The EU4ART Alliance exists to help fine art students and faculty member to navigate towards a European Education Area 2025 with clarity, empathy, and accountability in order to help students to obtain a Fine Art degree by combining studies in several EU countries. The focus is on developing a framework that allows unhindered mobility and close cross-border cooperation between Art academies in Rome, Budapest, Dresden and Rīga.

As one of 17 alliances selected to become European Universities, EU4ART Alliance for Common Fine Arts Curriculum will pioneer the initiative and build an inter-university campus between its member universities to increase the mobility of students, teachers and administrative staff. The EU4ART Alliance is created by four higher education institutions devoted to Fine Arts, with aim to develop a common flexible curriculum in the field of Fine Arts and to develop a European Network of Workshops for Teaching and Art Practice.  The new curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary and international approach, integrating innovative pedagogical methods, including digital technologies. These new curriculum will serve as a model that could be used for other European universities, with the goal of creating a European Virtual University of Arts by 2025.

Our partner academies

Harmonizing teaching methods and curriculum in the field of Fine Arts is a great challenge because such a level of harmonization in art teaching rooted in different cultures and the development of a uniform use of language has not yet taken place. We found a model developed through the cooperation of four full partners to be feasible and optimal, which we intend to test involving associate partners and extend it after three years. Full partners are: Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Hungary)
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Germany)
Academy of Fine Arts of Rome (Italy)
Art Academy of Latvia (Latvia)



Our aim is to achieve harmonised student-centred curriculum, one for painters, one for sculptors and one for graphic artists. In order to achieve this, our alliance is testing different cooperation models for exchange of best practices, modernising the development of e-learning content and students’ mobility.

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The project’s trans-nationality and in particular its provision of opportunities for mobility and cooperation between the partner institutions and their wider cultural environments bring substantial benefits to students, teaching staff and broader communities.
Students and other stakeholders can nurture their sensibility to diverse art technique traditions in Europe including those of minorities and marginalised cultures within nation states. Beyond similarities artistic processes prioritise the exploitation of a diverse approaches and opportunities for technical implementation. Art workshops are the backbone and engine of art study, the bridge from historical knowledge to the present and future. In this way, the network represents a quantum leap for art in higher education in terms of quality, outcomes, appeal and competitiveness.