8th ELIA Academy What’s going on Here;
Exploring Elasticity in Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
London, United Kingdom
5-7 July 2017
Call for Presentations Open Now!
We are very pleased to announce that the 8th ELIA Academy will be organised in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London! The ELIA Academy brings together lecturers from Higher Arts Education Institutions who want to share ideas and practices with like-minded colleagues from across Europe and beyond.
We look forward to a three-day programme in which we will examine elasticity as a core momentum in today's learning and teaching in higher arts education, and explore this theme from four different angles:
A wide variety of engaging presentations by keynote speakers, lecturers, artists and designers will spark in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas. Expect workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations, performance lectures, visits in the city and much more, as well as professional networking.
Call for Presentations
Deadline 1 November 2016
To shape the programme, we invite colleagues from ELIA Member Institutions from all arts disciplines to come up with contributions that spark exploration, generate discussion and engage the audience, using innovative presentation formats.
What's going on Here;
Exploring Elasticity in Teaching and Learning in the Arts
What’s going on here – a first reaction to something unexpected or unknown – encompasses a wide range of meanings and emotions: surprise, wonder, curiosity, excitement or inquisitiveness, but also a sense of disbelief or even anxiety. Yet, simply noticing political, cultural, technological or societal change usually won’t do within higher arts education institutions. Rather, an active response is expected from those concerned, be it on an individual or institutional level. Presumably, you have experienced this complex phenomenon in your teaching, research or artistic practices, and have witnessed it in your students’ development and learning.
It could thus be said that elasticity is a core momentum for teaching and learning in the arts – which is why we chose to place it at centre stage of the 8th ELIA Academy. And we will explore this from four different angles; the sub-themes.
Curiosity – a delight in serendipitous exploration and playfulness – underpins art school teaching and learning practices. The studio (physical or virtual) creates a certain milieu within which students and tutors create possibilities for learning. Curiosity turns the studio into a dynamic force field. Curiosity is the driver that helps students and arts educators create dynamic learning and new meanings. Curiosity speaks of our desire to learn; our desire to make; our desire to create. Curiosity enables students to take their creative practice to places and spaces their teachers could not have anticipated. In this strand we explore the ways that curiosity supports learning for lecturers and students.
Questions that go beyond a single discipline increasingly form the basis of today’s professionalism. The new knowledge and practices that are a result, point towards a new role of specialism. How do art schools today facilitate work on the intersections between art disciplines and art, science and technology? Being on top of interdisciplinary processes, artists and teachers produce innovative knowledge, tools and criteria which deserve sharing in and outside of higher arts education. In this strand we focus on the consequences of the shift towards hybridity in our programmes, teaching, research, professional development and facilities.
Research has entered higher arts education institutions at different speeds and with a wide range of methods and formats. A lot of effort has been dedicated to establishing practice-based educational and artistic research, both institutionally and politically. However, the question of what “doing research” actually means with regard to art school teaching and learning practices has received relatively little discussion and empirical, critical analysis – albeit the fact that any serious research practice clearly requires professional research training. In this strand we showcase and critically reflect on how research training is designed and implemented at student level, in specialised research career tracks and in staff training programs.
In today’s world artists and designers increasingly respond to complex social, environmental and political issues and generate alternative social models through the production of their works. Engaging users, communities and stakeholders in the creative process challenges societal perspectives and institutional structures through innovative and propositional forms of practices. In this strand we explore how these creative and critical inquiries are facilitated and supported by higher arts education institutions and the teaching of creative practices.
Call for Presentations Open Now!
1 November 2016
To shape the content of the 8th ELIA Academy, taking place 5-7 July 2017 in Lond0n, we invite colleagues from ELIA Member Institutions from all art disciplines to consider contributing to the programme. ELIA encourages diversity in its programme, and welcomes a wide variety of formats, such as paper presentations, performance lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions etc. that spark exploration, discussion and engage the audience.
Who can participate?
Lecturers, artists and designers teaching in ELIA Member Institutions who are directly involved in the delivery of theory and/or practice, as well as artistic researchers and teachers/researchers in arts education or pedagogy who wish to:
Engage with innovative pedagogic methods on an international level;
Gain new insights and look to future practices in educating and training artists across all art disciplines;
Share ideas and practices with like-minded colleagues from across Europe and beyond.
Relation to the (sub-)themes
Engagement with teaching and learning issues
(Inter-)active engagement with the audience
Balanced representation of disciplines, areas of expertise and countries
Ability to spark or generate discussion and debate
Procedure: application and selection Deadline for submissions is 1 November 2016, 17.00 ECT.
Applicants will be informed the latest 15 January 2017.
Please submit your proposal using the online submission form. In addition we encourage you to submit a video elevator pitch of 30 seconds in which you explain your proposal and/or to submit additional visual materials, if it offers further insight in what you wish to evoke to the audience with your presentation. This is not obligatory, but might favour the selection of your presentation. All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of experts and the selection will reflect a balanced division of regions, countries and disciplines. Applicants will be informed of the results by the 15 January 2017.
Terms & Conditions
The working language of the ELIA Academy is English. Submissions presented in a different language from English, not making use of the online form or submitted after the deadline of 1 November 2016, 17.00 ECT cannot be taken into consideration. Selected presenters will receive a reduced fee of EUR 250.
EUR 295 Early-Bird Members Fee (Registered on or before 1 May 2017)
EUR 395 Regular Members Fee
EUR 250 Presenters Fee
EUR 790 Non Members Fee
The 8th ELIA Academy is organised in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Teaching Learning Exchange of the University of the Arts London.
About Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins is a world famous arts and design college and part of University of the Arts London, with the main campus located in the award-winning Granary Building at the centre of London’s King’s Cross. Today we have nine programme areas: Art | Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design | Culture and Enterprise | Drama and Performance | Fashion | Graphic Communication Design | Spatial Practices | Jewellery and Textiles and Foundation and Access to HE. The College's alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us (not to mention winners of the Turner Prize and the Oscars as well as a glut of Royal Designers for Industry and Royal Academicians). Learn more
About the Teaching and Learning Exchange
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