Vision and mission

ArtEZ stands for an internationally recognised standard of quality in art education. Graduates are able to contribute to constant renewal in art and quality in society. 

Music Theatre's show 'Niks aan de hand'.
Music Theatre's show 'Niks aan de hand'.

We prepare our students to perform at the highest level as professional artists & designers or teachers, in a wide scope of contexts such as visual art, design, architecture, music, dance and theatre. 

Mission

ArtEZ stands for an internationally recognised standard of quality in art education. Graduates know their position and the power they hold. They have developed their artistry and craftsmanship and know how to imbue their art with societal meaning through working with others. They are prepared for professional practice at the highest level and in an international context.

Vision

At ArtEZ, art is given space to be of significance to others: for individuals, groups and organisations. ArtEZ feels it is partly responsible for an attractive and stimulating cultural environment as well as for the cultural infrastructure in the eastern Netherlands, in particular its locations in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle.

A certain tension is required in art education. Issues of society or professional practice are sometimes focused on short-lived trends or immediate practical applicability. However, professional practice ultimately benefits from encouraging and guaranteeing the autonomy and individuality of students. These form the basis for the development of artistry and are a prerequisite for truly innovative art. It is in this field of tension that ArtEZ provides education. 

Institutional plan

The Institutional Plan 2016-2021 describes the way in which ArtEZ will implement this ambition in the coming years. What is the position of ArtEZ at this moment? And how does ArtEZ make its next leap in quality?