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SHARE 2014 Conference on Artistic Research
13-14 June 2014
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SHARE, in collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture, organises the SHARE 2014 Conference on Artistic Research  in Aarhus, Denmark from 13-14 June 2014. 

Further details will be announced soon. For more information on the SHARE network visit the SHARE webpage. To download the recently released
SHARE Handbook for Artistic Research Education click here.

All questions can be directed to Schelte van Ruiten, ELIA Deputy Director, at schelte.van.ruiten@elia-artschools.org 



ELIA Leadership Symposium 2015
heads to Cape Town

ELIA is delighted to announce that the 7th ELIA Leadership Symposium will be held in the Autumn of 2015 hosted by The African Arts Institute in Cape Town, South Africa.

Through a combination of formal presentations by prominent keynote speakers and round table discussions, the Symposium gathers leaders and key decision makers from higher arts education institutions across the globe. 

The Leadership Symposium aims to create a generative environment of conversation, building towards outcomes that will have tangible effects for the future of higher arts education institutions.

Further details will be announced as they develop.


For more information contact Barbara Revelli, ELIA Conference Manager, at barbara.revelli@ elia-artschools.org




13th ELIA Biennial Conference
13-15 November 2014 in Glasgow 

Pre-Registration Open!
To guarantee a place at the ELIA Biennial Conference in Glasgow, pre-registration is available now!

To pre-register visit the Biennial Conference Registration Portal.

In the spring of 2014, all pre-registered delegates will be granted the early-bird registration fee and receive more information about the conference itself.

Pre-registration does not cost anything and it can be cancelled at any time with an email notification.

Openings for Discipline and Network Sessions

For ELIA Member Institutions interested in organizing Discipline and Networks Sessions, there are still some available spaces in the Saturday Open Space programme.

The Open Space is a platform for the ELIA Members and Partners in the context of the ELIA Biennial Conference who want to address the audience on specific artistic disciplines, on research projects and platforms and discipline related network. Submissions should be written to stimulate dialogue, sharing good and/or innovative practice, possibly in relation to the overarching theme for the conference.

Submissions should include the following:
• Presentation title
• Theme addressed
• Artistic discipline (if applicable)
• Descriptive biography of the presenter (max. 300 words)
• An abstract (max. 400 words)
• 3 statements/questions for discussion

Submissions should be sent to ELIA Conference Manager Barbara Revelli at  barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org by the 28 of February at the very latest.

The Elia Office will facilitate the organization of the sessions; however, the content is responsibility of the members. Presenters will need to register at the Biennial Conference and no travel or accommodation costs will be covered.

Selection Made for Papers, Pecha Kucha and Open Space
We have received 83 submissions from 28 countries.

An international panel of peer reviewers has completed their preferred selection; the conference Steering Group, responsible for shaping the content of the Biennial Conference, has completed the process selecting a total of 47 proposals from 23 countries.

The Steering Group and the conference organizers are working at the moment to finalize the programme; the selected presenters will be informed shortly.

Delegates registering at the conference will still have some available slots to present their own works, institutions or anything else they are passionate about and want to bring into the public eye at the conference. However, spaces available will be limited.

For further information, please visit the ELIA Biennial Conference website: www.eliabiennial.com or contact Barbara Revelli, ELIA Conference Manager, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org.



Call for Nominations for the
ELIA Representative Board 2014-2016 

including President and Treasurer 

The next ELIA General Assembly will be organised on 15 November 2014, coinciding with the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference in Glasgow. During the General Assembly meeting a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 21 Representative Board members will be elected, plus 2 non European Representative Board members.

Member institutions are welcome to submit nominations to the ELIA Board, including the ELIA President and Treasurer for the period 2014 - 2016. The deadline for nominations to be received is 15 May 2014.

For details including the roles of ELIA Board members, ELIA President and ELIA Treasurer as well as regulations for nominations please click here.

All candidates are kindly asked to fill in the nomination form available for download here.

For further questions please contact Carla Delfos, ELIA Executive Director, at carla.delfos@elia-artschools.org



Call for Project Nominations
ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2014

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the 6th ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2014 and is inviting proposals for projects.

Deadline: 26 May 2014. 

Nominations of projects can be submitted via the NEW NOW Nomination Tool at www.elia-artschools.org/neunow.

The ELIA NEW NOW Festival is an innovative international platform and showcase for talented graduating students and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) – of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – to present themselves to a wide international audience.

The ELIA NEW NOW Festival is:
 + an online and a live event that promotes artistic excellence through cutting edge presentations and activities;

 + an opportunity for selected emerging artists to show their work, meet each other, and create new international partnerships;
 +  a space where informed audiences, producers, and curators can see the most excellent artists and innovative projects coming from art schools and universities across Europe and beyond;
 +  a forum where artists, producers, curators, cultural operators, and policy makers can discuss future developments in the arts and share views on the cultural role of higher arts education institutions;
 + a means of presenting a new international generation of upcoming artists to the attention of a wide audience.

From the nominated projects, a maximum of 150 projects across all categories will be presented online at www.neunow.com, which is widely accessible to arts professionals and the public.

A selection of projects will be presented in the ELIA NEW NOW LIVE Festival 2014 that will take place 12-16 November 2014 in Glasgow, UK.

Who can participate in the ELIA NEW NOW festival?
The ELIA NEW NOW online Festival is open to arts students in their final year of study and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) of Higher Arts Education Institutions across Europe and beyond, which are ELIA members, ELIA associate members or ELIA non-European members.
The call for entry to this competition is also open to members of the following partner networks:
AEC-European Association of Conservatories
 CILECT-International Association of Film and Television Schools

Artists (as individuals or groups) are nominated, by their (former) institution, within one of the following five categories:
Visual Arts

To download the full Call for Projects as a PDF and for further details, including how entries will be selected, available funding and more, visit www.neunow.com and click 'About'.

Please direct all questions and enquiries to Johan Deeder, ELIA Office Manager, at johan.deeder@elia-artschools.org



HORIZON 2020 Calls Now Open! 

The  European Commission opened the first calls for projects in Horizon 2020. Among the first Calls are a number that could be interesting for higher arts education institutes.

Under the scheme ICT 2014 - Information and Communications Technologies, H2020-ICT-2014-1, the most relevant calls for higher arts education institutes appear to be the following (please note all the calls are worth reviewing):

ICT-18-2014 SMEs Support the growth of ICT innovative Creative Industries
ICT-21-2014 Advanced digital gaming/gamification technologies
ICT 22.c – 2014 Multimodal and natural computer interaction

Under the scheme Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities, H2020-Reflective-7-2014 the following topics have been announced:
REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
REFLECTIVE-5-2015: The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe
REFLECTIVE 7 – 2014: Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets
REFLECTIVE-8-2015: Communication and dissemination platform
REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries

See the Horizon 2020 Calls website for further details.




Creative Europe and ERASMUS + Deadlines Approaching

Creative Europe Subprogramme Culture

The 2014 Call for Proposals offers new opportunities for art schools and for emerging artists. There is a strong focus on actions in the fields of skills, competencies and know-how; digital technologies and testing innovative approaches to audience development and to business models. Also the term ‘artistic innovation’ is mentioned. Take care that audience development is a key overarching priority. The (large scale and small scale) cooperation projects offer fairly good opportunities for higher arts education institutes. The deadline for application for European cooperation projects is 5 March 2014.

The Sub-programme Media has deadlines from February to July 2014. Gaming is one of the priorities. Not all Media calls for applications have been published yet.

Read more at http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/calls/index_en.htm


The Erasmus+ Programme Guide and deadlines have been published, but unfortunately not all documentation is already available on the website. It is announced that applying online will be possible from the end of January 2014.

For Key Action 1 Individual Mobility actions (also including joint master degrees) the deadline for submission of applications is the 17 March 2014. Note that there is an extra emphasis on staff mobility.

For Key Action 2 Cooperation for Innovation and exchange of good practice includes Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances. Sector Skills Alliances target vocational training, which normally not applies to higher arts education.

Strategic Partnerships (see page 95 of the guide) offer a wide range of opportunities supporting the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices ranging from quality, collaborative learning and critical thinking, entrepreneurship education etc.  It offers quite a bit of flexibility in terms of activities and objectives. The deadline for submitting applications for Strategic Partnerships is 30 April 2014.

Knowledge Alliances (see page 109 of the Guide) are more specific, structured, result-driven transnational projects, notably between higher education and business and the broader socio-economic environment. The deadline for submission of applications for Knowledge Alliances is 3 April 2014.

Read more at 


Please note that the Calls for Proposals are not published on the EACEA website but on the European Commission site.

For any help or advice contact Truus Ophuysen, ELIA Senior Advisor, at truus.ophuysen@elia-artschools.org



New Members
ELIA is pleased to welcome the following new members:

University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogical Academy
Department of Technolgies and Design

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Faculty of Dramatic Arts - Cetinje
Cetinje, Montenegro

Art Academy of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, United States

Centre national des arts du cirque 
Chalons en Champagne, France
This newsletter is funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views of ELIA and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.  
SHARE Conference Save the Date

ELIA Leadership Symposium 2015

13th ELIA Biennial Conference

Call for ELIA Board Members

Call for NEW NOW Projects

HORIZON 2020 Calls 

Creative Europe and ERASMUS+

New Members


Upcoming events

Brussels, 3-4 April
EUA Annual Conference 2014:
Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching

Aarhus, 13-14 June 
SHARE 2014 Conference on
Artistic Research

Stockholm, 23-27 July
The 15th International Bakhtin Conference 

Glasgow. 12-16 November

Glasgow, 13-15 November 
13th ELIA Biennial Conference
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University of Gothenburg
Position for Professor in Design Management
Deadline 31 March
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