Nomination letters for these awards should be send to Vice President Steve Willis by 1st November 2018 ( to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Sir Herbert Read Award
The Sir Herbert Read Award is a lifetime achievement award to arts education in any context. It will be given at each of the World Congresses in which an individual can be selected who has made significant lifetime contributions to arts education in schools and society in his or her own country or throughout the World. The aim of the Sir Herbert Read Award is to acknowledge life-long contributions that have extended over a substantial period of time as a part of the career contributions that an individual has made to education through art.
These contributions can take the form of continuous and/or outstanding practical or theoretical contributions. For example, in some countries individuals who have developed new and effective forms of education through the arts might be candidates for the Sir Herbert Read Award. In other places individuals whose scholarly work has influenced the
thinking of art educators in his or her own country or throughout the world might be candidates for the Sir Herbert Read Award.
Recipients of the Sir Herbert Read Award include: Brian Allison (1981); Jack Condous, (1993), Elliot Eisner (1997), Ana Mae Barbosa (1999), Maryl Fletcher de Jong (2002),
John Steers (2011). Richard Hickman, (2014). Saria Sidky (2017); Marjan Prevodnik (2019).
Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award
The El-Bassiouny Award is intended to acknowledge exceptional professional and/or community service contributions by a member of InSEA. These contributions can take the form of continuous and/or outstanding practical and/or pragmatic service to education through art. For example, individuals who have developed new and effective forms of international communication and/or mentoring, or international arts exchanges, or whose commitment to social justice in the arts have modified or changed cultures might be candidates for the Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award.
Recipients of the Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award include:
Mahmoud El-Bassiouny (1994); Al Hurwitz (1997); Bill Barrett (1999), Ann Kuo (2002), Peter Hermans (2008), Angelika Plank (2011), Kinichi Fukomoto (2014).; Mirjana Tomasevic Dancevic,(2017); Graham Nash (2019)
Edwin Ziegfeld Award
The Edwin Ziegfeld Award honors an arts education leader who, like InSEA’s first president, Edwin Ziegfield, has forged new directions in art education. Income generated from the Edwin Ziegfield (1905-1986) bequest made to InSEA may be used to provide an honorarium that may assist with travel to the InSEA World Congress during which the recipient presents the Ziegfeld Lecture. “New directions in art education” may be defined to include innovations in pedagogy, international collaborations, or research techniques and/or focus.
Edwin Ziegfeld lecture by Josip Roca at the 34th InSEA world congress, Melbourne,July 2014
Edwin Ziegfeld lecture by Deborah Smith-Shank at the 35th InSEA world Congress, Daegu, August 2017
The procedures to be followed for the Sir Herbert Read Award; Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award and Edwin Ziegfeld awards are as follows:
1. The InSEA President will appoint the Chair of the Committee and four members of the World Council to the Awards Committee with the approval of the Executive Committee. All will be voting members of the committee.
2. One year prior to each World Congress a call for nominations for the awards will be announced through InSEA News and on the InSEAWebsite. Nominations should be made by current InSEA members and require the preparation of a detailed description of the contribution that the nominee has made along with a justification within the nomination that these contributions are both long-standing and of sufficient quality to warrant the receipt of the award.
3. Each Award Committee member shall each receive copies of all nominations and will independently prepare a rank-ordered list. This list will be sent to the Chair of the Awards Committee.
4. On the basis of the rank orderings secured from the five members of the review committee, one individual will be selected to receive each award at the following World Congress. The awards shall consist of a plaque or other suitable document acknowledging the contributions that the individual has made to education through art and, in the case of the Ziegfeld Award, the winner will be asked to present the Ziegfeld lecture at the World Congress.
5. Six months in advance of the World Congress, the Chair of the Awards Committee will notify the InSEA Executive committee and the recipients of the awards. The InSEA President, in consultation with the Treasurer will contact the recipient to inform him/her of the amount of the grant that goes with the award.
The Herbert Read and El Bassiouny Awards will be made at a general plenary session of the World Congress and the presentation of the awards will include a brief resume of the winners’ contributions to education through art.
The Ziegfeld Award will be presented at the time of the Ziegfeld Lecture during the World Congress and will also include a brief resume of the winner’s contributions to InSEA.