Short Curricula

In addition to its usual program, ENDA offers a range of training courses of varying duration.


The question this training aims to asnwer is: How can I make a living from my art? Many artists face significant difficulties in marketing their work. The art market only sells and disseminates the work of a small minority of artists. Nevertheless, there are income-generating practices outside the usual channels.

The training mixes theory and practice to enable the trainee to invent, from existing models or from scratch, a personal economy parallel to the art market, specific and adapted to his or her practice.

– Examples of practices based on alternative economies to the art market.
– Proposal of generic economic models conceived as alternatives to the art market.
– State of the status and needs of the trainee.
– For each trainee, formulation of an economic model on the basis of working methods is put in place by the school.

An update to terminology of art

The terminology of art as it is used today has emerged with art and been considerably enriched over time. A term often arises from an existing practice, defining what there was previously no word for. This training aims to highlight the history of art words, their importance, constitution, evolution and potential. In a more general sense, to breathe new life into art words and offer keys for better mastering a language which is, in its specificity, above all confining in many ways.

The training, mixing theory and practice, aims to raise the awareness of the actors of the art world to their (often barbaric) use of words. The training can help them to be rigorous when it comes to naming an artistic approach or a work.

– Overview of terminology in general and art terminology in particular,
History of the words of art,
– Formulating a term or concept specific to a practice or approach.
– Imagining a word or notion to qualify unspeakable or misnamed artistic gestures observed in the context of art.
– Trainees with an artistic practice that they consider to be singular will be able to name it appropriately.

Developping a personal strategy

The question this training aims to answer is: Is my action as incisive, coherent, or even appropriate as I would like it to be?Strategy is the art of designing and coordinating a set of actions to achieve an objective. To be strategic is therefore to adopt a certain state of mind and to act according to a specific context. This training seeks to give some of the keys to the “strategic attitude”, by definition skillful, applied to the fields of culture and art in particular, with a practical phase in the second part of the day.

The training course “Developing a personal strategy” of the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) mixes theory and practice to enable the trainee to create or recreate potential within their activities, to build an identity and/or a singular approach by testing them against a framework constrained by a specific real situation, to formulate or reformulate an attitude, a presence in the world, or an existing or future project.

– Overview of the strategy in a general sense.
– Case studies of strategies in art.
– Development of the trainee’s status and objectives (starting point).
– Modeling different scenarios using tools that will enable the development of a personal strategy (point of arrival).