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SHARE Conference Aarhus:
Artistic research, critical practices and
contemporary cities

Registration Now Open

SHARE, in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Architecture, organises the SHARE Conference Aarhus to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 20-21 June 2014.

Registration is now open!
Visit the SHARE Conference Aarhus Registration Page for more information and to register. The deadline to register is 6 June. 
Delegates are advised to book accommodations ASAP due to limited availability.

Preliminary Programme: Keynote Speakers Announced!
The conference seeks to bring together artistic researchers, spatial practitioners, architects, urbanists, planners, designers, artists of all disciplines, musicians, composers, performers, activists, community organisers and city-dwellers to consider the question of the contemporary city as a site of enquiry, debate and political and professional contestation.

The organisers of the SHARE Conference Aarhus are pleased to announce that Martin Prominski of Leibniz University Hanover will deliver one of three keynotes of the event entitled Design and artistic research in the contemporary city. Curator Angelika Fitz will deliver the second keynote address of the conference. 

To view the preliminary programme visit the SHARE Conference Aarhus website.

In this the fourth conference of the SHARE network (operating since 2010), we mark the beginning of a new phase of work for the ELIA/SHARE network through this collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture. In partnership with Aarhus, the SHARE dialogue on artistic research education moves further into the question of the key research themes emerging across arts (architecture, design, visual arts, performing arts, media arts…)

Questions? Contact ELIA Deputy Director Schelte van Ruiten at schelte.van.ruiten@elia-artschools.org 



SHARE Conference Aarhus:
Call for Presentations of PhD Research
Deadline 28 April

To shape the content of the SHARE Conference Aarhus we invite colleagues from ELIA member institutions from all art disciplines to consider contributing to the programme through presentations of PhD research relating to the themes of the conference.

Submissions for presentations should include:
• topic;
• summary of 400 words of the specific knowledge/practice transferred;
• structure of the presentation: paper  presentation or workshop
• contact details of the presenter/s.

For details on submitting and on the themes of the conference visit the Call for Presentations webpage.

Please send all submissions in  Word .doc format to ELIA Deputy Director Schelte van Ruiten at schelte.van.ruiten@elia-artschools.org no later than Monday 28 April.

For further information contact ELIA Deputy Director Schelte van Ruiten at schelte.van.ruiten@elia-artschools.org 



SHARE Advocacy Toolkit
Now Available for Download

The SHARE Advocacy Toolkit is a set of brief documents, available in the English and French language, that provides an easy-to-use online tool, supporting higher arts education institutes in their advocacy work, including briefing national and European policymakers, as well as updating academics and authorities on relevant developments. The toolkit is one of the outcomes of the SHARE Academic Network 2010 - 2013. It is best used in conjunction with the SHARE Handbook for Artistic Research Education.

The Share Advocacy Toolkit and additional resources can be found on the SHARE webpage.

For further information contact ELIA Deputy Director Schelte van Ruiten at schelte.van.ruiten@elia-artschools.org 



Call for Venue: 15th ELIA Biennial Conference and General Assembly 2018

ELIA will organise its 15th Biennial Conference in 2018 and is calling upon its members to nominate a venue.

The deadline for nominations is 1 December 2014.

ELIA is currently preparing the 13th Biennial Conference that will take place in Glasgow 10-12 November 2014, hosted by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art.

The ELIA Board will decide in September 2014 whether the 14th Biennial Conference will take place in Firenze, Italy or Poznan, Poland.

To improve the preparation process and facilitate the hosts in raising funds, ELIA has anticipated the publication of the next edition of the 15th ELIA Biennial Conference.

The ELIA Biennial Conference is usually organised in autumn and attracts roughly 500 delegates, representing more than 40 countries, giving the host institute(s) a unique opportunity to present themselves to Higher Art Education Institutions and Universities  from all over the world. The host institute’s students and teachers are encouraged to be involved in the development of the conference. 

For further information on hosting and details on how to submit a nomination for your city please read the full Call for Venue: 15th ELIA Biennial Conference and General Assembly 2018



13th ELIA Biennial Conference
Glasgow 13-15 November 2014

Register Early-bird Now to Save 100 euro

Peruse the fully interactive Biennial Conference Registration Brochure to discover all that the LOCATION/AESTHETICS programme has to offer.

Register now to meet the early-bird deadline and save 100 euro on registration fees! 

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce that online registration has opened for the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference, hosted by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Glasgow.

The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers. 

This year’s conference theme focuses on the relationship between the creative and the city and the dynamic interplay between place, culture, creativity and the artist.  Recognising that the arts are both the most local and the most international of activities - proud of their traditions and identity, but at their most exciting when they break down barriers and cross borders, LOCATION/AESTHETICS will explore the cultural, social and economic role that creative individuals and institutions play in creating and transforming a city, regional or national identity and place in the world.

Four sub-themes have been identified to address more specific issues:

For further information visit www.eliabiennial.com or contact Interim ELIA Conference Manager Marte Brinkman at marte.brinkman@elia-artschools.org 



Call for Project Nominations
ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2014
Deadline 26 May


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.

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.

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.

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'.

Questions? Contact ELIA Office Manger Johan Deeder at




Call for Nominations for the
ELIA Representative Board 2014-2016 

including President and Treasurer 
Deadline 15 May 

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.  

ELIA hereby asks its member institutions for nominations to the ELIA Board, including the ELIA President and Treasurer for the period 2014 - 2016.

Further information for potential candidates and details on how to submit can be found in the full Call for Nominations. The deadline for nominations to be received is 15 May 2014

Questions? Contact ELIA Executive Director Carla Delfos at



New ELIA Publication
Artfutures: Working with Contradictions
in Higher Arts Education 

Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education is now available to download in digital form or to order in hardcopy on the Art Futures Publication webpage.

Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts brings together leading arts practitioners, educators and thinkers - among them Yoko OnoFrédéric Martel, Peter Weibel, and Douglas Couplandthat are key players in the current cultural paradigm because they are actively creating the future cultural landscape. They come from across 14 countries and a variety of disciplines to address the most pressing issues in higher arts education from the perspective of those operating within the field.  

Hardcopies can be ordered at the cost of shipping by sending a mailing address to ELIA Office Manager Johan Deeder at johan.deeder@elia-artschools.org

For further information and supplementary video material visit the ArtFutures Publication webpage or contact ELIA Communications Officer Jessica Maxwell at jessica.maxwell@elia-artschools.org 



Upcoming European Elections:
'Go Vote! Bring a Friend' Campaign

European cultural networks launch the 'Go vote! Bring a friend' campaign for the European elections (22-25 May 2014). European cultural networks and organisations want to encourage citizens to use their right to vote and influence the future of Europe.

We are concerned by the high rates of abstention during European elections and the recent rise of extremism across Europe. These elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Some 350 million voters will have a say over how the EU should be governed for the next five years, including deciding who will become the next President of the European Commission

For quick, reliable and easy to digest information alongside advocacy material, in-depth information and even communications materials to get the word out about the elections visit the online resources page of the 'Go vote! Bring a friend' Campaign.




Updates to Move On! Cultural Mobility for Beginners Online Guide from On the Move

The online guide Move On! Cultural Mobility for Beginners has been updated.

The guide, supported by the Foundation Hippocrène, has been freshened and offers up-to-date web-links and information to young artists and creators looking to live a first experience abroad in Europe.  

Download it now in English, French, Italian and German


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

Colégio Memorial Moon Chun
Moon Chun Memorial College

Macau, China

University of East London/Art & Digital Industries
London, United Kingdom

University of British Columbia 
Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Vancouver, Canada

LAO - Le Artí Orafe Jewellery School & Academy
Firenze, Italy

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Faculty of Art & Design, Department Of Contemporary Art
Crewe, United Kingdom

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Transart Institute
New York, United States

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belli Arti Milano
New Academy of Fine Art - Milano
Milano, Italy

Middlesex University - School of Arts 
London, United Kingdom 

Umjetnicka akademija u Splitu
Arts Academy in Split
Split, Croatia

Arkitektskolen Aarhus
Aarhus School of Architecture
Aarhus, Denmark

The National University of Ostroh Academy
Ostroh, Rivne region, Ukraine

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 Aarhus
Registration Open  

SHARE Conference Aarhus 
Call for Presentations

Deadline 28 April

SHARE Advocacy Toolkit

Call for Venue:
15th ELIA Biennial Conference 2018

Deadline 1 December

13th ELIA Biennial Conference 2014
Early Bird Registration

Call for NEW NOW Project Nominations

Deadline 26 May

Call for ELIA Board
2014-2016 Nominations

Deadline 15 May

ArtFutures: Working with Contradictions
in Higher Arts Education

'Go Vote! Bring a Friend'
Elections Campaign

Move On! Updates

New Members


Upcoming events

Aarhus, 20-21 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:
Location Aesthetics

Belgrade, 14-16 November
FIST 10 - Festival of International Student Theatre

Helsinki, 26-27 November 
5th Art of Research Conference:
Experience, Materiality, Articulation (AOR2014)



Job openings

Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for
Doctoral Training in Art and Design 

Funded PhD Studentship 
Deadline 28 April 2014

Aalto University
Professor of Practice in
Production Design for Film and Television 

Deadline 29 April 2014
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