Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, (January 10-13, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii)

The 10th Annual conference aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields and with cross-disciplinary interests, from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. The conference addresses a wide range of topics that include art education, curriculum, research and development, music education, educational technology and so on. More information >>


National Visual Arts Education Conference 2012, (January 23-25, 2012, Canberra, Australia)

The National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Art Education Australia present the National Visual Arts Education Conference in Canberra in January 2012.The program will include national and international keynote speakers reflecting the broad interests and key issues in the visual art education sector. This conference is for pre-school, primary, middle school, secondary and tertiary educators in practice or currently studying, plus artists and educators from the museum and public gallery sectors. There will be opportunities to network, upskill and update academic and professional knowledge. More information >> 


Radius of Art Conference 2012, (February 8-9 2012, Berlin, Germany)

Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin, is holding the “Radius of Art” conference on the creative politicisation of public sphere and cultural potential forces for social transformation. The conference will focus on the presentation and discussion of projects, basic concepts and experience within the field dealing with international art and cultural projects that have immanent relevance for the public sphere, for processes of democratisation, for the discourse surrounding growth and sustainability and for the development of civil society. Central focus will be placed on art for social transformation, public Art, art toward cultures of sustainability and cultural policy strategies and funding structures. More information >>


Arts and Wellbeing: Recent Developments, Future Challenges, (February 9, 2012, London, U.K)

Health professionals and creative artists throughout the UK have worked together for over 25 years in using the arts to support healthcare and health promotion. With current uncertainties over reforms to the NHS and public health, and the Big Society agenda, it is timely to examine the achievements of arts and health collaborations to date and look forward to new challenges and opportunities. Speakers will look at the growing evidence-base for the value of involvement in creative activity for wellbeing and health - both in the UK and internationally. This conference will be of interest to directors of public health, public health specialists, health service commissioners, health professionals in mental health services, local authority arts development offi cers, third sector organisations, arts organisations and community development professionals. More information >>


The 2012 National Art Education Association (NAEA), (March 1-4, 2012, New York, USA)

The 2012 NAEA National Convention theme on emerging perspectives and connecting teaching, learning, and research, focuses on the idea that we are better educators when we collaboratively explore what it means to be teachers and learners, and how research can improve visual arts education spanning all educational levels and environments. There are many perspectives and one focal point: the power of visual arts education to fulfill human potential. More information >>


Third Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, (April 5-8 2012,Osaka, Japan)

Organized by the International Academic Forum with its global partners, the theme of the 2012 conference is ‘Encounters and Exchanges’. The conference aims to offer a celebration of interdisciplinary study by bringing together university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and forge working relationships with each other. The organizers hope that this will encourage and inspire exciting new research avenues, and academic and personal encounters and exchanges across national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides. More information >>


The Changing Face of Music and Art Education, (April 12–13 2012, Tallinn Estonia)

Organized by Tallinn University, the 5th Scientific Conference ‘The changing face of music and art education: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’, addresses the themes of creativity, musicality and well-being. The conference is open for interdisciplinary and intercultural research in several fields of art and art education, and also provides an opportunity to get acquainted with music studies at the Tallinn University, and also attend classes or course. Discussions will be in English, Russian and Estonian. More information >>


IV International Congress of Visual and Artistic Education, (April 19-21, 2012, Jaén, Spain)

The theme of the congress is ‘Contributions from the Periphery’, which focuses on the topics of politicization of culture, visibility of minority, marginal and excluded groups, artistic intervention and social reconstruction, and other didactic and another pedagogy. Eurocentric approaches to knowledge have progressively colonized a homogenizing dominant discourse imposed on and from a globalizing economic model. Within the arts as well, this limiting view has gradually left minor, marginal, eccentric realities outside its field of vision, and far from its concerns, sometimes as different and irreducible “otherness”. There is a need to look beyond and see reality with creative, innovative, unorthodox eyes to overcome the invisibility of everything emerging from centers of power. The philosophy of the periphery is a philosophy that makes one’s view more flexible and allows one to grow and take in more. If the philosophy of the centers of power is no more than an ontology that announces “sameness”, the philosophy of the periphery is “otherness”, other realities, those that are hidden, those that are avoided, and those that can’t be seen. More information >>


International conference: The transformative museum, (May 23-25, 2012, Roskilde, Denmark)

The international conference of ‘The transformative museum: participation between place and space’ is being organized by the Danish Research Centre on Education and Advanced Media Materials (DREAM), Roskilde University. The conference address the themes of globalising trends in knowledge economies; digital participation and changing community needs that catalyse transformations of museums and galleries and science centres. The conference will present a rich set of analyses of the current situation and raise important questions about the future for material and immaterial cultural and natural heritage. More information >>


Fine and Performing Arts, 2012, (June 4-7, 2012, Athens, Greece)

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, organized by Athens Institute of Education and Research (AITNER), aims to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Visual Arts that include Art History, Art Education, Community Arts, Visual Studies etc. proposals are invited from all areas of art.  More information >>


Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012), (June 18-21, 2012 Ontario, Canada)

The Canada International Conference on Education (CICE) is dedicated to the advancement of theory and practice in education and seeks to promote collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The 2012 CICE aims to provide an opportunity for academicians from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. In particular, the themes of the 2012 CICE include conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. More information >> 


American Art Therapy Association 43rd Annual Conference, (July 9–13, 2012, in Savannah, USA)

The theme of the 43rd Annual Conference ‘Weaving a Tapestry: Reflections and Visions of Art Therapy’, will focus on the importance of inclusion, collaboration, integration, and the impact that research has on art therapy in healthcare, education, community-wide programs, and in other settings with diverse client populations and multiple disciplines. The conference offers dynamic workshops on the latest art therapy techniques and programs conducted by the field’s leading credentialed art therapists, and invites art therapists, artists, healthcare professionals, veteran’s groups, educators, researchers, and so on. More information >>


International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA), (July 15-20, 2012, Nuremberg, Germany)

The overall theme of the 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA) is ‘The Challenge of the Object’. For the first time since 1873, a museum will play host to the world congress. The aim of this congress is to come to terms with the perception and theory of the “object” within art history. With regard to the challenges of globalization and increasing digitalization, this question has gained a completely new volatility, to which the Western history of art has not yet discovered an answer. Particularly museums, whose tasks are the acquisition, preservation, research, and presentation of objects, and which for many represent a central source for accessing the artefact, are predestined to assume a leading role in the discussion. More information >>


Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, (July 23-25, 2012, Liverpool, UK)

The purpose of the 2012 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 >>


Languages in Motion: Language Learning/Teaching and the Performing Arts, (September 6 -7, 2012, Nantes, France)

Innovative practices aiming to integrate esthetic experience and the arts with foreign language teaching have been gaining ground. These practices often involve collaboration among performing artists, linguists and language/literary teaching specialists. Organized by CRINI (Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Nationales et l'Interculturalité), this international conference aims to review recent developments in this area and examine these practices within different institutional and cultural contexts to spell out their theoretical and methodological underpinnings, carry out cross-cultural comparison, and describe their evolution. Traditional academic papers will be complemented by hands-on workshops, which connect language and action in a concrete way. More information >>