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Save the Date: European Academy of Participation International Conference

14 June 2016

Save the Date!

27-28 October 2016
European Academy of Participation International Conference

Be Part of the Conversation!
Location:  Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology
Grangegorman Campus | Dublin | Ireland

For more information on the conference, click here.

Creative producers and the communities of tomorrow

ELIA is a partner in the European Academy of Participation projects that is supported  by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Commission (September 2015 – August 2018).

The European Academy of Participation (EAP) brings together 10 partners from all over Europe, including higher education institutions and arts and culture organisations. The project aims to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe, in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. The EAP partners consider participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space.

Participation is hot!
A key priority for funders, fostering social cohesion and exposing ethical questions around responsibility and authorship, participatory practice can provide compelling means to communicate through art and culture. It also embraces the dissolving of boundaries between academic and artistic disciplines and those between the policymaker, the artist, the curator and the audience. This increasing flexibility brings about a new practice profile: the creative producer.

EAP wants to develop:
  • A shared understanding of a graduate profile for practitioners working in participatory settings, based on the dialogue between higher education, lifelong learning and the creative field.
  • A benchmark document that adopts the Tuning Educational Structures in Europe methodology that will be validated and published for the use of educators and practitioners.This includes a qualifications framework and acknowledges the already existing variety of participatory approaches in the humanities and the arts.
  • An intensive 2 month, low-residency module/unit jointly offered by universities and cultural organisations. This post graduate lifelong learning education module/unit targets postgraduate students - from the arts, humanities and social sciences - as well as practitioners including artists, trainers, teachers, curators and others from third sector cultural organizations. 
The ambition of EAP is to tap into the existing potential of higher education and the unique and hard won endeavours of creative projects and organizations scattered across Europe that are engaging the public as active agents in their work. Through interaction both sectors impact on the diversifying societies of Europe, valuing participatory practice in the arts.

EAP will organise 3 public conferences
  1. 2016, October, Dublin, Ireland: Towards a European Benchmark.

  2. 2017, May, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Bringing education and practice together.

  3. 2018, May, Lyon, France: New Communities, New Jobs, New Policies.


Please send an email to tsveta.dobreva@lyon.goethe.org

More info at www.academyofparticipation.org (launched on the June 21st 2016)


Goethe-Institut, Munich, GermanyCastrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsACERT, Tondela, PortugalAvrupa Kultur Dernegi, Istanbul, TurkeyNational University of the Arts Bucharest, RomaniaCentral Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, UKUniversity of Marseille, FranceUniversidad de la Iglesia de Deusto, Bilbao, SpainELIA The European League of Institutes of the Arts, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsCreate, Dublin, Ireland.


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