Financing and international projects

It is regulated by MŠ SR and by fulfilled criteria fixed by Accreditation Commission of the SR. Each study programme, which has a defined like the core of study the art performance or art work (according to paragraph provisions of Copyright), has an adapted special coefficient of conversion of financial cost per one student which is, as a rule, several times higher than at study of current study programmes in which also material intensity of the most of study programmes is included. In practice it means also the thing that lower conversion of number of students per one professor, lecturer and assistant professor what gives guaranty of personalized and individual approach of teacher to the student and to development of his talent. Great weight in assessment of competence to perform the study programme is assigned also to the artistic performance of particular pedagogues and to its quality.

Financing of cultural and art project of art schools

Within grant scheme of the MŠVVaŠ SR exists the specialized grant programme KEGA (Cultural-educational grant agency) which provides financial means for field of art and culture. Not only art school can tender for these means but also other type of university with project of amateur artistic acting.

Within grant programme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR also the VŠ (colleges) may tender for financial contribution. Mainly art VŠ are financing a part of their artistic activities, which are not connected immediately with the main educational activity, by means of this grant system and namely, above all, in area of foreign relations and development and testing of new artistic procedures or of protection of cultural values.

In the present day in a large extent also Slovak Arts Council is financing the art presentation of the schools. Next financing is secured by means of other domestic, and chiefly international grants supporting predominantly international projects of these schools and also by standard way of fundraising as well as also of purpose-built partnerships with other public and private institutions.

International projects and membership in international organizations

Mainly classic art colleges (VŠMU, VŠVU and FU TUKE) have broad network of bilateral agreements for study and pedagogical stay of students, doctorands and pedagogues not only within member countries of the European Union but all over the world – in Latin America, Israel, USA, in rapidly developing countries of Asia. Owing to quick overcoming of language barrier in consequence of artistic creation the international contacts of schools are very lively and active. It is not only a question of study exchange stays but also of common projects of individual study programmes.

The academies have their representatives in more important network organizations and in organizations of estates f. ex. ELIA (European League of Institutes of Arts, www.elia-artschools.org), ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres, www.encatc.org), OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, www.oistat.org), UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette, www.unima.org), AEC (The European Association of Conservatoires, www.aecinfo.org), CUMULUS (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, www.cumulusassociation.org), European Textile Network (http://www.etn-net.org) and further.