Our program consists of three single week modules. Attend all three weeks or join us for a one or two-week course of your choice.
In accordance with the Venice Art Biennale, in the year 2017 we will mainly focus on contemporary art. Each single week of our program has a specific focus:
Week A: Contemporary Art
Academics, researchers and other experts from the art world present different perspectives and critical contemporary issues that confront professionals today. In addition, we visit relevant exhibitions and cultural institutions in Venice. Below are some of the topics that will be discussed:
- Exhibition planning: financing, design, setup
- Contemporary curatorial practices
- Working in art today: issues and realities
- Communication in art
Week B: Venice Biennale
You will get to know how national pavilions and collateral events are created as part of Venice Biennale -from the initial concept until the actual building of an exhibition. You will learn the challenges that participants and curators face and what impact the participation might have on your career. Extensive Venice Biennale visits are included in this week.
Week C: Practice
Whether it is an exhibition project, a publication or another cultural event, with the support of our team you realise a project and have an opportunity to present it to a wider audience.
Tuition is 5 days a week, from 10:00 to 13:00 in our auditoriums, and from 14:00 to 18:00 we will mainly host workshops or site visits. Saturday you are driven to finalise your project and Sunday your results will be reviewed and discussed followed by a small celebration.
We try to make the most of Venice's unique environment. We organise topic-specific visits, seminars, debates and engaging workshops in historical and relevant locations. You collaborate closely with local universities, archives and foundations and have access to a wide range of resources.
Individual or university-organized groups can start on any given Monday, commencing on 17 April 2017. Single-person applications are available on the weeks starting on August 7th, 14th, 21st. The instruction language is normally English. However, if wished for, we have an interpreter available.
During the Venice Biennale period, all weeks include visits to Biennale sites. A certificate is given to students who have successfully completed the program. After the course's completion, tThere is a good possibility to start an internship with us or by one of our partner institutions.