The Second Annual SHARE Conference, SHARE#2 Developing the 3rd Cycle: Doctoral Level Education for the Arts, was held 11-12 May at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London.
This international conference considered the challenges, opportunities and critical issues faced in the building of new - and the further development of existing - programmes and platforms for 3rd cycle (doctoral) education and research for the creative arts.
Over two days of presentations, break-out groups, workshops and discussions, the conference brought together 122 researchers, educators, senior administrators, deans and rectors from 27 countries across Europe to think through the practical and theoretical challenges in developing doctoral level education in creative art practices.
Highlights of the two day programme included case studies from across the disciplines, break out discussion sessions and Gertrud Sandqvist's keynote speech "Art - a Matter of Specialized Thinking", one of three from the event that also featured keynote speakers Bill Gaver and Klaus Jung.
Snapshots from the conference, speaker biographies, case study details and the full programme can be viewed on the SHARE#2 conference homepage: http://www.sharenetwork.eu/events/share2-london-conference-
For further information on SHARE (Step-Change for Higher Arts Research and Education) visit the SHARE network homepage: http://www.sharenetwork.eu/home