7th Teachers' Academy 2015
ENACT: learning in/through the Arts
Tilburg, The Netherlands

10-12 May 2015

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Teachers' Academy Wrap Up 

Thank you to all keynote speakers, presenters and delegates of the 7th ELIA Teachers' Academy for a fantastic event!


Teachers' Academy Day 2: From Plenary to Parallel Sessions

The ELIA Teachers' Academy continued on Monday with a plenary keynote address from Eamon O'Kane on 'Fröbel Studios: The Institute of Creativity', followed by an afternoon of parallel sessions ranging from presentations to workshops and labs on the themes of the learning environment, learning by making, perspectives on learning and learning & researching as a spatial practice and was capped off with a keynote address from Jonas Dahlberg on 'The Architecture of Loss: the July 22 Memorials'.

Teachers' Academy 2015 Launches!

The 7th ELIA Teachers' Academy kicked off on Sunday with an in-depth look at the 'Apprentice/Master' project, which matches graduating fine art students from across Europe to renowned contemporary artists, a keynote address from Sara Wookey on 'Moving Through the City and Cultural Contexts' and rounded up with a dinner of Pecha Kucha presentations. Be sure to check back here for updates on the highlights of each day of the three day programme.

About the 7th ELIA Teachers' Academy

The European League of Institutes of the Arts - ELIA is pleased to announce the 7th ELIA Teachers’ Academy - ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts, hosted by Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, which brings together lecturers from Higher Arts Education across Europe and beyond.

The three day programme offers keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and panel discussions. The in-depth exchange of ideas at the ELIA Teachers’ Academy in Tilburg will provide a critical framework for informed discussions as well as a professional networking.

The Teachers' Academy 2015 takes place in Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, as well as in the unique venue Museum De Pont. This museum is renowned for its contemporary art collection and architecture; housed in a former woolspinning mill that has been transformed into a beautiful environment for the many works of art it has collected. On Tuesday afternoon the programme is situated in De Pont. Delegates will have the opportunity after the closing to visit the museum on their own or join one of the tours free of charge. Please visit the programme for more information. 

ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts

Making and teaching the arts are practices that intervene in a specific way, both in education and in society at large. The arts practice has its own knowledge base and logic; it evolves by creating and doing . The same can be said about education where learning environments are created by teachers and students in the work and on the spot. On the one hand we see how art educators bring artistic strategies into schools and higher arts institutions. This way of learning in/through
the arts requires a distinct set of competences and habits of mind. On the other hand we see how artists and designers introduce educational practices to their artistic work, be it in the studio, the museum, the public space or on stage.



ELIA members: 395 euro
ELIA members early bird fee: 295 euro (registered before 1 April 2015)
Non members: 790 euro

Contact Conference Manager Marte Brinkman, at marte.brinkman[at]elia-artschools.org 
The ELIA Teachers’ Academy is supported by Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts and the European Commission.


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