28 October 2010
11 October 2010
Languages through lenses 2010 will be launched at the Prix Europa Festival in Berlin next week.
The films made for this year’s competition can already be viewed at http://www.prix-europa.de/pe10/languages_through_lenses/
Read more about the project at www.languages-lenses.eu
5 October 2010
20 years ago, at the conference Imagination and Diversity in Amsterdam, ELIA was born. Those were momentous times. During the preparations, the Berlin Wall came down. When the conference started on 3 October, it was also the day of the German unification. And one year later, we were first accross the Iron Curtain with the Strangers and Brothers conference in Budapest. It seems like a long time. Actually it’s just 20 years.
22 September 2010
The artesnet project will officially end on 30 September. The findings of three years of collaborative work have been gathered in artesnetEurope: Peer Power! The Future of Higher Arts Education in Europe. After months of hard work, the book is now running off the presses. Joke, our designer, put these pictures on her blog today to give us some foretaste:
(click on the image to see more)
15 September 2010
In today’s newsletter of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, formerly IvOK, Leuven, dean Peter de Graeve reacts on the bill on Higher Education recently approved by Flemish parliament. In the new policy guidelines, the position of art schools in the binary system of universities and polytechnics is redefined: a status aparte as Schools of Arts, with links to both universities and polytechnics, is proposed instead of their present status as polytechnics. The dilemma is comparable to the Dutch situation discussed in the post below. Read the rest of this entry »
6 September 2010
This is the second report on Higher Arts Education reviewed here, after the 2009 report of the Austrian Wissenschaftsrat. We’re searching for recent reports from other countries in order to get a more detailed overview of HAE systems in Europe at large. If you know one, please contact floris.solleveld [at] elia-artschools.org.
Higher Arts Education in the Netherlands has always had a sort of special position. They never had university status; the Netherlands have a binary system of universities and “polytechnics” (“hogescholen” or HBO), but art academies are the only institutions that can pre-select, and the work load is much more at university level. Like in other countries with binary systems (Belgium, Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland) this system has been subject to shifts and debates as a result of the Bologna Process. Although the Dutch were quick to adapt to the bachelor/master system, the new relations between universities and polytechnics have remained an open issue and so has the particular position of art academies, sometimes described as ‘polytechnic-plus’. Read the rest of this entry »