7th Teachers' Academy 2015

ENACT: learning in/through the Arts
Tilburg, The Netherlands
10-12 May 2015

Call for Presentations, Papers and Workshops: 73 proposals from 19 countries were submitted. The international jury selected 35 presentations from 12 countries which have been integrated in the event programme.


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.

For the 7th Elia Teachers’ Academy we invite artists, art professors and art educators to showcase their own practices in the arts and education, be it in a presentation, a pecha kucha, a workshop, or another suitable format. What are the specificities of artistic strategies employed in teaching and learning, and what kind of educational practices do artists use to put their work into action?


The ELIA Teachers’ Academy 2015 will address the following themes:
• Theme 1; Artistic Strategies in Education
• Theme 2; Educational Practices in the Arts

The 3 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.

Who can participate?

Lecturers/artists teaching in ELIA member schools who are directly involved in the delivery of theory and/or practice, artistic researchers and teachers/researchers in arts education or pedagogy, including art educators working in the public domain, who want to:
  • engage with innovative pedagogic methods on an international level;
  • gain new insights and look to future practicesm in educating and training artists across all art disciplines;
  • share ideas and practices with like-minded international colleagues.

The Call for Papers is also open to members of the following partner networks:
  • AEC-European Association of Conservatories
  • CILECT-International Association of Film and Television Schools
  • Cumulus

Call for presentations

To shape the content of the ELIA Teachers’ Academy 2015 we invite colleagues from ELIA member institutions from all art disciplines to consider contributing to the programme. ELIA encourages diversity in its programme, and invites a wide variety of formats, including papers, workshops, pecha kucha’s and other presentations.

Submissions for presentations should include:

• theme;
• summary of maximum 250 words of the
specific knowledge/practice transferred;
• structure of the presentation: paper
presentation, workshop, pecha kucha, other
• contact details of the presenter(s).

Completed submissions can be sent to Barbara Revelli, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org

Submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel, selection criteria will reflect theme, innovative quality, and a balanced division
of regions, countries and disciplines.

Selected presenters will be waived the conference fee.

Pecha Kucha presentation and co-presenters will receive a reduced fee of 250 Euro.

The working language of the ELIA Teachers’ Academy will be English.

Applicants will be informed early February 2015.


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


Contact Barbara Revelli, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org


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