Following the success of the Second World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, 2010), the UNESCO’s General Conference at its 36th session in 2011 proclaimed the fourth week of May as International Arts Education Week. The International Arts Education Week aims at increasing the international community’s awareness on the importance of arts education and at reinforcing its co-operation by promoting cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion. Learn more about the history here.
The World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) proudly supports and continues to advocate for International Arts Education Week.
This year, the World Alliance for Arts Education and its members joins UNESCO in celebrating the week alongside the global arts education community to acknowledge the important role arts education plays in the lives of children and youth, families, and communities during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Alliance for Arts Education works alongside UNESCO to celebrate International Arts Education Week! Check out their website and materials here.
Print the poster send it to key people in education and culture
Print the poster , hang it out in strategic places!
Individuals and organizations around the world are invited to participate in the global celebration of arts education in three simple ways:
Join the #ArtsEdWeek celebration on social media through Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to share stories of how #ArtsUnitesUs during these challenging times.
Learn how to participate in the Social Media Campaign
2. Learn Together.
Participate in the series of online learning opportunities hosted by the World Alliance for Arts Education and its members being offered for free from 23-30 May. Each webinar will showcase promising practices for arts education during and after the pandemic.
3. Share Your Work.
Share with your colleagues what you are learning about how arts education can play an important role in the lives of children and youth, families, and communities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. WAAE will showcase submitted programs through a virtual space and UNESCO will collect promising practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Submit your work to the Virtual Space
Additional information about the International Arts Education Week 2020 celebration is available in our official language:
- Information in Arabic
- Information in French
- Information in Japanese
- Information in Mandarin
- Information In Portuguese
- Information in Russian
- Information in Spanish
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