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In recent years, la Biennale di Venezia has devoted a growing attention to learning activities, and developed a stronger and stronger commitment to so-called “Educational” initiatives addressed to the Exhibitions’ audience, universities, youngsters, and children from all kinds of schools.
 
In the past two years, la Biennale’s great 14th International Architecture Exhibition and 55th International Art Exhibition had 87.902 participants in educational activities in total, amongst whom 58.588 were youngsters.
 
A broad Educational offer shall be available in 2015 as well, addressing itself to individuals and groups of students, children, grown-ups, families, professionals, companies and universities. All initiatives pivot on an active involvement of participants, they are led by professional operators, carefully trained by la Biennale, and fall into the following categories: Guided Itineraries and Workshop Activities.
 
Guided Itineraries lead visitors through the exhibition venues of the 56th International Art Exhibition, they have an open and participatory structure; they are particularly suited to high-schools, art lovers and grown-ups. They fall into guided tours proper, focus tours and theme-based visits.
 
Workshop Activities are addressed to all kinds of public, with particular attention to young and very young visitors and to schools; they are based on a stimulating and interactive approach, triggering creativity and children’s capacity to elaborate contents. They fall into the categories of multimedia workshops, making use of IT-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.
 
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 on the Exhibition themes as opportunities to update and extend visitors’ competences and sensibilities.
 
La Biennale’s Educational initiatives are realised also thanks to the contribution of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Giotto, Official Colour of the 56th International Art Exhibition education activities.
 
 
Activities are available in Italian and in at least 5 foreign languages
Reservation required, average duration per module: 1h 45’
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 a water shuttle service, called Biennale VAP, to la Biennale’s Giardini and Arsenale.
 
 
Information
Educational and Promotion
Tel. +39 041 5218 828
promozione@labiennale.org
 
Artists
The artists selected for the main exhibition, All The World’s Futures
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 56th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 56th Biennale