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Educational Programme

Biennale Architettura 2021

La Biennale di Venezia has been devoting a growing attention to learning activities since more than one decade, and has developed a stronger and stronger commitment to “Educational” initiatives addressed to the audiences of its Exhibitions, most notably to universities, youngsters, and children from all kinds of schools.

Educational Programme

In the past two years, La Biennale’s 58th International Art Exhibition and 16th International Architecture Exhibition had 114,672 participants in Educational activities in total, amongst whom 68,205 were youngsters.

A broad Educational offer shall be available in 2020 as well, addressing itself to individuals and groups of students, children, grown-ups, families, professionals, companies, and universities. All initiatives aim to an active involvement of participants, they are led by professional operators, carefully trained by La Biennale di Venezia, and they fall under the following categories: Guided Itineraries and Workshop Activities.


Guided Itineraries lead visitors through the exhibition venues of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, they have an open and participatory structure; Guided Itineraries are particularly suited to high-schools, universities, art 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; Workshop Activities are based upon stimulating and interactive approaches, triggering creativity and children’s capacity to elaborate the contents of their experiences. Workshop Activities fall under the following types: digital workshops, making use of ICT-devices, multidisciplinary workshops, delving into the languages of art, music, dance, theatre, science, writing, and philosophy, theoretical and practical workshops, which stimulate creativity with hands-on activities, and creative ateliers for 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 upon 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 inclusive “Accessibility” project, dedicated to social and educational communities, shall be available in 2020 too thanks to the support of JTI (Japan Tobacco International), with the goal of approaching adults who tend to have more difficulties with the fruition of exhibitions and cultural initiatives.

Info and contacts

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 17th International Architecture Exhibition’s education activities.

Activities are available in Italian and in at least 5 other languages
Reservation required, average duration per module: 1h 45’
Fee paying service, admission fee not included

For schools from the 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 a 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 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 September.


Educational and Promotion
Tel. +39 041 5218 828
Tel. Info Schools +39 041 5218 731
(Mon > Fri 10 am - 1:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Sat 10 am - 1:30 pm)

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