DOMINANCE // DIVERSITY // DISRUPTION 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?
NEW SPEAKERS 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.
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.
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!
SUPPORTED BY 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.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: NEW NOW 2016
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!
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.
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.
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.
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ELIA Leadership Symposium Cape Town - Registration Ends 20 November