LOCATION/AESTHETICS: 13th ELIA Biennial Conference

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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


13 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014
Thu - Sat, 10:00 - 18:00




LOCATION/AESTHETICS: 13th ELIA Biennial Conference

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13th ELIA Biennial Conference

Glasgow, 13 - 15 November 2014
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Online registration for the ELIA Biennial Conference in Glasgow is open - click here to register now.

The deadline for Early-bird registration is 30 June 2014.
The deadline for online registration is 31 October 2014. 

About the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference   

Following the success of the 2012 ELIA Biennial Conference in Vienna (hosted by Die Angewandte – University of Applied Arts Vienna), ELIA is pleased to announce that the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art are hosting the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Glasgow.
The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers. The programme of events will include high profile speakers, plenary discussions, networking events and much more.

Take a look at the fully interactive Biennial Conference Registration Brochure to discover all that LOCATION/AESTHETICS has to offer.


This year’s conference theme focuses on the relationship between the creative and the city and the dynamic interplay between place, culture, creativity and the artist.  Recognising that the arts are both the most local and the most international of activities - proud of their traditions and identity, but at their most exciting when they break down barriers and cross borders,LOCATION/AESTHETICS will explore the cultural, social and economic role that creative individuals and institutions play in creating and transforming a city, regional or national identity and place in the world.

Four sub-themes have been identified to address more specific issues:


The conference will see Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as its main venue, located in the vibrant heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and its creative hub, and close by the city’s art schools, galleries, museums, national performing arts companies and cultural venues.


Please direct all questions to Barbara Revelli, ELIA Conference Manager, at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org    


The strong partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art as hosts of the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference provides a fantastic opportunity for staff and students from two of the world’s finest small specialist intuitions to work alongside the globally renowned arts practitioners from ELIA member institutions.

In addition to the conference programme, the NEU/NOW Festival will run simultaneously providing delegates with an unrivaled experience of both the business networking and learning opportunities of the conference as well as the chance to see firsthand the work of emergent artists from across Europe and beyond.