The Grand Canal Palazzo

Dateline Italia: As Venezia readies for the cultural onslaught next week that is the the Venice Biennale, Fondazione Claudio Buzol (which is currently collaborating with the SVA Masters Workshop in Venice), directed by Renzo di Renzo, is making preparations for various events. Located on the Grand Canal, the Fondazione is one of the hubs of activity.

Their overall program includes a website that is an “observatory of young people’s creativity.” The Fondazione organizes conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and cultural events in general; it supports educational
activity through grants and partnerships with educational institutions. It also offers residencies for artists (check out the website for details). If you are in Venice next week, stop by and join the festivities.What’s more, the restored palazzo in which it is housed is simply beautiful (as the images above and below attest).

Are there any other palaces, palazzos, or castles that cater to art and artists? If so, do share.
 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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