Useful Links



The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) supports the arts accross Europe by supplying grants to individuals and organisations, as well as running cultural programmes and programmes for media and mobility.

Culture Action Europe
Formerly known as the European Forum for Arts and Heritage (EFAH), Culture Action Europe aims to strengthen the role of arts and culture in Europe by influencing EU institutions, acting as a platform for culture and actively representing member interests.

The Network of European Foundations (NEF) is an operational platform committed to developing projects and cooperations between foundations in Europe.


National Networks


AICAD Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design is a consortium of 41 leading art schools in the United States and Canada. AICAD is associate ELIA member.

The National Association for Fine Art Education is the Subject Association for Fine Art education in the UK, and advocates the interests, promotion and cultural relevance of Fine Art education at Foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels.

Andéa | Association nationale des directeurs d'écoles supérieures d'art brings together the directors of the French Art Schools.

CEA, Confederacion de Escuelas de Artes Plasticas y Diseño brings together more than 90% of Spanish art schools in Fine Art and Design.

Information Sources
Information source maintained by European Cultural Foundation (ECF), providing a wealth of news and information on organizations, funding, case studies and resources for research in arts and culture in Europe.

Artistic Research Catalogue
ELIA is partner in an international project, funded by the Dutch government, to develop the Artistic Research Catalogue (ARC). ARC is a web-based repository (in the making), which will serve to expose, document, stage, communicate and disseminate artistic research by students, independent artists and art institutes world wide.
The virtual network & e-zine for art academies was presented at the Forum "City and Art" in Istanbul, 6-8 March 2009. Universities are encouraged to participate in its further development.
Partners in the project are Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Academy of the Arts Vienna, University of the Arts London, and Malmö Universitet. ELIA is an associate partner.

EUCLID provides European & international information, research and consultancy services to the cultural sector. The website hosts an extensive database of projects, conferences, funding, publications, and more.

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