TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS
30 November-3 December 2016
Florence, Italy

> 4 Days- Over 60 Sessions / Activities
> 5 Keynote Speakers
> Over 50 Presenters from 18 Countries
> 1 Main Venue- 16 Locations in Total
> App. 500 Participants

Online Registration Open Now!
Please go to Registration to join the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference


The 14th ELIA Biennial Conference takes place in Florence, Italy the 30 November-3 December 2016. Host of this years’ biennial is Palazzo Spinelli, in partnerschip with many other arts and higher arts education institutions of the city.

This years' theme is TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS. Europe has transformed almost beyond recognition over the past years. Thanks to technological evolution, globalisation and open border policies, we find ourselves working and living in close connection to the rest of the world. At the same time Europe’s self-conception as a place of tolerance, inclusion and prosperity is increasingly challenged by complex issues such as large migration processes, an ageing population, emerging radicalism and shifting economic powers.
 
What do we see when we look at ourselves, our institutions, and the world? To what extent do we adapt, make use of or even contribute to the challenges and opportunities presented? And how shall we move forward?

The 14th ELIA Biennial Conference provides a platform to discuss these questions and consider the role artists, arts educators and arts education institutions have in the creation of tomorrow’s society. The programme features events including high profile keynote speakers, plenary discussions, research presentations, best practices, mobile workshops at cultural institutions in the city and much more. Of course there will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.  Florence, as a beacon of European cultural heritage and with its turbulent political and artistic history, is the ideal city to have this conversation.

The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers. 

JOIN THE BIENNIAL AND REGISTER

You can register now for this event, using our online registration portal.
Please go to registration for more information on how to register and fees.
 
Questions?
Please contact ELIA Conference Manager Marte Brinkman at marte.brinkman@elia-artschools.org
 


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