Accreditation and Assessment

EQ-Arts has engaged with Higher Arts Education through the following means:

In partnership with national Quality Agencies

EQ-Arts has been invited to fully collaborate with national Quality Agencies in bilateral accreditation reviews in the arts sector including AQ Austria.

In partnership with EQAR registered sector agencies

EQ-Arts has been invited to fully collaborate with European higher education EQAR registered Quality Agencies in bilateral accreditation reviews including MusiQuE (Music sector) and the European Universities Association (EUA).

Training of arts sector peers

Since 2005 EQ-Arts has been organising annual international training programme for arts sector experts, which has included academics, quality managers and staff from international Quality Agencies. A register of trained experts is maintained by EQ-Arts.

Invited to provide trained arts sector peers for national Quality Agencies

EQ-Arts has been approached by national Quality Agencies and has provided trained arts sector experts for national accreditation reviews including: EKKA Archimedes – Estonia, SKVC – Lithuania, ARACIS – Romania, UKA– Sweden and QAA - Scotland.

Workshops and papers at international conferences;

EQ-Arts has been invited to present papers and give workshops by the European Universities Association (EUA); European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) – Göteborg, Sweden & Florence, Italy; EQAF – Slovenia; Paradox (European Fine Art Network) – Sicily, Italy and Cumulus (European Design Network) – Paris, France (2018).

Collaborating in International Research Projects

EQ-Arts has been invited to participate in, and initiated international research projects including:

  • Creator Doctus (CrD): is a transnational project that seeks to realise a new European third cycle award for higher arts education that runs parallel to the existing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Involving eleven higher arts education partners and professional organisations from the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland, Denmark, Lithuania and France.
  • PHExcel: the explicit aim was to strengthen the provision of professional higher education in most institutions and programmes based on the impact the professional higher education approach has on the education experience and future prospects of learners and in turn on society. The consortium comprised of six professional and discipline networks members coordinated by European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE).