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Educational 2018

For the past decade, La Biennale di Venezia has been devoting increased attention to learning activities, and has developed a growing commitment to so-called “Educational” initiatives addressed to the audience of its Exhibitions’, to universities, young people, and children, from schools at all levels.

In the past two years, La Biennale’s two major exhibitions, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition and the 57th International Art Exhibition counted a total of 108,297 participants in the Educational activities of which 65,823 were young people.

A broad Educational programme has been scheduled for 2018 as well, addressed to individuals and groups of students, children, adults, families, professionals, companies, and universities. All the initiatives aim at actively involving the participants, and are led by professional operators, carefully trained by La Biennale di Venezia. They are divided into two categories: Guided Tours and Workshop Activities.

  • Guided Itineraries lead visitors through the exhibition venues of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, they have an open and participatory structure; they are particularly suited to  secondary schools, universities, architecture lovers, and grown-ups. They fall under three typologies: guided tours, focus tours, and theme-based visits.
  • Workshop Activities are addressed to all kinds of audiences, with particular attention to young and very young visitors and schools; they are based upon stimulating and interactive approaches, triggering creativity and children’s capacity to elaborate contents. They fall under the categories of multimedia workshops, making use of ICT-devices, multidisciplinary workshops, delving into the languages of art, music, and the other artistic disciplines, theoretical and practical workshops, to stimulate creativity with hands-on activities, and creative ateliers with families. Further initiatives shall be developed, to reach out for broader and broader audience groups, pivoting on projects addressed to specific targets.

La Biennale’s Educational offer is further enriched by special projects focusing on the challenges of creativity and innovation, offering the opportunity to approach the Exhibition themes from specific professional or scholarly perspectives. Such projects are particularly suited to companies, professionals and scholars, and they focus upon the Exhibition themes as opportunities to update and extend visitors’ competences and sensibilities. The educational and inclusive "Accessibility" project, dedicated to social and educational communities, shall be available in 2018 also thanks to the support of JTI, with the goal of approaching people who tend to have more difficulties with the fruition of exhibitions and cultural initiatives.

The involvement of secondary school students participating in work experience school schemes continues for 2018 Education activities.

La Biennale’s Educational initiatives are realised also thanks to the contribution of F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini SpA which is together with Lyra the Official Pencil of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition educational activities.


Activities are available in Italian and in at least 5 foreign languages

Reservation required, average duration per module: 1h45’

Fee paying service, admission fee not included


For schools from Veneto Region, La Biennale di Venezia organises a special service, with a reservation and subject to limited availability, with free transportation services from school venues to Venice, by Biennale BUS, and the Biennale water shuttle service, to Giardini and Arsenale.

Special free Open Days for teachers from all school grades shall be organised by La Biennale, on 4, 5, 6, 7 September.


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