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ELIA Artschool
5th ELIA Leadership Symposium
Vancouver, Canada, 7-9 December 2011

After previous conferences in London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Zurich, the 5th ELIA Leadership Symposium will take place in Vancouver, Canada from 7-9 December 2011, hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Its theme is Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century.
Leaders and key decision makers from art and design institutions throughout the world are invited to participate.

Registration is open now through the conference website.
"Early bird" registration until 10 September.
Please click here for the conference brochure.

NEW NOW Festival 2011
Live in Tallinn, Estonia, 18-22 November 2011
Online at www.neunow.com

The NEW NOW Festival is an innovative international platform for talented graduating artists (or those who have recently graduated) – coming out of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – to present themselves to a wider international audience within a professional arts context

Artists (as individuals or groups) are nominated, by their institution, within one of the following five discipline categories:

Visual Arts | Design | Theatre/Dance | Music/Sound | Film

Nominations can be submitted online through neunow.com until 15 June.
Download the Call for nominations (pdf)

EUFRAD European Forum for Research Degrees in Art and Design
Stockholm, Sweden, 27-30 September 2011

Forms of Documentation and Presentation of Artistic Research

DOCH, University of Dance and Circus and Konstnärliga Forskarskolan (the Swedish national research school in the field of arts) together with the other higher seats of learning in the arts in Stockholm are planning the second meeting of EUFRAD, the European Forum for Research Degrees in Art and Design.
EUFRAD aims to bring together 3rd cycle researchers in the arts throughout Europe. The theme of the meeting is
Forms of Documentation and Presentation of Artistic Research. The meeting takes place in the frame of the SHARE Academic Network for research in the arts.

All doctoral candidates must submit the application form no later than 15 June 2011 (the attendance of the supervisor and her/his name is notified in the same form.) Applicants will receive a letter of acceptance/rejection no later than 1 July and the application fee of 150 € is due no later than 1 August.

To register, please fill in the registration form at

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Releasing the Potential for Arts and Design Research in Europe
Proposals for the Future EU Research Programmes

ELIA and the SHARE Network have jointly written this paper to convince European Commission officials that Arts & Research forms part of the European research landscape and to create openings within the next generation of European Research Funding 2013 -2020, which is now being prepared.

Read the paper as pdf or on the ELIA website.

Update on European Cultural policy

This paper is meant to update the ELIA members and board on current issues and developments in European policy relevant to higher arts education in Europe. Crucial points include the place of culture in the EU growth strategy 'Europe 2020', and the new Culture Programme 2013-2020.

Read the paper as pdf or on the ELIA website.

Outside in - the permeable art school
Cork, Ireland, 9-10 September

PARADOX, the Fine Art European Forum is organizing the conference Outside In – The Permeable Art School in Cork, Ireland from 9-10 September.
The conference explores the position of the contemporary art school
as an institution that reaches out and influences the cultural landscape. Specific discussion groups focus on the role of the college run gallery, the responsibility of the school post graduation, the position of Fine Art if no longer at the center of the art academy, and the art school as a broker facilitating commissions.
Early bird fee for registrations until 31 May;
online registration here.


ArtFutures - Current issues in higher arts education

The new ELIA publication brings together contributions by arts educators and thinkers from eight countries and a variety of disciplines. Together, these papers provide an insight into current debates in higher arts education and the role of ELIA within this field.

ArtFutures has been distributed to all ELIA members and is on download for free here.
To obtain a printed copy, please contact us.

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In Light
New publication featuring work by Chris Wainwright

Chris Wainwright's long-year photographic projects Some Cities and Visible Radiation have now been brought together in the publication In Light, with a foreword by Joseph Heathcott. In Light was published by Castrum Peregrini with support from ELIA.

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We Are More
Act for Culture in Europe

Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation have launched We are more, a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign to influence the next EU budget negotiations for the 2014-2020 period. ELIA invites everyone to sign the manifesto here or on the We are more site.

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.  
Upcoming events

Amsterdam, 26-27 May
What design can do!

Vienna, 27-28 May
Abstract Space - Concrete Media

Brussels, 30 May
EC Culture Programme info day

Venice, 3 June
Hidden Agendas: Global Art Education and the Biennale Aesthetic

Brussels, 9-10 June
Performing Arts Digital Collections for the New Millennium

Prague, 16-26 June
Scenofest @ Prague Quadriennial

Eskisehir, 20 June - 1 July
International Exhibition and Symposium of Overglaze and Underglaze Paintings

Milan, 22-25 June
Designing pleasurable products and interfaces

Prague, 22-26 June
Designing the performance space

Amsterdam, 23 June - 1 July
ITs Festival

Budapest, 25-30 June
InSEA World Congress 2011

Leeds, 7-8 July
Moral Economies of Creative Labour

Kumasi, 16 July - 6 August
2nd Kumasi Biennial Symposium: Community arts in focus

Avanca, 20-24 July
Avanca Cinema: Art, Technology, Communication

Barcelona, 8-10 September
Design Activism and Social Change

Utrecht, 14-17 September
Think Design Play

Melbourne, 27-30 September
Impact 7: Intersections and Counterpoints

Denver, 29 September - 2 October
From Understanding to Design and Back Again

Melbourne, 2-6 October
5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

Helsinki, 12-14 October
ENCATC Annual Conference and Young Cultural Policy Reseachers Forum

Antalya, 19-21 October
Theories of Art / Design and Aesthetics

Beijing, 27-29 October
The Tao of Sustainability

Brno, 2-3 December
5th International Conference of Doctoral Studies of Theatre Schools
Job openings

Glasgow School of Art
Head of Research and the Graduate School

Deadline: 17 June
Head of Architecture
Deadline: 17 June

Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Deputy Director
Deadline: 14 June
Dean of Drama
Deadline: 31 May

Oslo Academy of Fine Arts
Deadline: 6 June

Aalto University, School of Art and Design
Professor of practice position in graphic design and visual communication
Deadline: 31 May
Professor of practice position in contemporary photography
Deadline: 31 May
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