An agency from and for the higher arts education sector

EQ-Arts is an arts sector-specific, cross-border quality assurance and enhancement agency.

EQ-Arts supports higher arts education institutions by providing external reviews of and consultancy on their internal quality assurance and enhancement processes. The aim of EQ-Arts’ procedures is to promote a strong quality culture across the sector that is attuned to the specificities of Higher Arts Education.

EQ-Arts is operated and driven by a group of trained and highly experienced international peer quality experts from higher arts education.

EQ-Arts is a fully independent foundation that was created by, and operated under, the aegis of ELIA until 2015.

EQ-Arts currently offers

  • Formal Assessment
  • Enhancement peer reviews
  • Workshops
  • Expert Training
  • Institutional and Programme Consultancy
EQ-Arts is
  • a trusted partner of a number of national Quality Assurance Agencies;
  • collaborating with its sister QAE agency MusiQuE;
  • an ENQA Affiliate;
  • recognised by the EUA;
  • currently working on obtaining EQAR status and hopes to achieve this by the end of 2018, after which EQ-Arts will be able to offer formal accreditation;
  • partnering in European Projects related to the 3rd cycle in arts education, such as Creator Doctus and PhAD.

Visit the EQ-Arts website here.

EQ-Arts has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 



Stichting A Lab
Lab 105
Overhoeksplein 2
1031KS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone nr. +31(0)20 330 1116
Email: info@elia-artschools.org

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Monday - Friday from 09.00 - 17.30

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