l’art au coeur du territoire

As art and culture move away from their role as tools in gentrification processes they become instrumental in the emergence of a new development model. The history of the city of Nantes is symptomatic of the transformations caused by globalization in the past three centuries. Today, the knowledge economy is central in the city's efforts to make art a driving force for the development of its territory.

Five perspectives on the role of the Arts and Higher Art Education could be addressed in the framework of the 11th ELIA Conference and feed the different symposia and discipline sessions:

1. Arts at the heart of the "way of living", questioning behaviours.
2. Arts encourage the emergence of contributors in place of consumers.
3. Arts name and identify territories.
4. Arts meet science and question environments.
5. Arts reinvent and "moralize" customs.

Participant profile

Professional practitioners from all arts disciplines, arts administrators, international officers, senior managers and representatives of higher arts education and the cultural sector are welcome to participate in the ELIA Biennial Conference.

Aims of the conference

  • To be one of the major international forums for debate, exchange of ideas and best practice in higher arts education
  • To renew and develop contacts and friends within a context of stimulating formal and informal presentations, symposia, workshops and cultural events.
  • To serve as a good opportunity to build academic and social links with colleagues and students from international higher art education institution.

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