The (Biannual [alternate years to Doctoral Awards]) AERAE award will recognise an outstanding contribution to research in art education with no restrictions on language. The field of research in art education is rich and diverse and so the term ‘Art Education’ should be interpreted broadly to include, for example, formal and informal1 sectors, but must be predominantly visual arts including multimedia and practice-based approaches to education through art. In addition, the research should foreground the potential of education though art, approaches and thinking to scholarly enquiry. This award will recognize research that is innovative or exemplary in its conceptual and methodological application, that adds to the literature and our understanding of the potential of art education.

The committee seeks to encourage innovative and imaginative approaches to research in the field and so does not wish to set strict parameters or definitive lists in terms of research paradigms. Everything from small-scale research conducted by individuals, to collaborative efforts by interdisciplinary teams will be considered. In the event that applications do not meet the criteria, no award will be made. It is incumbent on applicants to make a clear case (and provide evidence) to the committee. Please note that the nominee(s) must be InSEA members at the time of the nomination. Up to six awards will be made, a maximum one per InSEA region. The awards committee reserves the right not to make an award. The award(s) will be officially presented at a ceremony during the InSEA Regional congress in Helsinki, 2018. The award will be widely promoted by InSEA. The winner(s) will be encouraged to make a presentation at the congress. The winner is strongly encouraged to submit an article to the International Journal of Education through Art.

Dr Kim Snepvangers received the 2018 InSEA Award for Excellence in Research in Education through Art (AEREtA)





How to apply?


InSEA members wishing to be considered for the InSEA Award for Art  Education Research must be InSEA members. Nomination materials should be in English and must include the following:

1. Names and affiliations of the applicants

2. Dates of the study (start - end)

3. Name of funding body / Council (if applicable)

4. An applicant statement/ summary of the study including abstract and keywords that outlines the unique contribution the study makes to research n education through art. Candidates should present their case as lucidly as possible and may include for example, visual, audio or multimedia material. However, the written case should be no less than 2,000 and no more than 3,000 words, or equivalent, for example, the committee welcomes alternative methods of presenting the case, video or visual presentations. The applicant statement should include a section on the contribution to knowledge/ evidence of impact...

5. Appendices must be kept to a practical minimum, for example artwork or multimedia material.

6. List of sources that the committee might consult to help reach decisions, for example, websites, articles, web documentaries, exhibitions or blogs

7. Applicant(s) CV – maximum of four pages.

8. Submissions should be made electronically to Materials and any questions or inquiries should be sent to the  Selection committee The selection committee consists of members of the InSEA Research Working Group, will evaluate the submissions and make a recommendation. Decisions will be finalised by members of the InSEA World Council. Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted to the InSEA Research Working Group who will design a  Committee  comprising a convener and one person from each region of World Council.  The award decision will be announced at the Regional Congress in the intervening year between World Congress. Winner(s) will be announced in the InSEA News. The quality of work submitted will be evaluated according to the extent to which the research demonstrates excellence in art-infused enquiry and how it advances our knowledge about education through art. A further dimension will be the extent to which the research advances systematic enquiry for the wider community of InSEA art educators.

InSEA Award for Excellence in Research in Education Through Art