Acromym: inter}artes – Arts (2004-2007)

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 2004 – October 2007

Participant countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK

Subject area(s): Dance, Design, Fine Arts, Theatre

Abstract: The principle aim for the inter}artes Quality Assurance and Enhancement Strand was to look at self-evaluation as an institutional responsibility to enhance the student learning experience and the quality and standards in arts institutions. The approach was both subject-based and institutional, looking at self-evaluation as a tool to enhance the quality in arts institutions, rather than focusing on the bureaucratic and controlling aspects of quality assurance. We hope this activity will develop into an independent institutional evaluation programme in the coming period.

Project objectives:
1) Promote a strong identity for the creative disciplines in Europe;
2) Promote and support cultural diversity in education and society;
3) Identify innovative approaches inspired by cultural, artistic and educational traditions;
4) Build sector capacity through quality assurance and enhancement, the three-cycle structure;, student-centred learning and research;
5) Form the Tuning reference for the Arts Higher Education Sector;
6) Contribute to comprehensive curricula, composed from a balance of general and specific arts competences;
7) Connect with professional practice and explore the portfolio careers of graduates; and
8) Support discipline groups to form new networks, initiatives and innovations.

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2007 interartes