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New Speakers Announced
Delegate Spots & Hotels Filling Up Fast!

Join DOMINANCE // DIVERSITY // DISRUPTION taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, 1-4 December 2015.

Hosted by the African Arts Institute, the ELIA Leadership Symposium brings together influential leaders from higher arts education institutions and universities across the globe for an important and timely discussion on current issues in leadership in higher arts education.

Post-apartheid South Africa is a laboratory of social transformation. Working within this context we will address this changing world and reflect on how key notions of aesthetics, standards of excellence and ‘the canon’ play out in a culturally diverse world. How do leaders of institutions - themselves in the process of transformation - disrupt, reinforce or nuance the tensions between the economic, the political, the cultural and the artistic dimensions?

We are proud to announce that amongst others, Judge and anti-apartheid activist Albie Sachs, artist, curator and museum director Gavin Jantjes and Director of the Opera Village Burkina Fasso Aino Laberenz will also contribute to the Symposium with inspiring keynotes and input for discussions.

Final Registration Deadline is 20 November.

Visit the registration portal to apply.

To ensure an optimal level of interaction, representation, focus and collegiality, participation will be limited to leaders and key decision makers. Delegates will be senior figures from a diverse but representative set of higher arts education institutions throughout the world. 

Visit the Leadership Symposium website and read the registration brochure to find out more.

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

NEW NOW 2015
Wrap Up

NEW NOW supports Europe’s emerging artists. It presents the work of those advancing from art academies towards their professional careers, and provides them with a framework for further development.

The 2015 edition of the annual NEW NOW festival showcased the work of 65 artists coming from 13 countries across all art disciplines at the prestigious Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam from 9-13 September.

The works ranged from music and dance performances, photography, video, painting and film, to typography and sound installations. Themes explored in this year’s pieces included myth, language, space, identity, death, society, economics, food and gender.

Watch a short teaser of the festival impression video now!

NEW NOW 2015 Impression Video from ELIA on Vimeo

NEW NOW 2015 is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Westergasfabriek, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Spanish Embassy in The Hague, the Czech Centre The Hague/Rotterdam and BeamSystems.

We are already gearing up for the next edition of NEW NOW. In December 2015 the call for artists for NEW NOW 2016 will be launched - keep your eyes on our website at www.newnow.eu for more information!


Please direct all inquiries regarding NEW NOW to Jessica Maxwell, NEW NOW Project Manager, at jessica.maxwell@elia-artschools.org

EQ-Arts: a new Quality Assurance and Enhancement Agency for the European Higher Arts Education Area

The board members of EQ-Arts are proud to announce its establishment as a legal entity. Originally an initiative of ELIA in 2004, EQ-Arts will now work as an independant organisation for the Higher Arts Education Sector.

EQ-Arts is a community of highly experienced professionals offering subject and institutional reviews, QA&E-workshops and expert training and covers all art disciplines.

Over the last few years EQ-Arts collaborated with and provided experts for national accreditation agencies in for example the UK, Scotland, Austria, Lithuania and Estonia, and has reviewed institutions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Lithuania.

EQ-Arts has ENQA affiliate status and aims to become the first European Accreditation Agency for the Higher Arts Education Area.

The next expert training will be held from 17-19 April 2016 at AMU in Prague.



NE©XT Accelerator Survey -
Research on Cultural E

As part of the NE©XT Accelerator project, ELIA would like to invite all its members and partners to join a research on cultural entrepreneurship.

The purpose is to support our members in sharing information on what they are doing in this field, helping the alumni in finding opportunities for their career development, analyse what higher arts education institutions are already doing and what might be a future development.

Take part by filling out a brief survey at 
www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGC639X and forwarding the survey to any local, national or international organisations that might be relevant for this research.

Contact Barbara Revelli, Head of Communications and Membership, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org 


7th Teachers' Academy 2015
ENACT: learning in/through the Arts
Impression Video Now Online!

The 7th ELIA Teachers’ Academy - ENACT: learning in/through the Arts, hosted by Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts from 10-12 May 2015, brought together lecturers from Higher Arts Education across Europe and beyond.

The three day programme offered keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and panel discussions. The in-depth exchange of ideas at the ELIA Teachers’ Academy in Tilburg provided a critical framework for informed discussions as well as a professional networking.

Watch the Academy Impression Video now at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiPAPwidWBA


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 Leadership Symposium Cape Town - Registration Ends 20 November

NEW NOW 2015 Wrap Up

EQ-Arts: a New QA&E Agency for Europe

NE©XT Accelerator Survey on Cultural Entrepreneurship

ELIA Teachers' Academy 2015 Impression Video



Upcoming events

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

Glasgow, 6-7 November 2015
GSA Sustainability in Creative Arts Conference

Ghent, 9-11 November 2015
DARE 2015: International Conference on
Deleuze and Artistic Research

London, 18-19 November 2015
PHExcel Conference 

Brno, 20-21 November
7th International Conference of Doctoral Studies
in Theatre Practice and Theory

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

Phnom Penh, 14-16 January 2016
Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education
and Research (ANCER) Conference

Prague, 17-19 April 2016
EQ-Arts Experts Training



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