Call for Proposals

The ITAC4 Programming Committee is seeking proposals from the global community that reflect the best thinking and practice in teaching artistry, informed by research and projects in the field. We particularly welcome proposals from artists working in developing countries.

Session Themes

The committee invites proposals that seek to present on the role, responsibilities and impact of teaching artistry, through presentations or practical sessions. Conference sessions and presentations (of between 20 – 90 minutes) should encourage critical reflection and participatory, hands-on exploration in response to these three conference questions:

  • What is the role of teaching artists as contributors to social justice?
  • What is the responsibility of 21st century artists as they engage in different communities?
  • How can artists transform schools and institutions of learning in radical ways?

Session Formats

  • Practical workshops
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Ted style talks
  • Short films
  • Performance/Artist Presentation

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The overall program will be curated to encourage a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, from a wide global geographical spread, including those with different levels of experience, a variety of art-forms, a range of institutional/organizational types, as well as individual artists. Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse program. Please note – we are not looking for proposals that simply represent past work, but rather those that spark conversations and encourage active participation.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to:

  • Clearly state the purpose, objectives, and contribution to the conference themes
  • Instigate questions and exploration that continue beyond the conference
  • Present content and engage participants through a variety of approaches and learning styles
  • Explore issues and questions important to the international field of teaching artistry and participatory arts

Submitting a Proposal

ITAC4 is now accepting delegate applications and proposal submissions. Conference proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018. All accepted presenters will be notified in mid-April 2018.

*Please Note: All presenters and co-presenters must register and pay for the conference. However, a small number of financial assistance packages are available for freelance/independent artists who meet the financial assistance criteria.