Symposium: The politics of the social in contemporary art (15 February 2013, London, UK)

A symposium on the politics of the social in contemporary art is being held at the Tate Modern in London. The symposium will address questions such as: Can art intervene in social relations? What are the implications of involving art and its audiences in an ethical problem? And how do such practices relate to art’s social institutions? This symposium examines the turn towards participatory and collaborative art forms and the ethical questions that raises. More information >> 


34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum (22-23 February 2013, Philadelphia, USA)

The theme of the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum is Ethnography as Counter Narrative: Reclaiming the Local in Educational Policy and Practice. The Ethnography in Education Research Forum, convened by the Center for Urban Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania every year since 1980, is the largest annual meeting of qualitative researchers in education. The 34th Ethnography Forum invites researchers to share the narratives of lives which are lived as counter narratives and models of social activism, and to make visible the contradictions and tensions—as well as the promise and potential—in ethnographic research as counter-narrative. More information >>


2013 National Art Education Association (7-10 March 2013, Fort Worth, USA)

The collaborative NAEA professional community possesses extraordinary potential to transform creative, forward-thinking ideas into action—impacting teaching and learning, research, museums, future art educators, and educational policymakers. The 2013 NAEA National Convention will explore the value of community—and how our professional community is essential in advancing visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. More information >>  


Teaching Museums in the 21st Century: Moving Our Practice Forward, (11-13 April 2013, Hanover, USA)

This conference will be held at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. The conference will explore the issues, innovations, and challenges facing the university and college art museum as we look toward the future. Panels and discussions will address a range of topics, such as the role of academic programming in museum practice; examining the ideal learning environment for college students; learning through extracurricular engagement; and the opportunities for college and university museums in the ever-changing landscape of higher education. More information >>


CFMAEYTT2013 The Changing Face of Music & Art Education (18-19 April 2013, Tallinn, Estonia)

The Changing Face of Music and Art Education: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Inspiration and improvisation. The 6th scientific conference for BA, MA and PhD students CFMAEYTT2013 takes place at Tallinn University, Tallinn. During these days there are sessions and discussions as well as the possibility to introduce with music studies at Tallinn University, and attend different classes or courses. The main topics of the conference are inspiration and improvisation and the conference is open for interdisciplinary and intercultural research in several fields of music, art and art education. More information >> 


EcoArts Australis conference (12-13 May 2013, Wollongong, Australia)

The arts are uniquely placed to explain the problem of climate change and other environmental challenges to the general public, and to motivate people to work towards solutions and adopting more sustainable lifestyles. The EcoArts Australis annual conference is an opportunity for you to network and communicate with others who are using the arts in creative ways to foster environmental sustainability. More information >> 


International Conference on Drawing, Image and Research (May 31-June 1, 2013, Porto, Portugal)

Drawing in the University Today, an international conference on drawing, image and research, proposes to gather emerging research on the presence of drawing in the University activity, as a visual and performative strategy – from visual arts and design to medicine, from sports to cognitive sciences, from geography to criminology, from engineering to communication sciences, from archeology to biology, from architecture to ethnography. More information >> 


5th International Art in Early Childhood Conference (7-9 June, 2013 Nicosia, Cyprus)

The 5th International Art in Early Childhood Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus offers a culturally stimulating meeting in an attractive context. The main purpose of the International Association of Art in Early Childhood Education, is to bring together those around the world who have an interest in the visual arts for young children. Focusing on vital issues and challenges of early childhood art education, the scientific and artistic programme of the conference will serve as a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas, creating new avenues for research and practice in the field. More information >>


Games + Learning + Society Conference 9.0 (June 12-14, 2013 Madison, USA)

The Games+Learning+Society 9.0 Conference begins with the Educators Symposium that promotes professional development opportunities to celebrate and deepen educators’ use of games in various educational settings, and foster collaboration among teachers, designers, researchers and others throughout the elementary to higher education continuum. More information >> 


InSEA European Regional Congress 2013 (24-26 June 2013, Canterbury, UK)

The 2013 InSEA European Regional Congress will be held at the Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. The Theme of the congress is 'Tales of Art and Curiosity'. In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a collection of stories - capturing a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travelled together on a journey from Southwark (in London) to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.  In 2013, it is hoped that art educators will gather in Canterbury to share their stories and similarly entertain and inspire each other. Congress website will be announced soon. More information >> 


6th ELIA Teachers' Academy 2013 (24-26 June 2013, Utrecht & Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the 6th ELIA Teachers’ Academy- Preparing the Artist of Tomorrow, which brings together lecturers from Higher Arts Education across Europe and beyond. The ELIA Teachers’ Academy will engage closely with selected graduate work presented in the NEU/NOW LIVE Festival. More information >> 


International Conference Culture Health & Wellbeing (24-26 June 2013, Bristol, UK)

The conference will inform international perspectives on topics such as Healthy and Creative Ageing, Museums and Health; Arts in healthcare settings and Arts and health promotion/prevention. The conference promises to bring together global leaders in arts and health policy, research, and practice. More information >> 


8th International Conference on the Arts in Society (24-26 June 2013, Budapest, Hungary)

The 8th International Conference on the Arts in Society will be held at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of the annual Arts Conference is to create an intellectual platform for the arts and arts practices, and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities. More information >>


12th International Conference on Arts & Cultural Management (26-29 June 2013, Bogota, Colombia)

The XII International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management will be held at School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, South America. This is the first time that the conference will be hosted at a Latin American country. AIMAC is an academic conference that will be of interest to researchers in the field of arts management, social scientists working on issues related to arts management, and anyone else concerned with addressing arts management problems from a scientific point of view. More information >>


13th Communicating the Museum Conference ( 3-6 July 2013, Stockholm, Sweden)

Communicating the Museum (CTM) is the world’s leading arts communications conference. The theme of the 2013 conference is Creativity. The conference addresses the latest trends and issues facing the world museums and the wider communications industry. CTM offers the chance to network and learn from experts from industries outside of the museum world, such as technology, business, branding and corporate communications. Each year the conference gathers communications professionals from over 2,500 arts organisations from 40 countries worldwide in a new cultural city.  More information >> 


27th International Montessori Congress (31 July-3 August, 2013 Portland, USA)

The 2013 International Montessori Congress will take a closer look at how Montessori education is guided by children’s natural development and how that growth fosters a respectful relationship with the environment. The Congress theme, “Montessori: Guided By Nature”, takes root in that dynamic relationship and celebrates that we are all uniquely tied to the physical and ecological makeup of our surroundings. The 27th International Montessori Congress aims to feature presentations from speakers in diverse professional fields, who share common attributes: to explore the implications of Montessori education within their respective professions; they can transform ideas into action. More information >>


Intersection of Arts Education & Special Education Conference (7-8 Aug 2013, Washington DC, USA) 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is organizing the 2013 ‘Examining the Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education Conference’.  This unique conference presents practices, policies and research at the forefront of serving students with disabilities thorough arts and special education. More information>> 


European Conference on Educational Research 2013 (10-13 September 2013, Istambul, Turkey)

The European Conference on Educational Research 2013 will take place at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul.The theme of the conference is 'Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research'. National governments and the European Union see innovation as increasingly important for the development of the 21st century knowledge society. It may contribute to economic prosperity as well as to social and individual wellbeing and may, therefore, be an essential factor for creating a more competitive and dynamic European society. More information >>


Tell me a story, show me the world  (13-14 September 2013, Zurich, Switzerland)

The Department of English at the Zurich University of Teacher Education is organising a conference to celebrate story-telling and reading as a window on the world and as a key stimulus for learning a foreign language. The two-day conference aims to provide insights into the state of the art of children’s and young adults’ literature and into new developments in story-related methodology at primary and secondary level. The conference will present a unique blend of paper presentations, readings and discussions as well as workshops, and will be open to students, teachers, teacher educators and anyone interested in story-telling in education. More information >>


6th World Summit on Arts and Culture (13-16 January  2014, Santiago, Chile)

The Summit will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, with an impact transcending the artistic realm. Over 400 arts policy makers, government representatives, arts managers and cultural practitioners from around the world will gather to participate in a rich programme of debate, learning and information exchange. The Summit will be co-hosted by IFACCA and the Chilean National Council for Culture and the Arts (CNCA). More information >>