-the wilds of venice-

JULY 15 - 27, 2019

the wild residency X european cultural academy

‘CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP and CONTEMPORARY ART’

in collaboration with THE JEALOUS CURATOR


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Discover unexpected perspectives and find the cracks where the light gets in…make wild dreams come true this summer behind the backdrop of the 58th Venice Biennale Arté:

“May You Live In Interesting Times”

— two week course in venice july 15 - 27 —

*SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE*


Once upon a time, not long ago, The Wild: Artist In Residence was but a dream. This dream was propelled by the perspective, sense of possibility, practical resources, and supportive network provided by the platform of the European Cultural Academy.

This unique international Academy is the official education partner of the Venice Biennale Sessions. It’s classrooms are the historic palazzos of the European Cultural Centre: prominent host of collateral exhibitions and the second largest exhibitor of contemporary art in Venice after the Biennale itself.

The ECA and its roster of lecturers welcome you warmly, offering transparency and accessibility in an often opaque and elitist art world.

Through this immersive two week course in contemporary art and curatorial studies; wild dreams are within your reach.

The Wild Residency is the dream of one independent artist, emerging curator, and self-made entrepreneur deeply motivated by gratitude and a desire to create the same kinds of quality connections, unusual opportunities and expansive experiences that ushered these ambitious dreams to reality- and to provide them to fellow creatives while building community in the arts.

During two weeks at the European Cultural Academy, I learned how to dream even bigger with an open and informed mind, to look for unusual opportunities where creativity and collaboration make even the wildest of ideas exponentially powerful, and surprisingly possible.

We invite you to join us this summer in Venice…

Ciao!
— JOCELYN CLAIRE BURKE, ARTIST & FOUNDER OF THE WILD RESIDENCY

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In the spirit of collaboration during this exciting two week certificate course: The European Cultural Academy is generously reserving 8 places for applicants from the Wild Residency community.

To claim your place in this opportunity for two weeks of accelerated learning and community building in July 2019: simply mention The Wild Residency on your APPLICATION to be given special consideration for enrolment in this in-demand, international, intensive course.

*Please Note: While the final deadline for application is July 13th 2019 pending availability, early application is highly recommended as admission decisions are made on an open rolling basis.

**An initial tuition deposit of €350 euros is required to secure your place, the remainder of €1300 euros is not due until July 8th, 2019)

*** Both The Wild Residency and The European Cultural Academy can provide formal letters of invitation to assist your funding endeavours.


Who can Apply?

The course is designed for creative curious minds. Students, curators, museum workers, artists and art lovers are welcome. On average there are around 11 nationalities per group. 

Simply mention The Wild Residency in your application to be included in this collaboration.

There is no extra application fee, and you can secure your place in this in-demand program by submitting your application to the ECA with a deposit of €350 euros. The remainder of your tuition payment is not due until at least one week before the start of the course.

We are happy to provide you with a formal letter of invitation to support any funding endeavours.


student travel SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

In further support of ECA’s collaboration with The Wild Residency, the European Cultural Academy will generously grant ONE applicant from The Wild Residency community (if you’re reading this- that’s you!) currently enrolled in an educational institution* with up to 1000 Euros in travel scholarship support for airplane or train tickets to Venice Italy from July 15-27, 2019

  • This scholarship is specifically designed to help participants with the expenses of transportation via plane, bus, or train.

  • This scholarship provides up to 1000 euros to be used toward airfare or train tickets. 

  • In order to apply for this scholarship you must be a student at a university, college or other educational institution. 

  • You must provide a letter from your educational institution stating how the course at the European Cultural Academy will benefit your studies.

  • Mention ‘The Wild Residency’ in your application.


PROGRAM INFORMATION

‘CONTEMPORARY ART: STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP AND REFINE YOUR IDEAS’

The program focuses on the contemporary art market and the ways to get involved in it, while following your unique path.
Q&A sessions, lectures and dinners with the makers of the Biennale and its satellite exhibitions will give you insider knowledge of creating art projects.

You will work on a group project dedicated to the Venice Biennale and create a roadmap for your personal creative goals. We will work together on your skills and provide the support and financial advice you need to turn your idea into reality. 

This unique course is in collaboration with Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator.

AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES: July 15 -27, 2019 

DURATION: Two weeks

TUITION FEE to ECA: 1650 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2019, with rolling admissions on a first come basis. Apply as soon as possible to ensure your spot!

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: 
Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP: 
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL:
 study@europeanculturalacademy.eu

APPLICATION CODE: The Wild Residency

 
The rooftops of Venice as viewed from an ECA course excursion to Palazzo Fortuny

The rooftops of Venice as viewed from an ECA course excursion to Palazzo Fortuny

discover CURRENT STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES tailored TO YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

Join The Wild Residency, The Jealous Curator, and The European Cultural Academy this summer to learn by osmosis and have so much fun surrounded by cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions in historic palazzos and the Biennale itself.

Learn directly from world recognized lecturers, curators, and leading creative professionals.

Expand your networks and collaborate with an intimate group of ambitions international peers.

Submerge your senses in the history and culture of Venice, Italy.


HOW THIS course WILL benefit you

CREATIVE SPIRIT

ECA creates a space that celebrates and nurtures creative ambition. Here you and your peers from around the world are immersed in a collaborative, creative and inspiring environment. No matter how much you are involved in the art world, there is a unique space for your creativity.

INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

The program focuses on individual projects and provides support based on your needs. Small group size gives you a chance to truly connect with the lecturers and peers.

INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Leading practitioners share their personal experience in curating and organizing art projects. You will learn about practical details and real costs of participating in the Biennale, review case studies from gallerists, state institutions and museums.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

You get access to the network we've built during 12 years of organizing exhibitions in art and architecture. The program is an excellent way to join the international creative community. ECA and its alumni network will support your after the course as well.


meet your lecturers

You will meet international experts from all over the world. Here are just a few of them…!

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AFTER TWO EXHILARATING AND INCREDIBLY EDUCATIONAL WEEKS OF EXPLORING THE CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD FROM BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE VENICE BIENNALE, THE GREATEST BENEFITS OF THIS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL ACADEMY WERE REVEALED AFTER I WENT HOME: INSPIRED AND CONTINUALLY SUPPORTED BY THE DIVERSE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ECA ALUMNI
— JOCELYN CLAIRE BURKE, ARTIST & FOUNDER OF THE WILD RESIDENCY


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*Images © Jocelyn Claire Burke during the ECA’s summer course in contemporary art alongside the 57th Venice Biennale Arté