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Get on board and join a globally connected European network that is dedicated to strengthen, support and promote higher arts education.

If you wish to become an ELIA member, please read the information below and then fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Do you want to know more about ELIA?

Call or visit the ELIA team or write to Barbara Revelli, ELIA Head of Communications and Membership at barbara.revelli [at]

Please refer to the ELIA Brochure for more information.

Membership categories

ELIA offers three categories of membership priced on the basis of the number of arts students enrolled at the institution. 

Full Members are European institutions of higher education in the arts, which provide advanced, degree or degree equivalent diplomas recognised at the highest professional level.

Non-European Members are institutions outside of Europe that otherwise fulfil the criteria of ordinary full membership. Non-European members have all rights equal to Full Members, except the right to vote at the General Assembly.

Associate membership is open to institutions which do not fulfil the requirements for a full membership and to natural as well as legal persons.

Membership fees


Full and Non-European Members


up to 250 arts students € 730
up to 500 arts students € 1.360
up to 1000 arts students € 1.970
up to 2000 arts students € 2.720
up to 4000 arts students € 2.950
above 4000 arts students € 4.200
Associate members € 680

The membership fees listed here below are current as of January 2017.

Procedure and Conditions

After applying for membership using the online form, the ELIA team will contact you to confirm and verify the details. The membership application is reviewed and approved by the Executive Board on behalf of the Representative Board.

Please refer to the ELIA Statutes for more details about the membership procedure and conditions.

All membership fees listed here above are based on the calendar year. The ELIA membership automatically renews, unless the member informs the ELIA team accordingly. 

ELIA's membership fees are reassessed on an annual basis.

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