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ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2014
Works Selected 

The European League of Institutes of the Arts received hundreds of nominations from art institutions across the world for NEW NOW 2014, from which an international jury selected 65 projects from 23 countries to be part of the ELIA NEW NOW Online Festival.

In a second jury selection, 28 projects from across 13 countries were selected from the 65 to be part of the ELIA NEW NOW LIVE Festival taking place 12-16 November 2014 in Glasgow, UK.

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.

Artists (as individuals or groups) were nominated, by their (former) institution, within one of the following five disciplines:
+ Visual Arts
+ Design/Architecture
+ Theatre/Dance
+ Music/Sound
+ Film/Animation

The international judging panel of experts, representing each of the five arts disciplines, selected work for the online festival on the basis of the following criteria - work that:

• engages with, and makes a bold contribution to, leading edge practice in the international field of the discipline
• demonstrates clear potential as work that is likely to achieve a good professional standard of presentation
• is likely to stimulate the interest of promoters, curators, festival organisers and/or producers working in the professional field of the discipline
• is suitable for presentation and is likely to stimulate the interest of an international audience
• together with the other work selected within the discipline, contributes to the presentation of a diverse range within the category.

Those experts also suggested which works should be presented in the NEW NOW LIVE Festival 2014.

The final selection of the works presented in the LIVE Festival has been made by the two artistic directors.

ELIA, the panel of judges and the artistic directors would like to thank all nominators for the high quality of work submitted - making this edition's selection the toughest yet.

Want to know more about NEW NOW?

Visit the past edition's website at www.neunow.com and watch the trailer from the  NEW NOW LIVE Festival 2013 Amsterdam:

13th ELIA Biennial Conference
Glasgow 13-15 November 2014

Register Now!

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

Online registration is now open 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:

Visit the Biennial Registration Portal to register now.
The deadline for online registration is 31 October 2014.

Contact Interim ELIA Conference Manager Marte Brinkman at marte.brinkman@elia-artschools.org or visit www.eliabiennial.com for more information.


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

7th Teachers' Academy 2015
ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts
Tilburg, The Netherlands, 10-12 May 2015
Call for Presentations, Papers and Workshops

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.

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

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 practices in educating and training artists across all art disciplines;
• share ideas and practices with like-minded international colleagues.

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, ELIA Conference Manager, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org

Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2014.
Applicants will be informed the latest 30 January 2015.

Contact Barbara Revelli, ELIA Conference Manager, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org or visit the www.eliateachersacademy.com for more information.


2014 ALIA Symposium Taipei:
VIP - Vision, Integration and Profession
3-5 October 2014
Registration Open Now

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) will host the 2014 ALIA Symposium in Taipei, including board meeting on 3 October, symposium on 4 October, and general meeting on 5 October. The theme of the symposium is VIP in Higher Education of Arts. It will examine the crucial issues of arts in higher education: Vision, Integration and Profession.

The Asian League of Institutes of the Arts (ALIA) is the sister network of The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) - founded 1990. ALIA was formed in 2012 at the ELIA-ASIA Symposium in Seoul, South Korea with the aim to promote exchange and cooperation between art colleges in the Asia Region.

ELIA members are welcome to participate.

The deadline to register is 15 August 2014.

For more information on the ALIA Symposium and the ELIA-ASIA network click here.


EU Funding Calls for HORIZON 2020 Open in
2014 & 2015

HORIZON 2020 Programme Call for Research on Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies. EU grants involve between EUR 1.5 and 2.5 million.

The deadline for nominations is 1 December 2014.

In the frame of the HORIZON 2020 Programme, a specific Work Programme on ‘Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies’ has been published.

The Work programme 2014 – 2015 focuses on large-scale multidisciplinary and comparative research and integrates social science and humanities. The calls in 2015 under the chapters  ‘Reflective Societies,  The Cultural Heritage and European Identities’ and ‘New Forms of Innovation’,  also including a  scheme ‘Fast Track to Innovation’,  provide opportunities for higher arts education institutes to join the HORIZON 2020 programme.

The call ‘Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation’, which may be of particular interest to HAE institutions, has two deadlines:
30 September 2014
7 January 2015

To read the call in brief and for further information visit ELIA European Arts, Culture & Policy News - HORIZON 2020 Funding Calls.

New HORIZON 2020 €100 million Pilot Action: Fast Track to Innovation

More news from HORIZON 2020 Funding may mean a new opportunity for arts driven innovation.

The European Commission published an update on the HORIZON 2020 Work Programme in which the €100 million new pilot action ‘Fast Track to Innovation’ is being introduced, it was announced on 22 July 2014.

The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot is the only measure in Horizon 2020 that provides funding for close to market, business driven projects, that is open to proposals in any area of technology or application. This thematic openness – combined with the possibility for all kinds of innovation actors to work together and deliver innovation onto the market and/or into society should allow higher arts education institutions, together with business partners to enter the HORIZON programme

Different from other HORIZON actions, the Fast Track to Innovation scheme will be open for applications from 6 January 2015 onwards and ranked following three cut-off dates.

For further information visit ELIA European Arts, Culture & Policy News - Fast Track to Innovation.

Advocating Arts-based Research in the
European Research Area: Updates

Recent updates on arts-based research relating to the European Research Council and The Frascati Manual.

The European Research Council integrates arts-based research in its evaluation panels for Frontier Research Grants

An encouraging example of the gradual integration of arts-based research in the European Research Area has emerged from the call for European Research Council Frontier Research Grants.

The European Research Council (ERC) supports individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research through their funding scheme. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

One of the six ERC evaluation panels in the research domain of Social Science and Humanities is 'Cultures and Cultural Production: Literature, philology, cultural studies, arts, philosophy', which features a subpanel on 'Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research'.

For further details and analysis of the impact of this development on arts-based research in the European Research Area click here.


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

Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, United Kingdom


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.  

ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2014
Works Selected

13th ELIA Biennial Conference Glasgow

Deadline 31 October

Call for Venue:
15th ELIA Biennial Conference 2018

Deadline 1 December 

Call for Presentations, Papers and Workshops:
7th ELIA Teachers' Academy 2015

Deadline 15 December

Registration open for 2014 ALIA Symposium Taipei
Deadline 15 August

EU Funding Calls for HORIZON 2020 Open in
2014 & 2015

HORIZON 2020 €100 million Pilot Action:
Fast Track to Innovation

Advocating Arts-based Research in the
European Research Area: Updates

New Members


Job openings
Aalto University
Lecturer in Sustainable Design
Deadline 15 August 2014

Aarhus School of Architecture
PhD Fellowship: 
Theory in Sustainable Architecture

Deadline 15 August 2014
Upcoming events

Johannesburg, 22-24 September 2014
Design with the other 90%:
Changing the World by Design Conference

Taipei, 03-05 October 2014
2014 ALIA (Asian League of Institutes of the Arts)
Symposium Taipei: 
'VIP - Vision, Integration and Profession'

Glasgow, 12-16 November 2014

Glasgow, 13-15 November 2014
13th ELIA Biennial Conference:
Location Aesthetics

Belgrade, 14-16 November 2014
FIST 10 - Festival of International Student Theatre

Helsinki, 26-27 November 2014
5th Art of Research Conference:
Experience, Materiality, Articulation (AOR2014)

Gothenburg, 5-6 November 2015
1st PARSE Biennial Research Conference



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