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Digitality & New Technologies


Digital technology is evolving rapidly. Within months of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions were adopting new and innovative online learning and teaching applications. As with other sectors, arts and higher arts education institutions are affected by the development of new technologies: artificial intelligence, digitalisation in all aspects of professional life, and the web-based pedagogical and dissemination platforms that are continually being introduced. We need to close the gap that continues to exist between the experimental approaches which are common across the arts and the focus on technology-centred solutions that continue to characterise both public policy and innovation management in tackling societal challenges.

ELIA plays a key role in facilitating the sharing of knowledge around adapting to, utilising and exploiting new technologies in arts education. We are committed to helping our members prepare artists for work in a rapidly advancing technological world.

ELIA is part of the Exchanged community led by Zurich University of the Arts.

In the past two years, ELIA has organised several events on digitality and new technologies: