Celebrating the 4th UNESCO International Arts Education Week: Call for art works

Dear friends,

International Art Education Association (InAEA) and International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) would like to invite you to join us to celebrate 2015 UNESCO International Arts Education Week.



Theme: Arts Education for Sustainable Development·

  • Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
  • It is recognised that sustainable development requires balanced progress in four
  • interdependent dimensions (Hawkes, 2001): Social, Economic, Environmental, and Cultural

Exhibition Venue:

Call for art works:

  • Open until May 22
  • Format: online videos, digital images (art works, student works, posters), music, music videos… If you have other creative ways of participating in this event, please let us know!
  • Submit art works with the submission form to inaeaorg@gmail.com
  • Online exhibition date: May 25 to May 31.
  • Virtual world exhibition opening date: May 30, 10 am (PST).


  • All the participated artists will receive a PDF participation certification via email after the event.

Last year Arts Education Week art works and event photos can be found at: http://www.inaea.org/ArtEducationWeek2014/index.html

For more information, please see:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_v3lnS7m0YxbXA4VWFQM0paeHc/view?usp=sharing And


Call for Papers: Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement

Editor: Ryan Shin (University of Arizona)

In a globalized world, we face intense and pressing issues such as ethical, educational, humanitarian, economic, and sociopolitical conflicts. Art and visual culture fields have addressed these global concerns by both actively creating art and media projects and collaborating among groups of people on the planet with creative connection and networking, highlighting the power of art expressions, design, and creativity in order to achieve democracy, equality, and social justice. Educators in schools, museums, and other community settings also expand ways of teaching curricular content beyond local and regional issues to engage students in global civic projects as future democratic citizens. In this book, the contributors will discuss the power and resilence of contemporary art, new media, and social media and networking in various educational settings, either formal or informal, both addressing art’s critical role and impact on the mind of the next generation and citizens and sharing exemplary art-based global civic engagement projects.

The book aims to recognize and celebrate the empowering efforts and creative projects of researchers and educators who envision the critical role of global participatory learning and its impact on the mind of the next generation and citizens. Some of questions this book addresses are as follows:

  • How can we conceptualize and theorize emerging global civic learning and engagement?
  • How are art and new media forms created and involved in global civic engagement?
  • How can art and new media effectively address global issues and concerns?
  • In what ways are museum and community-based organizations involved with globalization and civic engagement?
  • In what ways does social media and networking facilitate social justice, diversity, and student empowerment?
  • How can students and community groups be involved with global civic learning?
  • How can we address global civic learning and engagement in the classroom, museums, and other educational settings?

Recommended Topics

  • Theoretical framework and perspectives on global civic learning and engagement
  • Critical and pedagogical theories to support global civic learning
  • Role of visual art and/or visual culture for global civic engagement
  • Globalization of visual culture or contemporary art
  • Global social justice and diversity issues
  • Development of new media and social networking for global communication and engagement
  • Globalization and civic engagement in art and media production
  • Curricular issues and concerns for global citizenship
  • Community-based art education and development for global engagement
  • Global participatory museum learning and development
  • Global media and participatory culture
  • Student-initiated collaborative learning
  • Student’s global learning and empowerment
  • Social and community activism through art, new media, digital games, and virtual world
  • Virtual world as critical and practical learning platform for new global educational space
  • Creative and effective use of social media and networking for global awareness and connection
  • Collaborative learning organized by museums
  • Global connections and collaboration between community art organizations
  • Global awareness and challenge against ignorance, intolerance, and stereotypes
  • Equal human rights
  • Environmental issues and global sustainability

Submission Procedure and Important Dates

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2015, a chapter proposal of 500 to 600 words clearly explaining the intention and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Please submit the proposal through http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1769. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. For more information, please contact Ryan Shin at shin@email.arizona.edu.

Ryan Shin, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Art
University of Arizona
Phone: 520-621-1253
Co-Editor, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education

International Peace Concert in Tokyo, Japan

April 10, 2015 – Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre – 7 p.m.
Celebrating Peace, Culture and Diversity with Music and the Arts
Violinist Mariko Senju, Cellist Ohad Bar-David, Conductor Reona Ito
Suginami Amanuma Elementary School (Japanese Traditional Drum Ensemble), Yokohama International School (Koto Ensemble), Hiroshima Sotoku High School (Glee Club), Tokyo International School (Choir) Invited, Fukushima Asakareimei High School (Choir)

Tickets and More Information: http://peaceconcert.jp/
Share the NEWS with your friends and family!

“Peace Art Journey” Exhibit – World Tour comes to Tokyo!

12 Artists – One Message of Peace
“Peace Art Journey” Exhibit – World Tour comes to Tokyo!
Showing at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
for Peace Concert, April 10, 2015
Will exhibit in Hiroshima and Nagasaki this summer!

For more information: http://harmonyforpeace.org/content/world-tour-peace-art-journey

Harmony For Peace Foundation: Peace Project Japan 2015

Harmony For Peace Foundation
Peace Project Japan 2015
A series of art, music and cross-cultural initiatives for young artists Instagram Peace Art Contest Calling Young Artists “Illustrate Global Friendship and Understanding” Contest Begins: February 8, 2015 Contest Ends: March 20, 2015
“Sound” By Ai Yamanaka
Who Can Enter: Youth between the Ages 6-18
Prize: 20,000Yen – First Place in all age categories
More Information and Submission:http://harmonyforpeace.org/content/instagram-art-contest

World Children’s Festival 2015

We invite your participation in and support for the world’s premier children’s celebration—the 5th World Children’s Festival—this July 2nd to 4th at The National Mall.

First launched in 1999 as the “Olympics” of children’s imagination and co-creation, the WCF has grown into the world’s premier children’s celebration and is now a permanent quadrennial event in our nation’s capital. The WCF advances a grassroots movement for children’s creative and empathic development sparked some twenty years ago by the International Child Art Foundation as the building block for universal prosperity and peace.

Young musicians and performers can apply to showcase their talents on The National Mall. http://worldchildrensfestival.org/performers.html.

Educators and artists can apply to host a workshop or activity.http://worldchildrensfestival.org/workshopleaders.html.

At the WCF2015, children will celebrate Creativity, Diversity, and Unity as an example to the world. In a setting of global community, the production and exhibition of their amazing works that include electrifying performances by young musicians and dancers as well as the co-creation of “peace murals” by professional artists and child artists, and the exhilarating activities and workshops by eminent educators will collectively create a synesthetic experience—a total work of art on The National Mall and a transformative experience for all. www.WorldChildrensFestival.org.

an Art Exhibition in a Virtual World

Please join us for

an Art Exhibition in a Virtual World

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Opening reception.

Where: http://cyberhouse.arted.psu.edu/322/exhibition.html and 304 Patterson Bldg, University Park, The Pennsylvania State University.Please join us online or onsite.

Curators: Laura Beyer, Tiffany Bragunier, Mary Cate Fruehan, John Guilyard, Gabby McDaniel, Madi Mock, Yenni Nguyen, Anastasia Richeal

A ED 322: Visual Culture & Educational Technologies
Karen Keifer-Boyd and Leslie Sotomayor

Curator Statements

“Act. React. Repeat." is a collection of works unified by themes of repetition and participation. The works demonstrate how cultural practices and institutions, such as consumerism and creation of art, are influenced by interactions between people and how these interactions evolve through repetition. — Mary Cate Fruehan

Bad Girl

This exhibit seeks to challenge and question our notions of our view of society by providing specific lenses of sight. More specifically, it highlights the dichotomy between the essences of what makes the halves of a person’s identity. Through appropriation, satire, and craft, the show sheds light on contemporary issues that may otherwise often be overlooked. — Yenni Nguyen

Good Girl

This collection of works is open to interpretation and is intended to create a different experience for each viewer and what they bring with them to the space. However, when putting together the collection of works, I had hopes of having viewers question what they alongside of society thinks is a "good girl," hence the name of the exhibition. This series deals with stereotypes of the female gender, alter egos, distortion, identity both in terms of surface level and deeper, as well as questioning what creates a person’s identity and how we all go about creating, reading and judging that. — Gabby McDaniel

"G is for Gender" is a grouping of works that is intended to spark a conversation among the viewers about the roles of gender in our society and what impact that has on individual gender expression. Much like the very elements that make up our being, gender identity plays a vital roles in how we dress, act, and see the world. Works focus on topics of gender policing, varying gender expressions, and breaking norms, gender and otherwise. — Tiffany Bragunier

explorations in(Gender) seeks to invite viewers to reconsider their assumptions about gender and identity. By contrasting and juxtaposing many different artworks that all highlight different aspects of how gender can be percieved, the viewer can consider and approach the idea of gender in a more open and all inclusive way. This exhibit works to not only demonstrate how the gender binary is flawed, but indeed remind the viewer that the binary itself is artificial. — Laura Beyerle

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"Irritated." This is a series of work around the idea of being irritated by lack of control of the environment. The show features pieces in three different mediums all unified by the feelings portrayed within the subjects of each piece. It shows feelings of irritation and then allows the viewer to interact with the sporadic netart that will bring them to a deeper understanding of the show. — John Guilyard

"WHO" is a collection exploring the scaffolding of identity in relation to censorship. The inclusion of disorienting mirrors, obstructed portraiture, and the exploration of traditionally censored terms of identification emphasize the journey to reaching one’s identity. — Anastasia Richeal

Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference Video and Presentation Materials



Conference video archive https://plus.google.com/events/cb41bii0nf901gjiln9jg6837h4  (Post-conference asynchronize discussion.)


Conference opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=35


Opening keynote, Jay Jay, The Birth of MachinimUWA & the Largest 3D Art Challenge in Second Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=135

Lecture, Rebecca Kan, iPadagogies: Managing Change and Making Transformations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=1979

Lecture, Sherry Mayo, Utilizing iapps as Constructive Creative Tools to Generate Collaborative Expression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=3708

Lecture, Mary Stokrocki, Exploring the OpenSim Virtual World with Middle School Students: Creating/Constructing Sonoran Desert Visual Literacy Forms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=5463

Lecture, Nasim Peikazadi & Mehrnoosh Ghazanfari, Digital technology in the Art classroom; a multimedia approach through learning history and theory of Art   : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=6854

Lecture, Linda Krecker, A new place for unique art: Burn2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=8918

Lecture, Sandrine Han, The possibility of applying virtual world to K-12 art education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=10061

Machinima 1, Karen Keifer-Boyd, Wanda Knight, Aaron Knochel, Christine Liao, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Ryan Patton, Ryan Shin, and Robert Sweeny, Moving Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=12628

Machinima 2, Gloria Wyatt & Adetty Perez de Miles, Release: Cyber/Cyborg Art Project, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=13681

Machinima 3, June Julian & Julian G. Crooks, The Whirlwind & The Lichen: A Virtual Exhibition in Second Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=14086

Lecture, Ewon Moon, Spoken images through a video work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=16138

Lecture. Ge Shi, Visual literacy and technology:  Improving critical thinking in the Education of Media Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=17382

Lecture, Ryan Patton, Level Up: Digital Game Design for the Art Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=19935 

Panel Discussion, Ryan Patton, Ryan Shin & Robert Sweeny, Unlikely hero or villain: Playing and designing digital games in the art classroom:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=19935

Workshop, Krisha Moeller, Using Freeartists.NET to Create Web 2.0­Driven Art Course Websites and Student Portfolios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=23967

Closing keynote: Debra S. Pylypiw & Rebecca Stone-Danahy, How The Digital Revolution is Changing the Face of Arts Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDGgP8IiDw#t=26923

Poster, Beth Burkhauser, Interdependence Hexagon Project, https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_v3lnS7m0YxMURjcVFpVUNweTg/view?usp=sharing:


Poster, Татьяна Олейник, Project on Teachers’ Design Training for Digital Citizenship, https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_v3lnS7m0YxekduNDRwRDhwOEk/view?usp=sharing


Poster, Wu Ya Hsien, Virtual Taiwanese Opera Museum in Second Life, https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_v3lnS7m0YxR1lzSjVXQzdxTk0/view?usp=sharing


Conference Second Life chat log https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_v3lnS7m0YxYVpwOXpRMWZyTFk/view?usp=sharing

2015 USSEA Regional Conference An Inclusive World: Bridging Communities

Updated information can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByeZMvPrsfAqVHFpQWNWUW5ndGs/view?usp=sharing 


The 2015 USSEA Regional/InSEA endorsed Conference will examine art education in classrooms, museums and community arts organizations. Art education provides critical tools to enhance individuals and communities in their self-reflection, ways of being, and interpreting and resolving problems. While these settings are often separate entities, this conference will examine ways that participants might share resources, knowledge, and expertise to enrich their respective disciplines.

Art in the classroom encourages young people to develop their talents that will benefit individuals and society as a whole. Museums have a long history in providing comprehensive information, including culture, history and science. However, it is in recent decades that there is an attempt to make museums accessible to all groups of individuals by adopting a policy of inclusion. Community arts can offer a deeper understanding of social dynamics and help to break down intergenerational biases.

Power sharing is a dynamic, continual process necessary in achieving equity in the community, in museums, and in classrooms. For this reason USSEA will partner with the traveling project, An Inclusive World, to continue their common mission to broaden the definition of inclusive models through the integration of art education and art in society. An Inclusive World’s ethos celebrates all creativity without a hierarchical order, bridging groups of artists to advocate for a policy of inclusion.

Participants will explore a variety of workshops, presentations and panels over the three day conference to provide a comprehensive investigation into using effective and innovative ways to reach diverse populations. In addition, the travelling project, An Inclusive World, will exhibit the works of artists of diverse backgrounds.

To Submit Artworks to An Inclusive World: See www.aninclusiveworld.com
To join USSEA: See http://ussea.net/
To join InSEA: See http://www.insea.org
To join NAEA: See http://www.arteducators.org/
For more information on Queens Museum: See http://www.queensmuseum.org

We welcome proposals that address issues and concerns in art education and art in society. The following topics are only a guide for proposals.


In the 21st century, understanding how to live and interact with diversity becomes increasingly important. The conference will offer ethical perspectives for dealing with stigmatization based on cultural identity and other forms of differences, such as religion, race, gender, sexuality, and learning abilities. The social experience of people within a learning community opens the possibility that their own views may be enriched through exposure to the perspectives of others.

In summary, how can we meet the greater demand for inclusion in the:

  • Public School System
  • Cultural Art Institutions
  • Community Outreach


In recent decades museums use visual thinking strategy (VTS), and other participatory, collective modules to connect with diverse groups of people. Rather than using the content knowledge of a museum collection, the goal is to draw on the visitors’ interactions with the artworks. Museum access programs use a variety of tactile and VTS tools to engage and sustain the interest of diverse people. With the growing demand of meeting everyone’s needs, museums are faced with challenges to foster a productive learning experience. What methods are effective to create group collaborative efforts for family members, and community residents?

Examples of methodologies:

  • Play and learning
  • Community benefits
  • Performance
  • Exhibitions
  • Family members and community residents


The term “Outsider Art” has been a popular, and controversial topic. Some see it as empowering a group of people who are placed on the periphery of the mainstream, while others view the term as a marketing tool to gain more visibility for a marginalized population. On the other hand, “Outsider” also has the potential to stereotype and further marginalize the population. How might we:

  • Disempower stereotyping
  • Bridge communities through the arts
  • Foster an innovative space in which we respect each other’s differences


Art and social practice provide creative solutions to socio-political issues. What is the role of aesthetics in politically and socially engaged art? Is the debate concerning aesthetics versus socio-politics still relevant in the art world? How might this conversation be enriched through dialogue in the classroom, museum, and arts organization?

How art projects might be viewed as potential models for:

  • Daily Life
  • Social and environmental sustainability
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Dialogue
  • Globalism
  • Problem Solving


In the 21st Century there is a growing need for educators to use technology so that students have the skills to compete in a global work place. Accessibility and integration of technology is a growing concern, particularly in the classroom. Educators need to provide high-tech tools, but are faced with the economic disparities in underserved communities.

How can educators use high and low-tech tools to differentiate for:

  • English language learners
  • Heterogeneous class populations
  • Students with a variety of needs
  • Artists for aesthetic expressions

Call for Presentations:

January 31, 2015 opens the submission process that will continue until

March 31, 2015 which is deadline for submissions

Notification will be by April 20, 2015

Please submit your proposal and direct questions to

USSEA Outreach Committee Chair Vida Sabbaghi at


You must register to attend. Please click here to register.

2015 USSEA Regional Conference July 17- 19 2015
Queens Museum, Queens New York

For more information: http://ussea.net/conference/


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En charge de concevoir et construire le métro du Grand Paris, la Société du Grand Paris lance une



Après avoir défini un projet culturel pour ce réseau de transport unique, la Société du Grand Paris souhaite sélectionner une équipe à même de définir et mettre en place une programmation artistique et culturelle innovante, tant dans la diversité des formes et formats proposés que dans la prise en compte des usages et usagers des territoires.

Date limite de remise des candidatures :

21 novembre 2014 à 12h00

Informations sur le projet culturel et modalités de la consultation :


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In charge of building the Grand Paris transportation network, the Société du Grand Paris launches an



After defining a cultural project for this unique transportation network, the Société du Grand Paris will select a team able to define and implement an innovative arts and cultural programming, both in proposing a large variety of artistic expressions and forms and in taking into account uses and users of the territories.

Application deadline :

21st November 2014 at 12 am

For more information on the cultural projet and the call :


For more information please download documents below: