ESCOLA D’ART D’EIVISSA
The origins of Escola d’Art d’Eivissa can be traced back to 1935, when Spain’s ministry of public instruction rubber-stamped an order for the creation of the Escuela de Artes y Oficios Artísticos de Ibiza. In 1963, courses were expanded from cabinetmaking and wrought ironwork to include new specialties like model-making, casting, embroidery, knitting and dressmaking.
With the 1990 adoption of the Spain’s LOGSE law on education, the school’s name was changed to Escola d’Art d’Eivissa and it began offering two types of instruction: “general” and “special”. The Escola is the only school in the Pityuses to offer a post-secondary modality in the arts. The “special” scheme involves two intermediate vocational training programmes (cabinetmaking and wrought ironwork) and two higher-level training programmes (clothing model-making and furniture design and arrangement).
As for its contribution to Pasarela Adlib, the Escola functions as a sort of incubator for emerging designers. At last year’s Adlib runway show 7 of the 17 participating designers were alumni.
In the year 2000 a representative from the Escola joined the Adlib board and that same year 35 student-made designs showed up on the Adlib runway.