NXT creatives

The NXT Project


NXT – Making a Living from the Arts is a 3-year project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme (formerly known as NE©XT Accelerator), that started on 1 May 2015 and will continue until 30 April 2018.
ELIA – The European League of Institutes of the Arts is the project's main coordinator working in collaboration with 25 partners from 15 countries. Please view the full list of partners here.
ELIA is the major multidisciplinary membership organisation for higher arts education institutions with about 250 members in 49 countries. Founded in 1990, the ELIA network represents some 300,000 students in all art disciplines.
ELIA advocates the arts on the European level and creates new opportunities for its members through sharing knowledge, facilitating the exchange of best practices and stimulating academic innovation. 

The main aims of the project are:
  • Support the career development of emerging artists and facilitate their international mobility;
  • Connect young artists with cultural and creative sectors and (creative) business;
  • Make creative hubs and incubators more sustainable and facilitate their international exchange and collaboration;
  • Support the exchange of best practices between higher arts education institutions in the field of cultural entrepreneurship. 
Beside the digital platform NXT-CREATIVES, the main activities organised in the frame of this project are: