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Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Dreamyard joined together to co host our fourth ITAC conference in New York City from 13th- 15th September 2018. The conference brought together over 300 teaching artists along with organizations, funders, researchers, and other leaders from more than 28 countries, to explore key issues of participatory arts practice in a dynamic mix of practical workshops, keynote speeches, site-specific observations, and round-table discussions. ITAC4 followed three previousInternational Teaching Artist Conferences, the first held in Oslo in 2012, the second in Brisbane in 2014, and the third in Edinburgh in 2016.

ITAC4 investigated:

  • What is the role of teaching artists as contributors to social justice?
  • What is the responsibility of 21st century artists as they engage in different communities?
  • How can artists transform schools and institutions of learning in radical ways?
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Online Conference

ITAC4 went digital! Individuals and organizations around the world, who were not able join us in New York City, were able to participate through livestream videos of plenary sessions, curated interviews and conversations, and access to special web-only content. All of our Keynote sessions have been archived here on the ITAC website, so you can continue to relive the excitement of this vibrant community long after the conference itself.


We want to make sure that our conferences are accessible to everyone who wishes to attend.Access provisions for ITAC4 included:

  • All venues fully wheelchair accessible
  • Large print conference materials available upon request
  • All keynote sessions and panel discussions included real-time transcription
  • A number of financial assistance packages were made available for individuals who found the conference fee a barrier to attending and who met the assistance criteria.

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