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ELIA Newsletter June 2020

The Changing Face of ELIA

Executive Director, Maria Hansen describes the positive changes ELIA has undergone in recent months.

Dear ELIA Members,

Normally, during this time of year, activity at the ELIA office begins to slow down, as our members move into their well-deserved summer break. However this is not the case this year, so much is happening and we have exciting news to share with you.
In the past weeks, we have been part of a transformation, discovering what the ELIA network is and can be in the future. To keep connecting our members, we moved online with a series of 14 webinars involving 2,105 registrants. 
Read more

A Digital Experience Not To Be Missed

Don’t forget to save the date for the 16th ELIA Biennial Conference, hosted by Zurich University of the Arts, from 18-21 November 2020. In a time of global uncertainty, ELIA Biennial Conference: Expanding the Arts has found its place online. As the world adjusts to the new normal, now is the time to connect and re-imagine a global vision. New frameworks, systems and tools are needed to deal with rapid and constant change. The concept of transdiciplinarity couldn’t be more relevant as we get to grips with new ideas, ways of working and engaging with one another.

Join us on a digital journey that will provide interaction, exchange, inspiration, conversations, ideas sharing, and collaborations. Don’t miss this opportunity to involve your institution in the globally relevant discourse about the future of higher arts education.
Information about registration and packages available will be announced after the summer break.

ELIA Online Events

From re-imagining higher arts education online, digital graduation shows, facilitating workshops with social-distancing to  managing wellbeing and looking at the future of internationalisation and boundaries in a virtual world - ELIA online events have covered it all and will continue to do so after the summer break.

Upcoming Events

ETHO Online Sessions presents:
Making: The Future
On 1 July from (14:00 – 15:00 CEST), we will host the last virtual event before the summer break. This session focuses on challenges and opportunities that technicians in different disciplines are facing when planning ‘making’ for the future and is open to all ELIA and ETHO members.

The ELIA Artistic Research Platform presents:
“Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be…”*
Mapping the disciplinary state(s) of Artistic Research


This year, the Artistic Research Platform Meeting will be held online on 21 September (14:00 – 18:30 CEST) and 22 September (14:00 – 17:30 CEST).

Join the interactive virtual sessions focused on the state of artistic research at this moment in time within the frames of certain disciplinary discourses. During this event we ask how different artistic disciplines and fields are dealing with the idea of research? What are the qualities, methods and formats currently used? We will look at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and ask where the difficulties lie.

ELIA Events On-demand

Missed one of our webinars? You can now watch the recordings of all our past events online. If you would like to receive the link to watch these recordings in your own time, simply fill in this form and we’ll get back to you.

The Vienna Declaration

ELIA is happy to present the Vienna Declaration, a Policy Paper advocating for the full recognition of Artistic Research across Europe. More than one year ago, the main organisations and transnational networks dealing with Artistic Research at European level and beyond decided to join forces to increase the visibility and recognition of this strand of research. The Vienna Declaration, co-written by ELIA, is the first outcome of this important collaboration.
Read the Vienna Declaration

CA2RE+ Conference Wraps - New Dates Announced

This month the second in the CA²RE+ event series "Collective Evaluation of Design-driven Doctoral Training" hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU drew to a close.
 "The next generation of artistic and design researchers is definitely up to the challenge", ELIA president, Andrea Braidt said during the wrap-up session, praising the event organisers for bringing a truly inspiring experience to life.
The next in conference in the series will take place online from Milan 28-30 October 2020 and in Hamburg (in-person) 24-29 March 2021. Read more

We Nominate Paulo de Assis

ELIA is pleased to announce its nomination of Dr. Paulo de Assis as candidate for the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA).
Paulo de Assis is currently Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research Department at Orpheus Institute, an ELIA member. Read more

ELIA's Statement on European Commission Proposed Recovery Plan

This is a crucial time as the European Commission unveils a proposal for Europe's Recovery Plan from the COVID-19 crisis. Read ELIA's statement in response to this proposal.

SHIFT Newsletter

This month ELIA compiled the first SHIFT newsletter in collaboration with several other cultural networks! Focusing on the theme of Environmental Sustainability, hear how arts centre, HOME is committed to sustainable best practices. Learn how DGTL Festival maps a circular festival plan, and discover why Reverb leads the way as a green touring company. Read the SHIFT newsletter

ELIA Recommends

  • Good news for the performing arts sector. European Commission announces funding allocation of €2.5 Million Read more
  • Times Higher Education news article discusses whether online education should warrant a reduction in fees. Read more
  • Podcast: MD CEG Digital explains the implications of COVID-19 for higher education. Listen here

ELIA is hiring a Communications Intern

ELIA is looking for a highly motivated intern to join the Communications Team. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in the arts and education sectors, excellent English writing skills, a marketing sensibility, and preferably graphic design and/or media skills. The deadline for applications is 30 June. Start date: 1 September 2020. (Possibility to work remotely)
Find out more

New Members

We are delighted to welcome this month's new members: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Art and Design and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. ELIA looks forward to collaborating with you.

Table of Contents

The Changing Face of ELIA

ELIA Biennial (Digital) Conference

ELIA Online Events

ELIA Events On-demand

The Vienna Declaration

CA2RE+ Conference

We nominate Paulo de Assis

ELIA's Statement

SHIFT Newsletter

ELIA Recommends

ELIA is hiring

New Members
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