ECU To Host the Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society

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Public Talks + Conferences

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 - Friday, Jun 29, 2018

The International Conference on the Arts in Society gathers academics, activists, and artists from around the world and addresses the state of the art in arts education, art theory and history, new media and arts technology, and social, political, and community agendas in the arts. The Conference hosts presentations and discussions around four different themes: Arts Education; Arts Theory and History; New Media, Technology and the Arts; and Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. Additionally, this year’s conference special focus is: How Art Makes Things Happen: Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action.

Founded in 2000, the Arts in Society Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities.

2018 Conference Chair, Dr. Cissie Fu, is the Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.