Well ... No and Yes.
Helikos bases its existence on the quality of its teaching and has chosen not to seek accreditation by other academic or educational institutions. As a School of Art (Scuola d’Arte) we believe that nobody can “authorize” us to exist and practice and teach what we love doing. We apply the same belief to the students who want to train with us.
As a place of training, we follow the everlasting principle that masters are sustained by their students, and we value our excellence as the best source of funding. For this reason we have chosen to not depend on any external support from private or public institutions. As a school of creation, we want to be in accordance with the principles and values of our pedagogy which consider the students as autonomous artists who will create quality work (arte) and live from it.
The very existence of Helikos is only guaranteed by the quality of the experience it offers to the students, who freely decide to engage in it and sustain the school with their presence and personal power, and with their energy, expressed in the form of the tuition.
If support or funding is offered to the school, we will gladly accept it and make good use of it, but our core budget will be maintained through students’ tuition.
However, many private and public institutions have recognized our work and funded students to join us, and/or have given credits for our courses. You can visit the grants and accreditations page to find out more.