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An Intimate and Entirely Unique Travel Experience

10 days and nights of music, art and exploration in ancient Venice. Live in historic palazzos. Enjoy the fabulous Architecture Biennale and exclusive musical performances nightly. Fill out the Interest Form below to inquire about this remarkable musical, travel and cultural opportunity.

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“A great location. A great time of year. A great group of people. IGE celebrates and dives into the spirit and energy of Art & Music in a way that encourages exploration, of the art and of the self and of the community. Sounds pretty awesome to me....I am in!”
–Peter Shapiro

““IGE combines the arts, inspiration and community into a unique, synergistic experience....Much like a concert in which enjoyment is immediate, but on reflection an experience that brings so much more...”
–Cameron Sears, Executive Director, Rex Foundation

Be a part of it!

Join JOHN KADLECIK, PETER ROWAN, TIM BLUHM, SCOTT LAW, ROSS JAMES, YALE STROM, ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ, GRAHAME LESH, AMY HELM and ARTHUR STEINHORN for an intimate Music and Art Immersion in Venice, Italy, October 3rd-13th, 2016 for benefit of Rex Foundation. They will be joined in Venice by an international array of master guest musicians including, MARTINO COPPO, PAOLO BONFANTI, VERONICA SBERGIA, MAX DE BERNARDI and ROBERTO BONGIANINO. More announcements to come.

All that is missing is you!

The Music and Art Patron

Our Music and Art Immersions foster community through support of arts and education-based objectives. As an Immersion participant you become a Music and Art Patron, playing a vital role in the IGE community. Patrons are dancers, artists, musicians, music and art lovers, or nonprofit arts organizations donors.

Patrons value mutual artistic engagement and seek opportunities for collective encounter. Together with fellow patrons, ambassador ensembles and IGE staff, patrons create community as they explore, view art, travel, collaborate in artistic and musical exploration, shop and prepare food for cooperative meals.

Patrons participate as they wish in activities such as restaurant and potluck meals, cocktail parties, scheduled concerts and musical improvisations. Spontaneous jam sessions occur throughout Immersions with significant nightly multi-genre performances.

“The IGE Music and Art Immersion is so different from what usually goes on in Venice, and was conceived to shift the tenor of the Venetian atmosphere while contributing to its evolution.”
–Cico Casartelli, Italian cultural and musical journalist

Local and International Partners

IGE directly supports a range of Venetian and international nonprofit arts foundations, orchestras, educational institutions and music conservatories. Our benefit concert revenue, donations and grants fund cross-cultural musical exploration, international arts education and restoration of historic heritage sites of special cultural or physical significance. In addition and as compliment to direct funding, IGE Musical Ambassadors donate master classes in conservatories worldwide across a range of genres and styles.

Immersion Packages:

Our Immersion Packages offer equal levels of incredible musical, travel and cultural opportunities. The only difference is whether you want a shared or private bath. Please note that airfare to Italy is not included.



Payment options: After submitting your registration to us, please choose one of the following payment options to secure your spot:

  • Option 1 - Deposit Payment: Pay 50% of your selected package immediately upon registration; pay the remaining 50% two months prior to your trip. We will remind you of the final payment by email when the time comes.
  • Option 2 - Pay in Full: Pay for your entire Immersion Package immediately upon registration.

Booking: Once you have decided on an Immersion Package, we will send you a booking code which allows access to the secured guest registration area of the innogiven.org website. After filling out your registration there, you will be taken to our secured payment page.

Charitable Deductions: Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) 501(c)(3) Immersion Patrons may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid over its fair market value (FMV). IGE will provide documentation to Patrons indicating price paid, FMV, and the amount that is tax-deductible. FMV is based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of itinerary publication and are subject to adjustment in the event of any changes in these tariffs or rates of exchange.

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Immersion Packages include:


  • 10 days single, double or en suite accommodations in palazzos or villas


  • Welcome package—including wine, flowers, snacks, maps, suggested itineraries, shopping suggestions, etc.
  • Vaporetto pass
  • Biennale passes


  • Opening dinner Taverna La Fenice Presidential Room
  • Dinner and jam session at Gam Gam restaurant in Veniceʼs historic Jewish quarter
  • Cocktail party with musical performance
  • Two Musical Ambassador house parties with community prepared meals and musical performance
  • Benefit concerts and gala (formal attire) for Venice Local Partner Beneficiaries (details and line ups TBD)
  • Nightly impromptu jam sessions with international multi genre all stars

A few words about past Immersions...

Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE), a 501(c)(3) public charity, conducts Music and Art Immersions, benefit performances and master classes in diverse international locales in support for United States and internationally registered non profit arts foundations and public charities. IGE foments and funds artist development, cross cultural artistic exploration, international arts education and restoration of historic heritage sites of special cultural or physical significance.

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Our next Music & Art Immersion is October 3-13, 2016. Click the button, fill out an interest form, and we will get back to you!
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