New Adventures on the Horizon for ELIA
ELIA Executive Director, Maria Hansen explains why the decision has been made to host the first ELIA Biennial (Digital) Conference in November 2020 and reflects on personal moments of learning in these pandemic times.
"The uncertainty we are all experiencing is going to continue for the rest of the year, maybe even beyond. In our webinars we hear how frustrating this is for many of you, trying to provide excellent education and connect with your students, against all the odds. It is this same situation that has led to a big decision at our end." Read full article here
We're going digital
After consultation with our steering group and host partner, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) we have decided to host a digital conference this year. The theme ‘Expanding the Arts’ couldn’t be more relevant.
Don’t forget to save the ELIA Biennial Conference dates 18-21 November 2020 in your calendar and expect an action-packed programme including; keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, interactive gatherings, breakout rooms, networking and the opportunity to involve everyone at every level in your arts institution in a digital event of global significance (and yes, this includes your students!). Read more
Upcoming Online Events
Are you following our ELIA Online Talks series? Have you joined our ETHO Online or Virtual PIE sessions? Check out our upcoming events and register to reserve your spot today!
'The Future of Internationalisation: Inclusion & Mobility'
26 May @ 14:00 – 15:30 CEST
Speakers & presentations include:
What will internationalisation mean in the future? Klaus Jung, Head of Fine Art, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
Myths about mobility and how we can make it inclusive Thomas Greenough, Head of International Academic Development, Glasgow School of Art
Exploring the unknown: A case study of a (planned) virtual international collaboration Anne-Marie Stresing Officer for International Affairs, Film University Babelsberg, KONRAD WOLF
'Supervision from a Distance'
4 June @ 14:00 – 15:15 CEST
Hosted by the Strategic Partnership Project “Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates” this virtual talk offers the opportunity to share experiences navigating the “new normal” within an artistic research supervision relationship.
Kick-off contributions by Michaela Glanz (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna), Giaco Schiesser (Zurich University of the Arts) and Hans Knut Sveen (University of Bergen) will reflect on “remote supervising” from both PhD candidate and supervisor perspectives. Register here
More ELIA Online Events will be organised before the summer break. Check out our Online Events page for regular updates.
Missed one of our webinars? Check out our past events and feel free to request a link to watch the recording online. Email: email@example.com (Exclusively for ELIA members)
Arts University Makers Protect Medical Staff
The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the UK has been widely reported. As arts institutions plunged into lockdown, staff at Arts University Bournemouth quickly mobilised to join the effort. ELIA caught up with Tom Preston, the technical operations manager for art, design and architecture to find how they dealt with this crisis situation.
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The Splits and Sutures of Social Distancing
"It’s very hard to say, ‘I don’t know the answer to your question', and to have to say this several times a day whether to your students, colleagues or staff. This is where we find ourselves", Rebecca Duclos muses, "in a constant place of unknowingness which is very new and pertinent to this particular situation."
Speaking at ELIA’s webinar on Managing Health & Wellbeing during a Global Pandemic, the Dean of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal guides us through a new state of mind.
Number one on the wellbeing index for most humans is an assured sense of self. Am I here? Do I exist? Can I balance my existence against the presence of others? Am I making a difference? Am I living genuinely? Read full article
In recent weeks ELIA has signed multiple letters to policy makers in Europe and beyond. The latest of these have focused on recovery. We have also compiled a list of resources and mapping tools which may assist your funding applications at this time. Read more
Advocacy & Funding Update
ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (ECHE) APPLICATIONS
The ECHE 2021-2027 application deadline is fast approaching: 26 May 2020. As ECHE grants eligibility for Erasmus+ funding between 2021 and 2027, most Higher Arts Education institutions in Europe are in the process of finalising their applications. To support institutions who want to include their ELIA membership and activities in their ECHE application, the ELIA team has created a document which provides various suggestions. Read full document here
As of the end of April, ELIA is officially registered as a charitable organisation in the Netherlands, by gaining the so called ‘ANBI status’ for purposes of the Dutch fiscal office. To achieve this status, an amendment to ELIA’s Articles of Association was approved by the General Assembly of 20 April 2020, the second General Assembly on the topic as per article 14 of the Articles. Thank you to all members who participated (by proxy). Here is the English translation of the amended Articles of Association as well as the Dutch original version.
Changes to ELIA's Statutes
Register for CA²RE+ Online Conference 10-12 June
"Collective Evaluation of Design-driven Doctoral Training"
Agenda tip for doctoral candidates and supervisors in arts, architecture and design - We are delighted to announce the 2nd in the CA²RE+ event series hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU, taking place from June 10 - 12.
The original event in Trondheim has been replaced by this online conference which is one in a series of biannual international and intercultural intensive study programmes for doctoral candidates, guided by experienced evaluators from participating universities and invited experts. The topic of this edition is ‘sharing’.
Expect peer-review selected presentations by doctoral candidates which will receive immediate feedback by a panel of experts from varying disciplines in the arts, architecture and design. There will also be workshops for those attending this virtual conference. Attendance is free of charge. Register here
ELIA extends a warm welcome to our newest members: Arts University Bournemouth and University of the Creative Arts