The Asian League of institutes of the Arts, is dedicated to cultivating outstanding professional artists who will contribute to building a better future for the world, through innovative and systematic programs in arts education.

ALIA

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  • Vision of ALIA
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About

As the level of exchange and cooperation among Asian countries deepens, the demand for
art has also been increasing. Yet, the Asia region has never before seen the establishment of
an exclusive artistic cooperation exchange between its organizations and universities. In
2012, Korea National University of Arts drew from the methods employed by European
League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) to host the International Asian Arts University
Symposium in October 2012 in Seoul. There, it promoted the “Asian League of Institutes of
the Arts (ALIA) Plan”. The purpose of this plan is to establish an exchange and cooperation
network for art institutes in Asia, expand the collaboration between ELIA and Asia, and
construct a mechanism for international cooperation.

The vision of ALIA is to bolster pride in Asian values, history, and culture, and improve the
cultural position of art and arts education in Asia through the communication and exchange
of arts education between its countries. With this objective at its core, the founding mission
of ALIA is “Arts education for a better world”. Thus, ALIA focuses on social and human values
to create, inspire, and reveal aspects that can help enhance the value behind the new role of
art. Using art and art education to promote different understandings on the value of life and
history, ALIA spreads art and art education to create a better world.

For its founding meeting in 2012, a total of 14 countries and 18 art institutes were invited to
attend. During the meeting, Korea National University of Arts was elected to serve as the
founding president, while Taipei National University of the Arts and Mongolian State
University of Arts and Culture were elected as vice presidents. Kyoto University of Art and
Design and Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta were elected to serve as alliance
supervisors. Furthermore, they established the Articles of Association for ALIA.

In June 2013, ALIA convened the first management supervisory board at Kyoto University of
Art and Design. In December of the same year, it organized another meeting in Kyoto.
During this meeting, Taipei National University of the Arts obtained the approval of the
general assembly to convene the “2014 ALIA Symposium in Taipei”, in accordance with the
articles of association, at its campus in October 2014. After the founding meeting, ALIA held
its first general meeting to elect new supervisory members. In March of 2014, the power of
attorney was officially handed to Taipei National University of the Arts to host ALIA
Symposium in Taipei.

Overview
  • Korean name : 아시아예술교육기연맹
  • English name : The Asian League of Institutes of the Arts
  • Short name: ALIA
  • Date of establishment : 2012. Oct. 6(Sat)
  • Place of establishment : Arts Theater of Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea
  • First president : President of Korea National University of Arts, Park Jong-won
  • Member institutes : See the Member List

Background

Condition of Arts
Education in Asia
Lack of opportunities for
institutionsto build
relationships and
cooperation
Establishment of
ALIA as a Platform
Institutional framework
Common tasks can be
resolved together
Developing Systematic
Framework
To find the scheme to
constructmore close relationships
among arts institutions
in Asian region

Why do we need ALIA ?

Empowerment of Asian
Arts Education
To improve the political, social,
cultural position and
influence of arts and
arts education in Asia
Developing Systematic
Framework
To find the scheme to construct
more close relationships among
arts institutions in Asian region
Empowerment of Asian
Arts Education
To improve the political, social,
cultural position and
influence of arts and arts
education in Asia

Milestones

2012
4-6 October

ALIA-ELIA Symposium in Seoul, Korea
hosted by Korea National University of Arts

2013
31 May-1 June

ALIA Board Meeting in Kyoto, Japan
hosted by Kyoto University of Art and Design

2013
19-21 December

ALIA Conference in Kyoto, Japan
co-hosted by Kyoto University of Art and Design & Tohoku University of Art and Design

2014
3-5 October

ALIA Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan
hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts

2015
12-13 December

ALIA Board Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan
hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts

2016
25-27 March

ALIA Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
hosted by ASWARA (National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy)

2016
10-11 July

ALIA Board Meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
hosted by Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture

2016
19-21 December

ALIA General Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan
hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts

2017
6-7 October

ALIA Symposium in Singapore
hosted by Lasalle College of the Arts

Function

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  • To advise in establishing the basic plan for international art education symposiums and to deliberate and review progress therein
  • To review basic items in creating Asian consultative body for arts education
  • To hold meetings: for reports, agendas, and etc.