International week of Arts Education

5th UNESCO International Arts Education Week

UNESCO International Arts Education Week, 2016
The World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) announces that the theme for UNESCO International Arts Education Week, 23-29 May, 2016 is: Arts Education for Sustainable Development.
This theme carries on from International Arts Education Week 2015 and recognises the ongoing importance of arts education in contributing to local and global awareness of cultural, economic, environmental and humanitarian concerns. Arts Education with a core emphasis on doing/making/presenting offers exciting, dynamic, cross generational opportunities for action.
The World Alliance for Arts Education proudly advocates for the role that arts educators and artists can have in educating for sustainable development in formal, informal and non-formal education contexts. For more information about the WAAE please go to:
Executive Council WAAE
Chair, Robin Pascoe (IDEA)
Professor Margaret Barrett, (ISME)
Professor Rita Irwin (InSEA)
Assoc. Professor Ralph Buck (WDA)





 Topic:Arts Education for Sustainable Development

Under this heading  issues and messages can be explored regarding:
Biodiversity, climate change, Cultural diversity, poverty reduction, gender equality, health promotion, sustainable lifestyles, peace, water sustainable urban dev.

What are you planning to do to celebrate the International week of Arts Education 2015 / 3th week of May ?

Send us your Ideas , We will map the events all around the world.

Please also share your work on InSEAs facebook  InSEA Linked In and InSEA twitter.  We need to share our activities with the world of arts educators!

Join the celebrations in Creatubbles

see WAA video

Let’s start planning and sharing!




FROM Nigeria


 From Oman


From Peru


 FROM International Art Education Association




From  Finland ( University of Helsinki,  Faculty of Art Education)


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 From Spain ( Isabel Moreno,  Jaen) 


From Spain  ( Angeles Saura, 3th Edition of  Entangled Exhibitions to celebrate the  UNESCO International Arts Education Week)


From  Galicia, Spain

Acción: “Sementando SOLes… recollendo soños das artes na educación”

Alumnado da Facultade de Ciencias da Educación da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (materia Educación Visual e Plástica I: Contextos e Metodoloxía Artística) sumouse a esta acción de reivindicación da educación artística achegando os seus soños como futuros docentes.
Ademais dos soños que se foron espallando pola facultade, ofrecéuselle a toda a comunidade a posibilidade de amosar as súas inquedanzas sobre a educación partindo da pregunta “Que che gustaría cambiar?”. Como metáfora desa necesidade de cambio, de medrar, de empurrar as emocións e construír utopías, regalamos sementes de xirasois, unha pranta que busca a luz e sempre está disposta a re-adaptarse para facerse visible.

colegios de la comarca de Vilagarcía


From Olusegun Adeniyi, Nigeria

FROM  InSEA South East Asia and Pacific  Region 

  1. Wednesday May 27: 4.00 – 6.00pm –  Brisbane Symposium – hosted by the Arts Education Practice and Research SIG & Queensland University of Technology
    Arts educators and researchers are invited to attend a forum being held QUT, the Woodward Theatre, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.  Our speakers include:

* Dr Julie Dunn, Associate Professor, School of Education & Professional Studies, Griffith University
* Dr Margaret Barrett, Professor and Head of the School of Music, University of Queensland
* Dr Michael Dezuanni, QUT Deputy Director, Children and Youth Research Centre
* Tamara Winikoff, CEO, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
* Avril Huddy – Lecturer in Dance, QUT Creative Industries

  • We hope this event can maximise opportunities to light up the lives of Australian children, young people and diverse audiences through the arts.

“Shine a light” on your arts and educational research, teaching, initiatives and projects. At the event will also feature snapshot presentations of arts education practice and research, which can be submitted by AARE members across Australia. This could be a photo from a project and details, a new publication or report, or summary of key findings. Collated PowerPoint slides will be documented for further dissemination and advocacy including sharing at the 2015 AARE conference.  We are requesting that you only include images that can be shared publicly including via the Internet.  The date for submission has been extended so please send two PowerPoint slides, clearly identifying the author(s) & institutional affiliation by Friday 22 May to Dr Kim Snepvangers.


  1. Thursday May 28: 6.00 – 7.15pmUniversity of Melbourne Event – The University of Melbourne is holding a special UNESCO Arts Education Week event and Reconciliation Week event at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education on Thursday 28 May from 6-7.15pm. The UNESCO Observatory for Arts Education will launch a special edition e-journal on Indigenous Education in Australia. With a stellar panel lined-up, including Mick Dodson and Mark Rose, this is a terrific opportunity to hear thought-provoking discussion from leading experts.


  1. Friday May 29: 10.00am – 12.00 noon – Public Seminar – Arnold Aprill “Collaborating for arts rich classroom experiences” – University of Southern Queensland. Featuring internationally acclaimed arts and education expert Arnold Aprill of the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). (Please see attached flyer)





「向『藝術與美感教育』致敬(Re-inventing Art & Aesthetic education)」

4rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week, May 18-24, 2015!

By Jo Chinug Hua Chen, InSEA Asia Council

Location: Taiwan, Visual Aesthetic Education Program FB

整合型「視覺形式美感教育實驗計畫」-總 (MOE Integrated Experimental Projects in Visual Aesthet

(937 members)

Activity Title: Re-inventing Art & Aesthetic education

Time: 20150215-20150531

Activity Contents: share artwork by selecting one of the themes as the follows

(combine “Raw Material Project” and “UnderdLights”)

Theme 1: free expression—share and upload new/or old artwork in any

style. (indicate “Title”, “Year of making”,


Theme 2: UnderdLights-follow the guideline of


Participants: a total of 106 art teachers and/or artists will participate,

At least 106 images will be uploaded, shared and collected and

publish through after authorizing.

Method: one person point one another (friend or who he/she knows) to

upload and share artwork

Australia, Independent Schools Victoria. Artwork 2014/1015

Independent Schools Victoria, Annual Art Exhibition artwork 2015

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Works from the  Arts Education Programs  at Independent Schools Victoria, Australia.  A peak education body representing over 200 non government schools of various faith based, cultural and philosophical orientations. Since 2005  have been exhibiting student artwork created in all media by students from 3 – 18 years of age, much of this work explicitly and implicitly addresses the themes of environmental and cultural sustainability


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InSEA is an international community dedicated to advocacy, networking and the advancement of research in art education.

InSEA members enjoy these benefits every year:

1 Professional publications including three issues of InSEA iMAG; (3?) e-newsletters and three online issues of the International Journal of Education through Art and full access to every article published in the Journal since 2005 (normal price $68.00).

2 Opportunities for professional development and networking nationally and internationally with colleagues at all phases of education in the largest international society for art education.

3 Full access to the member’s area of the InSEA website, get support and join the debate with colleagues about research advocacy and good practice in art education in our online forums.

4 Discount rates to attend InSEA local, national and international events such as congresses and conferences.

As a member of the international community of art educators you can:

Keep up to date with developments in art education:

  • Three online issues per year of the International Journal of Education through Art and full access to every article published in the Journal since 2005 (IJEtA on-line, free access for members; IJETA printed copies: 50% discount for members).

  • Cutting edge e-magazine: stay fully informed about art education practices around the world.

  • Newsletter with information of professional relevance.

  • Resources on art education advocacy, research and praxis in the members’ area of InSEA web page.

  • Attend InSEA congresses and Endorsed congresses with reduced fees.

  • Access InSEA E-publications and InSEA endorsed E-publications for free or with reduced prices in our online bookshelf (coming soon).

Network on a national or worldwide basis:

  • Contact art educators from your own country or around the world on a virtual basis through our online member database.

  • Meet up with art educators from around the world in congresses or conferences (Endorsed; InSEA regional; InSEA world congress).

  • Initiate or participate in art education projects.

  • Establish or take part in InSEA virtual or actual exhibitions.

  • Take part in exchange projects (artist – teachers in residency) as a host or as a guest.

Advocate for art education in your country and internationally

  • Help organise an InSEA local event or congress

  • Ask InSEA officers to write letters of support to your government, local authorities, etc.

  • Assist visual art educators’ voices to be heard at the World Alliance for Arts Education WAAE (InSEA is a founding member of the alliance).

  • Promote good practice and enable art educators’ voices to be heard at UNESCO, InSEA is a NGO member.



As a member of InSEA, you will: 

Join a community of experts that recognises and validates the achievements of art educators in both research and praxis with the following awards:

  • Herbert Read Award (individuals whose scholarly work has influenced the thinking of art educators in his or her own country or throughout).

  • Ziegfeld Award (arts education leaders who have forged new directions in art education).

  • Bassiouny Award (individuals who have developed new and effective forms of international communication and/or mentoring, or international arts exchanges, or whose commitment to social justice in the arts have modified or changed cultures).

  • Doctoral Research Award (outstanding doctoral thesis in visual arts education).

  • Certificates and Awards for artists/teachers participating in InSEA activities.

  • Certificates and Awards for schools and students participating in InSEA activities.

Discover opportunities to publish and make your publications available to a subject-specific audience, for example you can:

  • Submit articles to iMAG (InSEA e-magazine).

  • Have your own publications endorsed by InSEA.

  • Publish your work in partnership with InSEA.

Present your publications and disseminate information about projects worldwide

  • Send your calls, announcements and exhibition notices to the InSEA newsletter.

  • Post calls and information in the InSEA webpage.

  • Send your own resources on art education advocacy, research or praxis to the InSEA webpage.