European Cultural Academy (ECA) is an award-winning organization specializing in contemporary art and architecture. With a presence in Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and online, ECA offers professional development programmes, design and study abroad studios, teacher training, and interdisciplinary partnerships through ECAxLab.
ECA is a self-funded, independent organization, and we collaborate with universities, foundations, public organizations, EU-funding agencies, and creative professionals to support our projects.
We are committed to empowering and advancing creative industries and supporting participants in nurturing their creative journeys while connecting them with professionals and art enthusiasts.
At ECA, our doors are open to everyone. Anybody, whether students or collaborators, can join our programs. Our participants form a vibrant community, and we are an integral part of it.
We are dedicated to fostering an environment where every individual can thrive and embrace their unique creative selves, whether that means being a bit unconventional, vulnerable, or different. Your creative identity is valued and respected here.
Our ambition knows no bounds, and we want all our participants to achieve the highest levels of success. We provide challenges and hold our collaborators accountable, whether it's for a single project or an entire career. We offer unwavering support, equipping you with the tools and inspiration needed to take that next step.
At ECA, we firmly believe that it's never too late to embark on your creative journey. Join us and explore the boundless possibilities of your creativity.
Focused on adult learning
Combination of learning tools and techniques
Individual attention towards each student
Peer to peer learning
You choose how to study
Everybody is welcome
Our lecturers come from the leading world institutions and are passionate about creativity, innovation and personal connections. Meet some of our current and previous lecturers.