Acromym: ArtesnetEurope (2007-2010)

Project title: The Socrates Thematic Network for the Higher Arts Education Sector in Europe [Thematic Network]

Coordinating institution: National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria, in collaboration with ELIA.

Dates: October 2007 – October 2010

Participant countries:

Subject area(s): Art Education


artesnetEurope is the ERASMUS Thematic Network for Higher Arts Education. Between 2007 and 2010, it brought together professionals from all around Europe to share experience and best practice, and conduct research on new developments in the sector.

This resulted in the handbook Peer Power! The Future of Higher Arts Education in Europe, which presents:

1. Case studies of creative partnerships between art schools and external partners

2. A new working methodology for quality assurance and enhancement

3. An overview and bibliography of research in the arts

4. Papers from the Teachers' Academy, Sofia, 1-4 July 2009

Project objectives:
artesnetEurope was led by the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria, in collaboration with ELIA.
68 art academies and cultural institutions took part.
It has organised its work in three strands:

1. Creative Partnerships

Leading partner institution: Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands
Chair:Thera Jonker

2. Qualifications Frameworks

Leading partner institution: Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University in cooperation with Dublin Institute of Technology
Chair: John Butler in cooperation with Kieran Corcoran

3. New Strategies, New Programmes

Leading partner institution: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn
Chair: Marje Lohuaru

Project website:

Outcome in terms of pubblications: