EU4ART ALLIANCE – NEW STRATEGIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION OF ART
October 09, 2022 12.30
EU4ART is a flagship project of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, which is the only university association with a fine arts profile and is thus linked to the European Union's European Universities Programme. The alliance currently includes four university alliances in the pilot phase: the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Dresden), Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Rome) and Latvijas Mākslas Akadēmija (Riga), with the Hungarian University of Fine Arts as the lead institution.
The aim of the project is to develop, test and implement a new methodology for higher education in the fine arts, which is innovative in some areas, and to test and implement it in practice after a pilot period, in line with the different higher education legislation and educational strategies of the four countries. This will involve departments representing classical art genres from the training profile of the universities, i.e. painting, sculpture and graphic arts, but the longer-term plan is to involve the whole university education spectrum in joint training.
The project is structured around five large working groups. The first involves the management and coordination of the project, led by the University of Budapest. The second working group will be responsible for harmonizing the differences between the various university structures and developing the key indicators, i.e. student mobility and mentoring schemes. This is the main task undertaken in the call for proposals and is also led by the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The third working group is working on the renewal of the methodology of the degree courses, mapping good practice in the current practices of the four universities, led by the German University. The fourth working group is working to develop the universities' foreign language skills in an organized and targeted way, and is creating a five-language dictionary of the specificities of the fine arts, led by the Italian partner. The fifth working group will be responsible for disseminating the project and developing the applicability of quality assurance principles, for which the Latvian University is the responsible leader.
The pilot phase of the project will end in 2022 with a representative international exhibition. The long-term goals include expanding the four-member association, awarding a joint degree and strengthening working relationships in artistic projects.
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
art historian, professor of Artistic Anatomy, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
WP1-WP5 coordinator, Professor of Artistic Anatomy, Art historian, former Director of Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome
Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga
Vice-Rector and Art historian. Antra teaches courses on art history and theory. Her research interests include Latvian exile art and women artists. She has worked as a project manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and written articles about Latvian art for an online news portal.
teaching assistant and research assistant, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
Patrick Nicholas Tayler is a Budapest-based painter and art writer of the young generation. He received a diploma as a Painter and Teacher of Fine Arts at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2014. He holds a diploma as a Teacher of English Language and Culture (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, 2016) and is currently a DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) student at the University of Pécs (2018-2022). In his research, he analyses the pop-cultural influences and theoretical readings that inform the interpretation of the current new wave of figurative painting. He has been a contributor and editor of the journal Új Művészet since 2017 and participates in many projects as a proofreader and translator, collaborating with various art institutions in Hungary and abroad. He has also curated exhibitions, working closely with young artists in rethinking and recontextualising their practices. He is an Assistant Research Fellow of EU4ART, an Assistant Lecturer at HUFA's Painting Department and an External Lecturer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
art historian, spokeswoman of Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Dresden
Andrea Weippert is the spokeswoman and the director of public affairs for the Dresden University of Fine Arts. She studied art history, theater studies and ethnology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She has more than 25 years of experience in Public Relations, obtaining and coordinating fundings as well as an being a networker on an international, national and regional level. Her work focuses, among other things, on the conception and realization of funding opportunities, such as awards and grants, through networking with partners from the art sector.
She played a leading role in the EU4ART Alliance's application for the first funding phase. Within the project, she is part of the strategic and operational management and an integral part of the work package WP5 "Dissemination and Sustainability".