ELIA Biennial Conference 2022: Deadline for Call for Contributions is on 15th January 2022

ELIA Biennial Conference 2022

The deadline for our Call for Contributions for ELIA Biennial Conference 2022, 23-26 November in Helsinki, Finland is  15 January, 2022

Calling the bold and the brave – Present at ELIA Biennial 2022

We find ourselves skating on thin ice. Trying to maintain balance while moving forward. The past two years have taken their toll, but unexpected ruptures have given way to new flows of thought.

This years’ ELIA Biennial entitled No Stone Unturned, seeks to create an open exploratory space for all. A place where the unique complexities facing higher arts education can be picked up like stones, turned over and closely examined to see what lies beneath. Read more>

Are you bold enough and brave enough to shed new light on difficult subjects? We encourage presenters (including students) to choose your own stones to unturn…

For example:

  • Are classical musicians and fine art painters today’s radical artists?
  • How do we deal with discrimination and ‘cancel culture’ in arts education?
  • How can we create balanced eco-systems that feed the needs of staff and students in sustainable ways?
  • Who decides on the creation and curation of diverse curricula?

Submit YOUR PROPOSAL to present at this seminal event and join us in Helsinki in November.


Who can apply
Representatives of ELIA member institutions from all artistic disciplines such as students, lecturers, researchers, artists, senior managers, international officers, supporting and technical staff members are welcome to submit proposals.

How to apply
Be creative. Your chosen format should stimulate lively debate, enable co-creation, facilitate dialogue, encourage participation and move towards creating common understanding.  Read full call here>         

Submission Requirements

  • Presentation title
  • Format description
  • Discipline(s) (artistic and/or non-artistic)
  • A description (max. 300 words)
  • A video of 2 minutes in which the idea for the session is presented
  • Biography
  • Technical requests
  • Contact details

*Submissions should be received by 15 January 2022.