International Arts Education Week

 

International Arts Education Week

The First Celebration of International Arts Education Week took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 May 2012 with the participation of artists, educators, researchers, NGO actors and international associations.

Proclamation

The General Conference of UNESCO proclaimed the fourth week of May as International Arts Education Week. It will be marked for the first time from 21 to 27 May 2012 and should highlight the importance and usefulness of arts education. The World Conferences on Arts Education, held in Lisbon in 2006 and Seoul in 2010, identified some strong guiding principles. The Seoul Agenda for the development of quality arts education added an action plan available to all Member States. The time has now come to speed up implementation.

Now that the world is seeking new paths to peace and development, we can unleash the potential of culture and cultural diversity. Arts education is one of the keys to unlocking this potential, for the benefit of all. Art and creation must take their rightful place at the heart of society. In this International Arts Education Week, I call on UNESCO’s partners, governments, educational institutions and members of society to support projects and activities that draw on the force of art for dialogue, social cohesion and peace.

Useful information:
International Arts Education Week 2012
Final report
Arts Education Web-site

The First Celebration of International Arts Education Week took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 May 2012 with the participation of artists, educators, researchers, NGO actors and international associations.

International Arts Education Week 21-27 May 2012

International Arts Education Week 20-26 May 2013

INTERNATIONAL NGO, UNESCO CHAIRS AND OBSERVATORIES

International Society for Music Education (ISME)
International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)
International Music Council (IMC)
International Theatre Institute (ITI)
International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)
World Dance Alliance (WDA)
UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Queen's University