ITAC5

Join us online: September 15-17, 2020

Boundaries into New Pathways: Enacting the power of arts and arts education

How do we empower citizens to transform borders and boundaries into positive futures through arts education?

ITAC5 has moved online! We will host the conference from Seoul as envisioned, but our delegates from around the world will now come together virtually from the comfort of their own homes. Join us digitally to share practice, interact and pioneer the ways in which we can keep connecting during these changed times. Though we can't meet in person, our artistic community is especially well placed to find engaging ways to overcome barriers - it's what we do best. Join us to celebrate that experiment!

The ITAC5 2020 theme springs from the hope that the gathering of teaching artists (in an any form) will be sparked with powerful practices and positive visions, reflections and collective developments on how teaching artistry (and participatory art practices) may empower well-being and construct civil and sustainable society.

In a time of uncertainty, when we face more divides, rising borders, and more lives with little hope, we feel it is more urgent than ever to reveal the relevance of arts education. We, as artists and arts educators, witness and deliver arts education that challenges the seen and unseen borders and boundaries, from inner self to troubling worldwide realities. At ITAC5 we share the practices and processes, the impacts and outcomes, that lead to vigorous exchange and co-development of the understandings and vision of the role of artists and arts educators to help citizens bring a new and better future to life.

The following questions hope to inspire you to attend ITAC5 and to share your practices, ideas, and more with colleagues from around the world. Together, we will explore our practice—what its future implications are, and how they are approached differently across communities, cultures, and regions.

Earlier this year, we invited your proposals to share at ITAC5, to ignite our digital gathering with actively engaging sessions that embody their teaching, that “walk their talk”. Ideas sprung from the following questions:

  • Can we help citizens find new ways of knowing by learning to relearn through arts, and preparing them for a better future?  What do we as teaching artists (and participants) need to unlearn, and what are most powerful tools for new learning?
  • How does your practice reflect your own culture and at the same time the roots of cultures and issues of the communities you work with? What is the universality in the practices that we offer to other specific communities and even to other parts of the world?
  • How does your practice reflect your own culture and at the same time the roots of cultures and issues of the communities you work with? What is the universality in the practices that we offer to other specific communities and even to other parts of the world?

Participation will take place online via our dedicated conference platform. Our presenters are currently working hard to adapt their sessions for online engagement, we can't wait to see you there.

Guidelines with more specific questions may be found here

For more information, visit our ITAC5 website

Applications to present at ITAC5 have now closed, but you can still apply to attend virtually as a delegate. Visit the ITAC 5 website for more information: www.itac5.org

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