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  • 22 Jan 2016

Be a Part of the Third International Teaching Artist Conference

Registration is now open for the Third International Teaching Artist Conference, taking place in Edinburgh from 3 to 5 August 2016. Hosted by Creative Scotland in partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ArtWorks Alliance and conference originators, the ITAC3 Conference brings together artists, organisations, funders and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practice through an inspiring mix of curated conversations, practical workshops, keynote speeches, seminars and round-table discussions.

Régis Cochefert, Director, Grants & Programmes, Paul Hamlyn Foundation said:

“Paul Hamlyn Foundation is delighted to support Creative Scotland in hosting ITAC3. Our funding for this international gathering and exchange builds on a programme that supported the initial education, training and continuing professional development of artists working in participatory settings: ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings (2011/2015).

“Together with Creative Scotland, we look forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to ITAC3 and to introducing them to the ArtWorks Alliance, the new UK umbrella for organisations with strategic or development interests in any branch of participatory arts.”

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts.’ Speakers include 2015 Turner Prize winning artist collective, Assemble, and internationally renowned choreographer Royston Maldoom. This is the third International Teaching Artist Conference, the first held in Oslo in 2012 and the second held in Brisbane in 2014.

Booking is now open with three deadlines:

30 January 2016                        Advance Registration
30 March 2016                          Early Bird Registration
30 June 2016                             Standard Registration

Call for proposals

The ITAC3 Programme Committee seeks proposals from the global community that reflect the best thinking and practice in participatory arts /teaching artistry informed by theory, research, and projects in the field.

Session themes / topics

The committee invites proposals that seek to present best, next and radical practice, through presentation, papers and or practical sessions and approaches. Conference sessions/ presentations (of between 20 and 90 minutes) should encourage critical reflection and hands-on exploration in response to the three conference questions:

  • How can we collectively strengthen support for artists working with people?
  • How is participatory arts practice evolving to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury
  • What can the world learn from radical approaches to socially engaged art-making 

Proposals can take the form of practical workshops, research papers, round table /panel discussions, Ted style talks or short films. For more information and details of how to submit a proposal see the Call for Proposals page.  Please note the closing date for proposals is Monday 22 February 2016.