On 25-26 May 2024,  EPASA held its first-ever in-person conference in the beautiful city of Ghent!

Over the course of two days, 20 members from 17 institutions gathered together to share their insights, perspectives, and passion under the theme of #ResilientHorizons.

EPASA’s mission is to build a uniting platform that empowers the voices of emerging European artistic professionals, to become change-makers in their communities.


Under the theme of #ResilientHorizons, sessions were held on creating and maintaining safe spaces, and inclusive student representation (led by Ankna Arockiam), deconstructing resilience and reclaiming the meaning of it (led by Kitty Bazalgette from Authentic Artistry), portfolio careers and how student representation can lead to this (led by Guillermo Rodriguez and Mimi Harmer), and dancing your repertoire (led by Bea Galan).

EPASA launched a new Slack channel for students to keep in contact with each other outside of events. Please contact us if you would like to be added.


EPASA also hosted its first in-person General Assembly and elections, where two new members were duly elected onto the Board:


Marloes De Nul

Marloes De Nul

Maastricht Conservatorium, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Carlo Mazzini

Carlo Mazzini

Conservatorio di Milano, Milan, Italy

We extend warm congratulations to them.

The conference was held as a part of ARTEMIS (Empowering Artists as Makers in Society), which is a project funded by the Creative Europe programme.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to the KASK & Conservatorium (HOGENT) for hosting us, and to the AEC for all their continued support in EPASA, which is going from strength to strength.

Onwards and upwards!

The EPASA Board