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Maria's Snapshots: Off to a Flying Start!

20 November 2017

Dear ELIA Members,
It has been a whirlwind first 7 weeks!
I have been, quite literally, off to a flying start. In the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity of meeting and talking to many ELIA members. I visited Poznan, Berlin, Utrecht, Nantes, Rotterdam, Zurich, Rome and Amsterdam. Here are some snapshots from my first weeks at ELIA.
As I mentioned in my first message to you, one of my top priorities in the coming months will be to get to know you. It is of great importance to me to offer ELIA members a chance to let their voices be heard in this way. The ELIA team and I can then figure out the how to provide the best service to all of you and to help maintain a strong and growing international network.
Many of you responded to the questions I sent out at the beginning of October – I am grateful for the feedback and the care and thoughtfulness of your answers. We are still in the process of gathering the replies but soon we will be able to analyse the feedback. I have already read some great suggestions which we will take into consideration when developing ELIA’s future strategy. Several members also said they would appreciate a visit, phone call or email – I look forward to finding ways to making that happen. Do stay tuned!
During the coming weeks, I will visit a few of our supporting members and then we’re off to the Leadership Symposium in Poznan. This event is still open for registration until Monday 20 November – what a great way that would be to meet! 
I would like to thank the ELIA members, the Board and the team for welcoming me so warmly. We have had a good start together and will be spending much time with each other in the coming months on shaping ELIA’s future.
Best wishes,
Maria Hansen

ELIA Board meeting in Zurich

Logistical Meeting for the Leadership Symposium in Poznan

Visit to Universität der Künste Berlin and Weißensee Kunsthochschule

Opening of the School Fine Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire

Visit to Amsterdam University of the Arts, Theatre and Dance Academy

Culture Action Europe Conference, Rome

Visit to ELIA Member, Academy of Fine Arts Rome


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