European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)

From the founding conference 'Creativity and Diversity: Europe's Richness' onwards ELIA has valued diversity. ELIA's membership reflects this diversity and will continue to do so, drawing in others associated with the arts and education too. The arts are available to more people via more media and with a greater range of experience and knowledge than at any time in Europe's history. Especially because the EU is enlarging it will become increasingly possible for performers, writers and audiences to connect a cross borders with all the freedom and regularity which contemporary technology and political circumstances allow. The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is an independent membership organisation representing approximately 350 higher arts education institutions from over 45 countries and founded in 1990. ELIA represents all disciplines in the arts, including architecture, dance, design, fine art, media arts, music and theatre. Through its members, ELIA represents unique bodies of knowledge and facilitates dialogues, mobility and activities between artists, teachers, administrators, senior managers, key decision makers and more than 250000 students.