Arts Education and Research Symposium: QUT

Arts Education and Research Symposium: QUT

An Arts Education and Research Symposium For International Arts Education Week 2015

Woodward Theatre, QUT, Brisbane Wednesday 27 May
4.00 – 6.00 pm

Beginning in 2012, UNESCO declared that the fourth week in May each year would be International Arts Education Week.  Artists, educators, researchers, organisations and associations are invited to celebrate the arts within education, cultures and lives.  As this year is also the International Year of ‘Light’ we would like to focus on how ‘The Arts Light Up Our Lives’.

Arts educators, researchers, organisations and supporters are invited to attend this forum and share insights about how the arts contribute to education and life in Australia.  We also hope this event can help activate ongoing partnerships, research and practice to maximise opportunities to light up the lives of Australian children, young people and diverse audiences through the arts. The event will be live streamed and also recorded.

The proposed speakers include:
* Lenine, Bourke, Director, Community Partnership, Australia Council for the Arts
* 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

“Shine a light” on your arts and educational research, teaching, initiatives and projects.

The event will also feature snapshot presentations of arts education practice and research, which can be submitted by AARE members across Australia.  Collated PowerPoint slides will be documented for further dissemination and advocacy.  We are requesting that you only include images that can be shared publicly including via the Internet.  Please send two PowerPoint slides, clearly identifying the author(s) & institutional affiliation by Friday 22 May to allow for compilation to Dr Kim Snepvangers<mailto:[email protected]> [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

For event enquiries contact:

Dr Susan Davis         [email protected]

Dr Sandra Gattenhof          [email protected]
This event is co-presented by QUT Creative Industries Tier 4 Research Group in Art, Design & Creative Education, and The Arts Education Practice and Research Special Interest Group (AEPR SIG), Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE). AARE is the peak professional body for educational researchers in Australia