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On 21 november 2018 EQ-Arts will organise a workshop session during ELIA's Biennial Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This session provides tools to arts universities to use their potential in critical reflection and innovative reasoning to come up with alternate and more development-oriented approaches to Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement.

EQ-Arts and MusiQue, both cross-border QA agencies for the arts and music sector, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum underpins the existing mutual drive to further collaborate and cooperate in supporting arts & music institutions in the self-evaluation and enhancement of their internal quality systems.
For institutions throughout Europe it offers the possibility to work with both agencies for their various departments and still have consistency, as MusiQuEand EQ-Arts have aligned their processes and work with aligned frameworks.

For more information, please contact s.mometti@eq-arts.orgor info@musique-qe.eu

EQ-Arts is very proud to announce it has received a grant under the Strategic Partnership programme of the European Commission to work on the development of a PhD equivalent for the arts: Creator Doctus (CrD). Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam is the applicant and the other partners comprise of Glasgow School of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts, l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, Vilnius Academy of Arts, The Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Arts, Merz Akademie and EQ-Arts as project coordinator.

Creator Doctus (CrD) will develop a new European 3rd cycle award for Higher Arts Education (HAE) that runs parallel to the existing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). CrD will focus on embedding 3rd cycle education in the academy: within learning, teaching, career development and links with social/urban partners in order to make research an integral part of all aspects of education. The CrD Consortium has identified the need for HAE to fully use the potential of all cycles of the EQF especially with regard to the alignment and interaction of graduate, post-graduate and doctoral studies. Currently, due to the existing binary divide in a large number of European countries, in over 30% of the European HAE (EHAE) sector, this is not possible due to the lack of instruments and models that will allow learning, teaching and research to enhance each other within these schools.

On 9 and 10 May EQ-Arts experienced its own site visit as a part of the EQAR registration procedure. ECA coordinated the review and the review team is currently writing its report on EQ-Arts. We gratefully thank all the representants of the reviewed institutions, peer review experts and stakeholders who travelled to Amsterdam for an interview.

At the recent Cumulus Conference in Paris, EQ-Arts and Cumulus signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum underpins the existing mutual drive to further collaborate and cooperate in supporting Art & Design institutions in the self-evaluation and enhancement of their internal quality systems.

On the photo: Eija Salmi (Secretary General Cumulus), Maren Schmohl (EQ-Arts), Luisa Collina (President Cumulus) and Professor Anthony Dean (EQ-Arts).