When your sights are set on the world, having the right connections can make the difference.
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
AICAD is a non-profit consortium of 39 leading art schools in the US and Canada, as well as 7 international affiliates. It was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together so as to mutually develop their schools and programs. Its mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design.
Asian League of Institutes of the Arts (ALIA)
ALIA is the first network established in Asia for exchanges and co-operation between art education institutes in Asian countries, to vitalise exchanges and co-operation with the European League of Institutes of the Arts, and to build an international co-operative body. Through these exchanges, ALIA aims to enhance the cultural status of Asian arts and arts education.
European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)
ELIA is the primary independent network organisation for higher arts education. With over 300 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300,000 students in all art disciplines. ELIA advocates for the arts and creates new opportunities for its members, and facilitates the exchange of best practices. ELIA has well established links with other networks and cultural organisations worldwide and with national and international authorities.
European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centre (ENCATC)
ENCATC is the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. It is an independent membership organisation gathering over 100 higher education institutions and cultural organisations in over 40 countries. ENCATC was founded in 1992 to represent, advocate and promote cultural management and cultural policy, professionalise the cultural sector and make it sustainable, and to create platforms of discussion and exchange at the European and international level. It is a cross-disciplinary network covering eight areas: Heritage, Arts and Health, Cultural Indicators, Urban Management, Cultural and Creative Industries, Performing Arts Management, Museums and Audience Policies, and Culture External Relations and Diplomacy.
The International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT)
More than 65% of the world’s highest box-office film and television creators are graduates of CILECT member schools. CILECT is deeply committed to maintaining the highest possible educational standards of audio-visual teaching and learning in its member schools, and to encourage film, television and new media training in countries where it does not currently exist. It is fully dedicated to the stimulation of creativity, diversity and individuality. It strives to be a key contributor to the major cultural and communication processes around the world. CILECT considers inter-regional collaboration among its members to be its strategic priority. Cross-cultural thinking is the association’s unfailing credo, and the support of projects that promote the philosophy of sustainable development is felt to be of the highest importance.
The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)
The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) is the peak professional body that represents creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region. It is a member-run self-regulating non-profit company limited by guarantee that seeks to advocate for the profession and to ensure that the training and practice of professional members is in accordance with the highest international standards. It encourages continuing professional development of members by supporting colleges and groups representing special interests and regions, hosting regular conferences and symposia, and publishing a peer reviewed journal: the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy (ANZJAT). Creative arts therapy is still an emerging profession in our member countries, and the association strives to raise its profile, advocating and lobbying for increasing recognition, as well as forging connections and links with other disciplines, and other countries.
Asia-Pacific Bureau of Theatre Schools
The Asia-Pacific Bureau (APB) of Theatre Schools was established in 2008 under UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute. The aim of the network is to promote interaction and exchange among Asia-Pacific theatre schools. APB members gather annually for a festival and conference which provide a platform for sharing, showcasing and experimenting with different performance practices and pedagogies from the many countries and cultures in the region.
Each year, APB events are held in different cities and rotated among different members from Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Member Schools include:
International Association of La Salle Universities (IALU)
LASALLE College of the Arts is a member of International Association of La Salle Universities (IALU), a network of Lasallian higher education institutions around the world. IALU actively supports the promotion of the educational vision and charisma of St. John Baptist de La Salle by facilitating innovative opportunities for collaboration, research, exchange and development among its member institutions.
International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes
A Conference of leading international institutions, imparting education in fashion related subjects, was held in New Delhi in 1998, to deliberate on the idea of establishing an International Apex Body comprising leading International Fashion Education Institutions, to meaningfully help each other in upgrading their programmes, assist in bringing about sharp professionalism in the structure and operation of the industry in their countries, and above all, contribute towards the establishment of a framework of co-operation and collaboration vitally needed in the wake of liberalization and integration of global trade in Textiles and Clothings under the auspices of WTO.
The invitees to the conference unanimously supported the concept of establishing IFFTI.
The International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) was registered as a Society on 14th October 1999 at New Delhi, India. Since then IFFTI has grown into the most comprehensive and prestigious international organization representing leading fashion higher education institutions in areas of design, technology and business. The foundation presently comprises 61 members from 28 countries.
Among various Initiatives IFFTI provides Travel Scholarships to Faculty and Students of IFFTI member Institutions for presenting papers at the Conference and conducting short course of Study /Workshops at another member institution.