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See You In Seoul: 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?

The ITAC5 2020 theme springs from the hope that the gathering of teaching artists in Seoul 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.

We invite your proposals to share at ITAC5, to ignite our gathering with actively engaging sessions that embody their teaching, that “walk their talk”. What session ideas spring 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 via internet may be possible for selected sessions. So please review the guidelines on virtual participation and consider submission.

Guidelines with more specific questions may be found here

For more information, visit our ITAC5 website

Applications to present at ITAC5 are now open! Visit the ITAC 5 website for more information: www.itac5.org

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