Past conference
August 3-5 2017

Edinburgh

ITAC3

ITAC3 took place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh from 3-5 August 2016.  ITAC3 involved 222 attendees, from 17 countries, with 62 sessions delivered by 91 speakers and presenters.

Creative Scotland managed and hosted ITAC3 in partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Artworks Alliance and the conference originators Eric Booth and Marit Ulvund of SEANSE, Norway and previous hosts, Brad Hasseman from Queensland University of Technology Brisbane.

For Scotland and the UK ITAC 3 was an opportunity to share, discuss and disseminate the significant body of learning from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks Special Initiative: developing practice in participatory settings. It was also an opportunity to build on previous ArtWorks Scotland conferences (2011-14), consciously creating a sense of ‘continuity’ for the Scottish community of practice.

The ITAC3 conference aims were to:

  • share practice, learning and research in the field of participatory arts (including through hands on/ participatory activity);
  • showcase best and next practice for the host and visiting nations;
  • generate new connections and building a palpable energy towards an international community.

The Conference Themes were led by the following questions:

  • How can we collectively strengthen support for artists working with people?
  • How is participatory arts practice evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century?
  • What can the world learn from radical approaches to socially engaged art-making?