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ELIA Artschool

Last Chance to Attend!
Registration closes 20 November

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?

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

Have you joined us yet?
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
and forwarding the survey to any local, national or international organisations that might be relevant for this research

All institutions and hubs taking part in the survey, will be included in a website that will promote networking and employability for artists and professionals in the arts.

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


Announcing EQ-Arts 
Quality Assurance Reviewers Training 
17-19 April 2016

AMU Academy of Performing Arts - Prague

EQ-Arts is pleased to announce the sixth international quality assurance and enhancement training workshop for academic and administrative staff who are interested in undertaking reviewer or rapporteur roles in European Higher Arts Education QA processes.

The training prepares participants to become reviewers who may be selected to join international review panels of EQ-Arts and/or serve on the accreditation panels of national QA agencies. The workshop provides insights in international standards and developments in the area of quality assurance and enhancement, as well as practical guidance on how to participate successfully in formal QA processes.

If you wish to participate in this workshop please send a statement of interest to Sally Mometti, General Manager EQ-Arts, at s.mometti@eq-arts.org outlining your current institutional role(s) and responsibilities, and motivation and experience of Quality Assurance processes and activities (a maximum of 500 words).

The fee to participate is  1.250 euro (for ELIA-members 1.000 euro).

Further details on the Expert Training and EQ-Arts is available on www.eq-arts.org

14th ELIA Biennial Conference 
30 November - 3 December 2016
Florence, Italy 

Call for Presentations

ELIA is pleased to announce that the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, 30 November - 3 December 2016, hosted by Palazzo Spinelli in partnership with higher arts education institutions and cultural authorities of the city.

Europe has transformed almost beyond recognition over the past years. Thanks to technological evolution, globalisation and open border policies, we find ourselves working and living in close connection to the rest of the world. At the same time Europe's self-conception as a place of tolerance, inclusion and prosperity is increasingly challenged by complex issues such as large migration processes, an ageing population, emerging radicalism and shifting economic powers.

What do we see when we look at ourselves, our institutions, and the world? To what extent do we adapt, make use of or even contribute to the challenges and opportunities presented? And how shall we move forward?

More information is available on the conference website at www.eliabiennial.com

Call for Presentations: Deadline 5 January 2016
The Steering Group of the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference invites colleagues from ELIA member institutions from all artistic disciplines to contribute to the programme and showcase their practices in the arts and education, be it in a paper presentation, a Pecha Kucha, or another suitable format such as for example a workshop, debate or another interactive session.

For more information read the full Call for Presentations.
To submit a presentation proposal fill in the Submission Form.

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

NEW NOW 2015 at PRIX EUROPA Berlin

The European League of Institutes of the Arts is very proud to announce that two films featured in NEW NOW 2015, La Mère Divine directed by Gili Lavy (Israel, United Kingdom) and Anton directed by Nico van den Brink (Netherlands), were presented at this year's edition of Prix Europa in Berlin from 17-24 October.

Prix Europa - The European Broadcasting Festival, founded in 1987, awards the best European media productions each year with the aim of publicising them throughout Europe and supporting their continental distribution and use.

Prix Europa is distinguished as a first-class training platform and a multinational market place and since its founding has grown into the largest festival of its kind.

In early December 2015 the call for artists for NEW NOW 2016 will be launched - keep your eyes on www.newnow.eu for more information!


Contact Jessica Maxwell, NEW NOW Project Manager, at jessica.maxwell@elia-artschools.org

Image Credit: 
Julia Jansen & Nico van den Brink, Anton, 2014. Photographer:
Kasper de Bont. Courtesy of Nederlandse Filmacademie.

Erasmus+ 2016 Call Out Now!

The European Commission has published the 2016 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals as well as an updated Programme Guide.

Especially the opportunities for new targeted strategic partnerships seem to offer exciting opportunities for Higher Arts Education. Social inclusion is even stronger represented in the criteria with a special focus on refugees and migrants and actions against radicalisation.

More information is available via the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


Update of the Frascati Manual - Including the ARTS!

Following on the ELIA response to the Frascati Manual in 2012, OECD published now a revision of the document in which arts, history of arts, performing arts and music in included.

Not all suggested ammendments have been taken into consideration; however, the inclusion of the arts in several parts of the manual is an important improvement for the arts and arts education.

On the OECD website, a slide presentation shows the ammendments included in the new version of the Frascati Manual.

Particularly relevant for the sector are the paragraphs 2.62 till 2.67.
In the table 2.2 till 6.4 Arts is included.

The full document is available online.


Job Opening at ELIA:
Communications & Outreach Officer (0.8 FTE)

ELIA is looking to add a new member to the Executive Office team based in Amsterdam to focus on communications and outreach. 

The Communications & Outreach Officer is responsible for the content management of the website, writing/editing newsletters, updating social media, the supervision of production and archiving of printed and online publications as well as outreaching to present and potential ELIA members.

For more information and to apply visit the ELIA Job Openings webpage.


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

Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma
Rome, Italy 

Griffith University
Mt. Gravatt, Australia


Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
Bergen, Norway

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany


Barreira Arte y Diseño
Valencia, Spain




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

NE©XT Accelerator Survey on Cultural Entrepreneurship

EQ-Arts Quality Assurance Reviewers Training 2016 Announced

ELIA Biennial 2016 Call for Presentations

NEW NOW 2015 at PRIX EUROPA Berlin

European Updates

Job Opening at ELIA

New ELIA Members



Upcoming events

London, 18-19 November 
PHExcel Conference 

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

Cologne, 26 November
MultiMedia Workshop for Teachers on Entrepreneurship

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

Stockholm, 9-11 December 
CARD2 Circus on the Edge

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

Stockholm,14-17 January 2016
Bodies of Evidence Conference

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

Florence, 30 November-3 December 2016
14th ELIA Biennial Conference



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