Through its enhancement activities, EQ-Arts supports individual higher arts education institutions in the self-evaluation and enhancement of their internal quality systems in order to foster a strong internal quality culture. Our aim is to make Quality Assurance and Enhancement (QA&E) matters fully comprehensible for all staff members and the student body – to facilitate this EQ-Arts offers a range of consultancy to individual institutions, to the international higher arts education sector, and to national Higher Education Ministries including:

Institutional & Programme ‘critical friend’ reviews

Started in 2005 (under the aegis of ELIA until 2015) EQ-Arts has piloted, tested and carried-out more than 20 Institutional and Programme ‘critical friend’ reviews in Arts Academies and Faculties in the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Turkey and Slovakia.

National Higher Arts Education workshops

EQ-Arts has been invited by national Higher Education Ministries to run workshops on quality management and enhancement for the higher arts institutions in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary and Turkey.

Institutional & Programme consultancy

EQ-Arts has been commissioned by institutions in a consultancy capacity to review/advise on areas such as Quality Management, Post-graduate study, Research, Learning & Teaching and Internationalisation including the UdK Berlin – Germany, AKV St. Joost Den Bosch and HKU Utrecht – the Netherlands, the International Academy of Art, Ramallah – Palestine, IAA Reykjavik – Iceland.