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16 APRIL 2020  
It's not a sprint, it's a marathon  

ELIA Executive Director Maria Hansen puts work-life rebalance in perspective after listening to the experiences of members and adopting new rituals. 

After a month of lock-down, I am writing to you from my office at home. In my house, at this moment, there are five of us engaged in virtual work and learning. My son is taking a chemical engineering exam next door to me right now, my daughter is listening to a law lecture, the youngest is preparing for an online German literature Kahoot quiz, and my husband is upgrading the infrastructure of Dutch train stations - all this remotely of course.

This morning, the ELIA team and I had our daily 10am coffee meeting – a nice ritual we didn’t have before the lock-down (silver linings!). It keeps us connected as a team. But it also keeps us focused and coordinated in a time that demands we transform the work that we do really fast. This is something you will recognise, of course. Read more


ELIA Members' Response to COVID-19  

In the past few weeks, ELIA members shared their experiences of how they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and their wishes going forward, by completing a member survey. We would like to thank all those who participated for their valuable contributions. The ELIA Representative Board also dedicated part of their online meeting on 1 April to discuss issues and new practices employed while coping with stringent new measures.
From these two exchanges, the ELIA team have put together an overview of results, which reflect how ELIA members have been handling the situation in Europe and beyond. Read more
 



Upcoming Online Events
 

During this challenging, it is ELIA’s number one priority to respond to the needs of our members wherever you are in the world. Hence, the ELIA team has created a unique programme of interactive online events providing a platform to share expert knowledge, experiences and connect as a global community. Register for the following events and join the conversation:

ETHO Online

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of making and practicing within arts schools has been challenged. Practice-based learning models need to find immediate and creative solutions. ETHO, a platform of higher education technical staff, is organising a series of virtual talks focused on provision of technical services at art universities and schools in this period of distance learning. Next ETHO virtual talk will be held on Wednesday 22 April at 14:00 CEST and will focus on the realisation of the final graduation shows. Find out more

Technical staff of ELIA Member Institutions are invited to join the ETHO if they haven’t already. Sign up to find out more about upcoming ETHO activities.

Virtual PIE

PIE (Platform Internationalisation ELIA) is preparing its first online consultation on Thursday 23 April at 14:00 CEST. PIE members are invited to join and share their experiences and concerns regarding the COVID-19 impact on their institution’s internationalisation plans and international affairs.
Find out more

Several PIE Virtual talks will be organised in the coming months. Stay tuned!
More ELIA Online Events will be announced soon. Check our Online Events page for regular updates.

Watch the Recorded Webinars
The recordings of the past ELIA online events are now available online, exclusively for the ELIA members. Would you like to re-watch the Sustainable Careers Online Consultation or Re-imagining Higher Arts Education Online?
Please send your request to: events@elia-artschools.org
 

Open Call for Best Practices  

Do you have an inspiring and useful example of how you are dealing with the consequences of COVID-19 and the closure of universities and higher education institutions in the arts? Would you like to share your (new) practices and teaching methods with your peers as part of a digital event, which will also act as a peer-led online resource? More info

We invite all ELIA members who are interested to submit their proposal to the Open Call for Best Practices by completing this short online form.

Edtech Online Tools for Working Remotely  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been no small feat for many Higher Education arts institutions to move their programmes and operations online. Now that we are in the process of getting used to new ways of working remotely, the ELIA team have put together a list of online tools which could smooth the transition to online teaching. View list
 

April Advocacy Update
 
 
Our sector and members are under intense pressure at this point in time. The ELIA team is keeping track of relevant policy and funding developments that could provide support at this difficult time. We hope you find this summary and list of resources useful. Please note we will be updating this page throughout the month of April. Read more
 
New Funding Opportunity
The European Cultural Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity through the Culture of Solidarity Fund which is also open for schools, staff and students - deadline for first round is 27 April, 12.00 CEST. 
The fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. Up to 50,000 EUR available. Find out more

A Survival Guide to Emergency Remote Teaching  

ELIA’s virtual talk entitled Re-imagining Higher Arts Education Online focused on how higher education institutions are dealing with the speedy transition to online learning. Guest speaker Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, programme manager “EdTech for Social Change” at the Digital Society School (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), in his presentation, reminded us that we cannot compare face-to-face delivery with online teaching and learning. Read more
 
Table of Contents
 
It's not a sprint, it's a marthon

ELIA Members' Response to COVID-19

Upcoming Online Events

Open Call for Best Practices

Edtech Tools for Working Remotely

April Advocacy Update

Emergency Remote Teaching

 
 
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