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ELIA Artschool

Economies of Aesthetics
From Possible to Desirable
18–20 June 2015 Basel, Switzerland

Registration Open Now!

ELIA is delighted to announce the conference ECONOMIES OF AESTHETICS, that will take place the 18–20 June 2015 in Basel, Switzerland in collaboration with the FHNW Academy of Art and Design and in conjunction with ART BASEL.

Register now to join us in Basel!


The conference will provoke new ways of thinking and observing the actual cultural, societal, political and economical processes, and provides a space for thinking in potentialities through a multidisciplinary view: the possible focuses on catalyzing urban change, the profitable conducts an analysis of a reloaded economic value system, the sensible explores an antifragile society, the desirable discusses architectures of meaning.

Furthermore, ECONOMIES OF AESTHETICS takes place in conjunction with Art Basel. This premier international art show will host the conference debate ‘From Possible to Desirable. In Search of a Common Layer of Meaning.’ After the debate, Art Basel welcomes delegates to visit the exhibition, with modern and contemporary works of leading galleries around the world.

Please find here more detailed information about the content of the discussions and sessions in the programme.

SPEAKERS include amongst others ‘a.titolo’, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev , Hassan Bakshi, Catherine David, Desmond Hui, Leo van Loon, Tina Saaby Madsen, Pier Luigi Sacco and Dal Yong Jin.

ECONOMIES OF AESTHETICS addresses everyone interested and open for exchange and reversing discussions – from arts, design and university lecturers, to urban developers, sociologists, economists, or protagonists of cultural institutions. 


Conference Manager Marte Brinkman, at marte.brinkman@elia-artschools.org

7th ELIA Teachers' Academy 2015
Tilburg, The Netherlands

Don't miss the Early Birds Fee!
Click HERE to register!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 1 April 2015

Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts opens its doors to the 7th ELIA Teachers’ Academy 2015 -ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts held 10 - 12 May 2015 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

During this event, delegates will have the opportunity to meet lecturers from all over the world, presenting innovative working methods and practices.

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 full information regarding registration visit the
Teachers' Academy Registration Information Page.

For full programme details visit the
Teachers' Academy Programme Page.

Please direct all questions and enquiries to
ELIA Conference Manager, Marte Brinkman at


Call for Project Nominations
ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2015

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the 7th ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2015 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 deadline for nominations is 15 March 2015.

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 2015 that will take place 09-13 September 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the WesterGasFabriek.

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

For more information, please visit the NEW NOW Activity Page on the ELIA Website or contact ELIA Office Manager Johan Deeder at johan.deeder@elia-artschools.org

Want to know more about NEW NOW?
Watch the trailer of the 2013 LIVE edition in Amsterdam:

NEW NOW Festival LIVE Amsterdam 2013: Trailer from ELIA on Vimeo.


EQ-arts Experts Training 2015
30 March-1 April 2015
Birmingham City University, School of Art

The EQ-Arts reviewer training workshop will start in few weeks.
The training is almost full! Last Chance to Join!

If you wish to apply, please send a statement of interest outlining your current institutional role(s) and responsibilities, motivation and experience of Quality Assurance processes and activities (a maximum of 500 words) to Lars Ebert, ELIA Senior Advisor at lars.ebert@elia-artschools.org.

The workshop aims to prepare participants to become reviewers on the international review and accreditation panels of EQ-arts.

Having acquired the expertise that this training will provide, trainee experts will also be better qualified to serve on national agencies and institutional accreditation panels. The workshop provides insights into international standards and practices as well as developments in the area of quality assurance and enhancement.

For more information about EQ-arts visit the EQ-arts websiteEQ-arts reserves the right to accept and reject proposals subject to appropriate experiences and availability of places.

Questionnaire to ELIA members

The ELIA Executive had its first meeting and decided to send out this questionnaire to be informed about current issues on the agenda of member institutions, to increase the flow of communication between ELIA members and the Executive group/Representative Board and to improve involvement of members in ELIA activities.

The main contact person of each Member Institution should have received already this document by email. if you think your institution might not have received it, please fill in the following
Questionnaire and send it back fully filled to Barbara Revelli, Head of Communication and Membership at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org

We invite all members to identify themes and to inform us about specific expertise . The outcome of this questionnaire will guide the future ELIA agenda and activities.

On behalf of the ELIA Executive group

Thomas D. Meier, President; Paula Crabtree, Vice President; Bridget Kievits, Treasurer; Gerald Bast; Mark Dunhill; Philippe Hardy; Bogdan Iacob; Maggie Kinloch
New Members
ELIA is pleased to welcome the following new members:

University of Derby - College of Arts
Derby, United Kingdom

Goldsmiths University of London - Theatre and Performance
London, United Kingdom


Registration Open Now - Economies of Aesthetics Conference Basel

Register for the Early Birds! 7th ELIA Teachers' Academy 2015 Tilburg

Upcoming Deadline: Call for Project Nominations: ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2015

Last chance to Register! EQ-Arts Experts Training 2015

Questionnaire from the Executive group to the ELIA Members

New Members



Upcoming events

Hong Kong, 30-31 March 2015
Artistic Interventions:
Histories, Cartographies and Politics in Asia

Birmingham, 30 March - 1 April 2015
EQ-arts Experts Training

Tbilisi, 7-9 May 2015
MA and PHD Students VI International Research Conference

Tilburg, 10-12 May 2015
7th ELIA Teachers' Academy: ENACT

Milan, 3-7 June 2015
Cumulus Milan 2015:
The Virtuous Circle Conference

Helsinki, 11-13 June 2015
CARPA4:  4th Colloquium on Artistic
Research in Performing Arts 

Basel, 18-20 June 2015
Economies of Aesthetics
From Possible to Desirable

Auckland, 30 June-4 July 2015
Cities in a Climate of Change Conference

Tallinn, 7 July 2015
MAPSI - Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact

Beijing, 10-11 July 2015
The 3rd International Cultural Administration Conference

Amsterdam, 9-13 September 2015

PoznaƄ, 9-11 September 2015
Paradox Fine Art European Forum Biennial Conference

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

Cape Town, 2-4 December 2015
7th ELIA Leadership Symposium



Job Openings & Calls

Culture Agora: The New Platform for the Creative Industry
Find here Job Openings, Call for Projects, Events anouncements, video and audio information

IETM is looking for a French-speaking Project Manager

Deadline: 18 March 2015

Call for papers: Cities in a Climate of Change, Public Art and Environmental and Social Ecologies
Deadline: 30 March 2015

P.A.R.T.S.: Call for participants
Research Studios second pilot project

August 2015 until December 2016



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