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Venice ITALY,  Venice Biennale

April 20 - November 24, 2024

financial goal and request
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about ECC

The European Cultural Center will present works of approximately 180 international participants at Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and the Giardini Marinaressa.  Iinvitations are extended to both established professionals and emerging talents, as well as collaborate with universities and cultural institutions. In the past, they've worked with renowned artists such as Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Kosuth, Martin Parr, Xu Bing, Marina Abramovic, Arnulf Rainer, Lee Ufan, and institutions such as MIT, Willem de Kooning Academy, the Ludwig Museum, the Guangdong Museum of Art and UNESCO.

$20,000 participation fee ECC

To help cover all the costs associated with the exhibition in Venice, ECC ask participants to find financial support in relation to the scale and complexity of their presentations as well as the participation fee. In the past, artists have been financially supported by galleries, but also by collectors, institutional grants, governments or artists sometimes developed self-funding strategies.

The requested exhibition participation fee covers all services related to artists presentation in Venice for the entire duration of the exhibition, such as :

  • Provision of the space, fully prepared and equipped. The stands will be refitted according to specifications as confirmed between the participant and ECC;

  • Presence of guards during open hours to ensure the security of people and exhibited objects;

  • Presence of ECC staff to give tours and present each project to our public;

  • Cleaning and maintenance of the spaces, stands, and exhibits;

  • Museum quality lighting, electricity, water, internet, standard audio and video equipment (if so agreed upon); 

  • Permits (if so needed);

  • General publicity: press, public relations; external communication: banners, totems, advertising, online visibility on ECC’s websites, social media; 

  • Two opening events for invited guests with catering on preview parties on the 18th and 19th of April 2024;

  • Additional side events for the participants and participants’ invited guests (if so agreed upon);

  • Production and providing of the hardcover catalogue (approx. 600 pages) with a section dedicated to the participant/exhibit;

  • Production of the online catalogue version;

  • Production of the exhibition virtual tours permanently display on our websites;

  • Photographic documentation of your installation; 

  • Technical assistance during the Exhibition setup maintenance and dismantling;

  • Curatorial advice; 

  • Assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport (please note that transportation costs and production costs are not included).

financial goal - sponsorships


Needing to sponsor through a 501c3?  

ArtThoot has gracefully accepted to be the fiscal partner in this endeavor. 





Will cover

  • ECC Participation fee

  • Artwork shipping to and from Venice, Italy

  • Travel expenses to install and deinstall the artwork

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$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

IN PERPETUUM framed numbered print

Series of 38 prints, each print is a representation of each  "grave" present in LAMENTATION, the 10,000 sq foot installation showcased in NEW FUTURES: NEW STORIES.  Learn more HERE


Pinned Butterfly Humanoid Shadowbox Commission. 

3 pinned humanoid butterflies in a shadowbox.

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$1,000.00 - $2,000.00

Pinned Butterfly Humanoid Shadowbox Commission. 

1 pinned humanoid butterfly in a shadowbox

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$500 -  $1,000.00

ONE MORE framed print.

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 <  $500

ONE MORE print

Bernardo Vallarino, NOT Welcome,  2018, concrete, bronze, soil, clear sticker. Installatio

participating artwork

NOT Welcomed


Oversized concrete word "NOT" hangs precariously overhead. Underneath, a small gold humanoid figure kneels down to read the word "Welcome" placed within a border line.   The installation is a response to the contradicting experience migrants have when arriving and living in their new countries.  Regardless of the legal standards of individuals, migrants are unfortunately treated as others, seldom welcomed due to their cultural identity.   The artwork is designed in such a way that the viewer kneels down underneath the hanging "NOT" mimicking the gold humanoid form. 


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