Take part in the largest conference on Higher Arts Education and join international colleagues in an engaging 3-day programme featuring high-profile speakers, plenary discussions, paper presentations, best practices, networking events, mobile sessions at cultural institutions in the city and much more.
The 15th ELIA Biennial Conference is hosted by Codarts University of the Arts and Willem de Kooning Academy/Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam – a young, dynamic and innovative city. Our discussion will focus on the role of the arts in creating resilient cities in times of global change.
See you in Rotterdam from 21 to 24 November 2018! Registration opens in the end of March.
The Arts enable us to express and develop our cultural identities and reveal the diversity within our society. Cross-disciplinary projects create new structures that can pinpoint social tensions, address differences and demonstrate how much we have in common. In addressing these social challenges there is also an imperative to uphold a heterogeneous society, protect minority rights and integrate or perhaps also simply accept differences of all kinds. Do the arts, especially socially engaged artistic practices, gain a particular responsibility in times of increasing right-wing conservatism, when the freedom of artistic expression is threatened?