The Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) brought together over 200 attendees including artists, organisations, funders and researchers from 17 countries around the world, to explore the best thinking and practice in participatory arts /teaching artistry informed by projects, practice and research in the field.
The conference ran from 3-5 August in Edinburgh and included 62 sessions exploring key issues relating to participatory arts practice. The sessions, delivered by 91 speakers and presenters, included a mix of keynote speeches, panel sessions, curated conversations, practical workshops, round-table discussions, poster sessions and a film programme.
The curated programme included the keynote speakers and panels, as featured in the videos below.
Chaired by: Sorcha Carey, Edinburgh Art Festival
Susanne Burns of ArtWorks discusses Artworks Learning to Action.
Thomas Cabaniss from Carnegie Hall, New York discusses the Lullaby Project.
Panel Chair: Anna Cutler, Tate
Caroline Bowditch discusses The Mosquito Effect.
Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective talks about changing our world one stitch at a time.
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 and Judith McLean 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.
Visit the conference website for more details: www.itac3.com
Photo credits: Brian Hartley