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In its last Board meeting of 3 and 4 November 2019, EQ-Arts felt very honored to inaugurate the following four new Board Members:

Professor Bruce Brown (Visiting Professor the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. Editor, Design Issues Research Journal).

Professor Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade; Head of UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)

Professor Kirsten Langkilde (Rector, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Professor Pierluigi Sacco (Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan; Senior Researcher and visiting scholar at Harvard University)

Also, three founding members returned to a position on the Board:

Paula Crabtree (Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden)

Professor Anthony Dean (Emeritus Professor, University of Winchester, UK)

Maren Schmohl (Vice Rector, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany)


At the recent training in Lisbon, hosted by the Politecnico de Lisboa, a group of 14 international participants were trained to become an EQ-Arts reviewer. The participants came from Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France and Sweden.

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

On the photo from right to left: Professor Paul Haywoord (Chair Paradox), Professor Anthony Dean (EQ-Arts), Paula Crabtree (EQ-Arts)

Join our Creator Doctus Conference in Athens, hosted by the Athens School of Fine Arts!

The programme offers:

- various examples of practice-based 3rdcycle programmes in the arts from France, the Netherlands, Greece, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway

- moderated discussions between 3rdcycle students and their supervisors by Mika Elo

- keynote speeches from Carole Gray and Olav Westphalen.

- launch of the international and online repository of 3rdcycle models in the arts

- networking lunch in a Greek Tavern

For registration (free of charge) and information please contact

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

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.