The Leadership Symposium brings together influential leaders from higher arts education institutions and universities across the globe for a timely exchange and discussion on how the economic, social, cultural, and political changes influence different aspects of their duties and responsibilities as local leaders in the field of education.
The three-day programme features inspiring high-profile keynote speeches, explorations of cross-cultural collaboration practices, networking moments and organised meetings.
Take a look at the ELIA Team's visit to Hangzhou here!
Contribute your examples of cross-cultural collaboration here.
Explore the past edition of the Leadership Symposium here.
|Early Bird ELIA Member Fee [on or before 31 July 2019]||EUR 850|
|Regular ELIA Member Fee [after 31 July 2019]||EUR 950|
|Accompanying Person Fee||EUR 250|
|Early Bird Non-Member Fee [on or before 31 July 2019]||EUR 1020|
|Regular Non-Member Fee [after 31 July 2019]||EUR 1140|
|The registration fee includes access to all Symposium sessions, materials,
publications, related events, three lunches, two dinners and
the use of the Whova app.
For partners travelling with delegates, the accompanying person fee includes
attendances to two dinners, cultural events and other social events.
The accompanying person fee does not include access to the Leadership Symposium sessions.
Please notice that by registering for this event, you accept our terms and conditions. These include the cancellation policy and permission to use or publish any videos or photographs recorded by ELIA during the event.
|12:00 - 14:00||Registration
|12:00 - 14:00||Welcome Lunch
|13:30 - 14:30||School Tours at Nanshan Campus (Optional)
School of Chinese Painting & Caligraphy, School of Painting, School
|15:00 - 15:30||Official Opening
|15:30 - 17:00||Difference as Resource
Keynote by François Jullien, Josephine Chuen-juei Ho
|17:00 - 19:00||Exhibition Inter-World-View
|08:30 - 09:30||Transportation to Xiangshan campus|
|09:30 - 11:00||Utopias in art education and utopian practices outside academy
Keynote by Areti Markopoulou, Yung Ho Chang
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee Break
|11:30 - 13:00||Cross-cultural Collaboration Practices
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 18:00||School Visits & Museum Tours
School of Film & Animation, School of Sculpture & Public Art,
School of Art Management & Education, School of Architecture,
School of Design, School of Crafts Art, Design Museum, Crafts Arts Museum
|09:00 - 09:15||Reflection by Gao Shiming, Vice President of China Academy of Art
|09:15 - 10:15||Cross-cultural Collaboration Practices Wrap Up
|10:15 - 10:30||Coffee Break
|10:30 - 12:00||Unpacking the Chinese Contemporary
Keynote by Pi Li, Wang Jianwei
|12:00 - 12:30||Closing
Keynote speakers: Areti Markopoulou, Yung Ho ChangThe arts can be a means to develop and explore utopias, to deliver images and visions for the pressing issues and relevant themes of today — urban spaces, population growth, migration, changing the working environment, to name a few. Europe and China have some similar and some different social challenges. How are these challenges reflected in the arts and in arts education? How do artists position themselves as designers of utopia? How do artistic visions find their way into society? How do art schools present and reflect utopia? Architecture and urban design are perfect fields to reflect on this.
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and a popular tourist destination, renowned for its beautiful gardens, canals and the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site combining natural scenery and cultural sites. The city impressively intertwines past and present, and is listed as one of China's Seven Ancient Capitals and flourishes with lots of historical and cultural relics mingling with lush scenery. Modern and prosperous, Hangzhou is situated just 170 kilometres southwest of Shanghai.
Photo credits: China Academy of Art
On Wednesday 20 November in the afternoon (13:30 - 14:30), the delegates are welcome to join the optional School Tours at Nanshan Campus.
Delegates can visit one of the following schools that are part of China Academy of Art:
The upcoming edition of the Leadership Symposium focuses on the cross-cultural challenges within the realm of higher arts education, specifically as they apply to collaborations between leading Chinese and Western arts universities and academies, with the goal of mapping the common ground. The Cross-cultural Collaboration Practices session will focus on practical examples of transcultural collaborations and projects with higher arts education institutions from East and South East Asia.
For this session, the steering group invites colleagues from ELIA member institutions to share their experience on collaborating and working across cultures.
Read more about the Invitation for Contributions here.
Instead of the school visits, delegates can attend the tours at the following museums:
China Design Museum
China Design Museum was founded by the China Academy of Art (CAA) with the support of the Government of Zhejiang Province. The museum is used for preservation, exhibition and research of the “systematic collection of the Western modern design history focusing on the Bauhaus.” This collection encompasses 7010 pieces of design works.
The museum is committed to being an R&D base and academic institution for modern design education, providing a platform and “engine of thought” for the creative industries in China.
Folk Art Museum
Folk Art Museum of China Academy of Art is a specialised museum which combines collection, display and research. It has a collection of over 50.000 pieces, including shadow play, paper cutting, engraving, folk ceramics, textiles, etc. Besides this, it also organises workshops to demonstrate traditional crafts such as pottery, dyeing and weaving, glass, etc.
The entire museum is designed by Kengo Kuma, with buildings in shape with mountain slopes which lead visitors to an open area, and with a combination of traditional Jiangnan grey tiles, gives a historical memory to the surroundings.
Photo credits: China Academy of Art
An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and holder (since 1974) of the agrégation, France's professorial degree, François Jullien studied Chinese language and thought at Peking University and Shanghai University from 1975 to 1977. He received his French university doctorate in 1978 and his French research doctorate (doctorat d'État) in Far East studies in 1983.
Conference delegates may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically, those who are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Delegates can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, delegates are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible.
It is recommended that the delegates apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 to 2 months in advance.
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
If some participants need another type of visa that does require an invitation letter, the China Academy of Art's Foreign Office will be glad to help.
To obtain an invitation letter, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org