Social Artistry: Art for Change
April 21-22, 2017, spring conference
As a Visual Arts or Media Arts educator, you are invited to submit a workshop proposal for Social Artistry: Art for Change to the Ontario Art Education Association’s 2017 Conference.
The conference will be at The OISE/University of Toronto Library on Friday, April 21st, 2017, and at a TDSB Secondary School on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.
An educator who practices Social Artistry is a change agent. You believe in preparing your students for the future. You relate to the relevant: the political, economical, environmental, and social problems within society and communities both locally and globally. You are an activist. You tackle issues of equity, and you question the current status quo of the modern “western” world. You use inquiry, experiential, place-based, participatory, or project-based learning to engage your students as they respond to the world around them through visual and media arts.
If you are interested in presenting an innovative workshop at OAEA’s 2017 conference, please complete the form below and submit it electronically or via mail to the conference organizers, by the due date listed below.
This year’s conference keynote speaker and presenter is Olivia Gude. She is an endowed professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been named the Angela Paterakis Professor of Art Education and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In recent years, Gude has united her work as a community artist and art educator by creating participatory spaces in which teachers investigate and re-invent the social practice of art education. Gude is not new to Toronto; She has presented workshops through the OISE AQ program (2004) and OAEA (2013).
You may need to download the form, fill it in and send it to our conference co-chair Bob Phillips. Details for submission are in the form.