11th ELIA Biennial Conference

11th ELIA Biennial Conference


October 6, 2010
11th ELIA Biennial Conference

l’Art au Coeur du Territoire

27-30 October

Le lieu unique
Quai Ferdinand-Favre
Nantes, France


European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)11th ELIA Biennial ConferenceHEARTH – l’Art au Coeur du Territoirele lieu unique

The ELIA Biennial is the largest conference on Higher Arts Education worldwide, attracting 400-500 arts and culture professionals worldwide. This year, the festival coincides with the NEU/NOW Festival for emerging creative talent.

Keynote Speaker is Bernard Stiegler (President of Ars Industrialis and former Director of IRCAM).

Symposia sessions range from artistic research and creative entrepreneurship to reclaiming creativity and urban regeneration; from emergent social media and academic writing to transparency and the artist as intervener. Nine discipline sessions address educational developments in all main fields of art. A panel consisting of Patrick Acogny, Amina Dickerson, Shashikant Barhanpurkar, and Hanne Schmidt will discuss the outcomes at the closing plenary.

The conference marks ELIA’s 20th birthday, which will be celebrated in style at the opening with a gala dinner of which the menu is created by Eric Guérin, the chef of La Mare aux Oiseaux. The cultural programme includes choreographies by David Rolland and Emmanuelle Huynh, and a tour of the Estuaire Nantes < > Saint Nazaire.

More info is at www.eliabiennial.com and in the conference brochure. You can download it here.

For information on registration fees please contact the ELIA Conference Manager Lotte Wennink at [email protected]

Online registration is open until 18 October!

NEU/NOW Festival
The NEU/NOW Festival is an innovative platform for talented graduating or recent graduate artists – coming out of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – to present themselves to a wider international audience within professional contexts.

25 Projects have been selected to feature in the LIVE Festival, to perform or exhibit at Galerie l’Atelier, Le Lieu Unique, Salle Vasse, Galerie RDV, and Cinéma Katorza.

Selected artists come from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Also, 87 artists from 19 countries have been selected for the Virtual Festival, which is now taking shape.


Founded on 5 October 1990, ELIA is the primary independent network organisation for higher arts education. With over 300 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300,000 students.

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