Theme: ‘Transform: from inception to innovation in arts education’
We invite you to share your research evidence, innovations and best practices in arts education globally.
Participation in this summit is by invitation only. If you are successful you will be part of approximately 90 presentations from quality arts educators across the globe in dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts and cross-arts education.
Abstracts due 30 June 2014.
Summit date and location
26 – 28 November 2014
Griffith University, School of Education and Professional Studies, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane
‘Transform: from inception to innovation in arts education’
This summit will focus on traditional, indigenous and contemporary innovations in arts education practice across the globe. As arts educators we have an obligation to support and maintain indigenous traditions as well as push boundaries in creating new and contemporary practice. The summit will connect arts educators, practitioners and researchers with the aim of forging new partnerships. Our special keynote speaker for this event will be Professor Emeritus Tom Barone.
The summit aims to promote a positive approach to sustaining and continuing arts education.The focus of the summit includes
- supporting and maintaining indigenous arts practice (both traditional and contemporary)
- embracing innovation in arts education
- developing global partnerships through arts education
- continuing the important work of the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) through research, networking and advocacy.
The WAAE Global Summit usually attracts approximately 100 arts educators of international standing across the globe.
Call for abstracts
Due 30 June 2014
This WAAE Global Summit combines the requirements of an academic conference with the needs for WAAE strategic planning and working groups. The four world member associations: International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), International Society of Education through Art (InSEA), International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the World Dance Alliance (WDA) of the WAAE will each call for academic paper presentations from ‘international experts’. Abstracts will be reviewed by an international peer review committee.
In respecting the equity and diversity philosophies driving the WAAE, each association has a limit of 16 ‘international experts’, who ideally will represent diverse communities. Arts educators from the Asia–Pacific region are especially welcome, and as such, Griffith University and the Australian Association for Research in Education—Arts Education Practice and Research Special Interest Group, will draw upon their networks, encouraging another 30 ‘regional experts’ to the summit. With approximately 100 delegates in total as well as members of the public participating as audience members for the keynote presentations, the summit maintains a focus and intensity that distinguishes this type of WAAE Global Summit.
In respect to the dual (academic and strategic working party) purposes of the summit, speakers will be selected based on
- acceptance of their 500–750 word academic abstract for presentation at the summit
- current involvement in an arts education organisation committee/organisational activity and willingness to maintain this involvement in 2015
- willingness to contribute to WAAE working groups/projects on advocacy, research, networking
- engagement with specific and diverse communities.
We understand that these criteria go beyond the normal requirements of an academic conference. However, the WAAE Global Summits always maintain this dual focus as we seek to establish project and policy infrastructures.
For your presentation to be considered you will be required to submit
- a 500 word abstract for your presentation
- a 150 word statement on your current involvement in arts education and/or organisations/communities and willingness to contribute to WAAE’s strategic work
- a 100 word biography
You are invited to take part in this exciting international event by submitting the above requirements by 30 June 2014 to Dr Georgina Barton.
Participation in this summit is by invitation only. Each paper presentation will be limited to 10–15 minutes (10 ppt slides) with a chaired discussion. If you are successful you will be part of approximately 90 presentations from quality arts educators across the globe in dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts and cross-arts education. We invite you to share your research evidence, innovations and best practices in arts education globally.