Saturday 23 May 2020
14:00 – 15:00 UTC
The webinar aims to exchange experiences and expertise on arts education in humanitarian programmes through 3 points of view. It is recognized that artistic practices are a source of well-being and would help to develop this potential, especially among young people and children in war zones and situations of displacement (refugee camps, etc.). The emergency humanitarian system provides child protection and education programmes in emergency situations carried out by United Nations organizations and international and national NGOs. These programmes often rely on artistic practices to develop non-formal, alternative and more responsive methods of education. Through this webinar, we propose to three participants who have facilitated and/or observed workshops on artistic practices in humanitarian interventions to share their practices, their reflections on the issues at stake and their advice. READ MORE
Albane Buriel is a doctoral student at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC). She is a specialist in the fields of humanitarian aid, artistic practices and education in conflict zones. She is a consultant to humanitarian organizations for arts and creative education as a didactician and trainer for non-formal education practitioners in emergency situations (Syria and Iraq recently). She is currently working on a participatory action research in her fields of interest to understand the artistic experiences of young people in post-conflict Arab countries.
Manon Le Flour is Clinical Psychologist graduated from France in 2013 and had developed her practice abroad since. She became a Mental Health Specialist in humanitarian aid with a strategic and operational experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments as Republic of Congo, Iraq and Lebanon working for different INGOs. Recently, she worked with Médecins du Monde in Central African Republic for 15 months where she was in charge of implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities integrated in a Health and Gender Based Violence program for displaced people and host communities. She is currently based in Amman, Jordan, looking for a new professional challenge and developing a new platform to discuss psychology and expatriation named “Psy & Mobilité”.
JOËL ALESSANDRA was born in Marseille in 1967. He graduated from the Boulle school in Paris, in interior architecture. It was in Italy that he published his first stories in the famous magazine Il Grifo. Frequent traveler, he has published several works directly inspired by his experience as Art Director at the French Cultural Center in Djibouti from 1989 to 1991. He is the author of more than 30 comic books and travel diaries, mainly around themes related to the African continent. Joël Alessandra regularly travels abroad and more particularly to Africa for interventions around drawing and comics in Cultural Centers and French Alliances. He also collaborates on many collective albums, does illustration for advertising and communication and works on numerous web-documentaries combining comics and reporting (CF. Revue XXI, Soif, Little Burma “Le Monde.fr”).
Luz C. Pro is the founder and director of Arte Pro - After more than ten years of entrepreneurship and six of them in social impact, Pro creates unique platforms to connect multidisciplinary talent for social good. She has worked in many European capitals, is fluent in five languages, and has studied in Potsdam, Germany. She has dedicated nearly two decades working together with artists, and in 2014, she founded Arte Pro, an art and mindfulness program that shows strong scientific evidence of having the largest positive impact on children's mental and emotional health. Most notably, Luz C. Pro was the first Mexican panelist at the 2017 symposium of the AMADE, directed by Princess Caroline of Monaco, where she talked about her work with children born in prison. In 2018, Arte Pro and its methodology were awarded by the Y2Y, World Bank Group. In 2019, she held a panel at the International Assembly of Educators without Borders on Art and Education as Social Intervention.
Sunday 24 May 2020
14:00 – 15:00 UTC
This webinar will provide an introduction to International Arts Education Week, sharing the history and activities for the 2020 Celebration. Join Teresa Torres de Eça representing the World Alliance for Arts Education and Jeff M. Poulin representing Creative Generation to learn how to celebrate arts education through this global event.
Teresa Torres de Eça , PhD, has coordinated the CFAN-APECV art teacher training center in Portugal since 2014. As a researcher, she collaborates with the CIAC - Research Center in Arts and Communication /University of Algarve in Portugal since 2017. Teresa was President of the International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) in 2014 and is President of the Portuguese Visual Communication teachers (APECV) since 2008. Her research interests are focused on participatory research; social engaged arts; transcultural educational projects and art education activism. Currently she is the Principal Editor of InSEA visual journal IMAG; arts education research journal Invisibilidades and visual arts education journal Imaginar. She organized several E- books and has written articles about art education. She has produced several exhibitions and conducts activist art and education international projects with C3 collective of artist educators.
Jeff M. Poulin is the founder of Creative Generation, working to inspire, connect, and amplify the work of organizations and individuals committed to cultivating the creative capacities of young people. As a recognized leader, he previously led a national program, where he advanced local, state, and federal policies supportive of equitable access to arts learning throughout the U.S. A seasoned educator, Jeff teaches at several universities and trains 10,000+ people annually around the globe. Jeff is a tap dancer by trade and continues to mentor young dancers in the U.S. and in the U.K.
Monday 25 May 2020
2:00- 3:00 UTC
After 6 weeks of lockdown, schools in New Zealand reopened with the arts and wellbeing at the centre of their approach to the return. Principals, teachers and academics from the University of Auckland partnered to create a website with arts lesson plans to guide teachers to use the arts to address the collective trauma experienced from the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique resource, Te Rito Toi (www.teritotoi.org) had nearly 200,000 page views in less than three weeks. The work was funded in part by UNESCO NZ.
Professor Peter O’Connor is Director of the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation at the University of Auckland. He has worked extensively in schools post disaster including earthquake zones in Christchurch and Mexico City. He led development of an arts response in schools in Australia following the deadly bushfires and created Te Rito Toi, a website that provides advice and resources to use the arts and wellbeing as the key for schools respond during the epidemic. The site had 100,000 views in the first two weeks and was part funded by UNESCO NZ. Peter was awarded the Presidents Award by Drama New Zealand in 2020 for his lifelong commitment to drama education and social justice.
Musical Performance: Path To Social Well-Being Among Children Living In Deplorable Environment In Makoko
Tuesday 26 May 2020
11:00 – 12:00 UTC
The children of Makoko, a floating slum in Lagos, Nigeria are faced with daunting challenges that is well beyond the capacity of children of their age in other climes. They are stressed with the imminence of forced eviction, and the prevalence of abuse due to their deplorable living condition. The squalor regardless, children of Makoko have big dreams for themselves and their community. But their sense of self esteem matters to the realization of these dreams.
The researcher engaged the children in musical training during the Yuletide, this training helps in making them interact and socialize with the researcher. Learning the music did not only soothe the soul but also sets it in the right frame. With music, slum children can once again have their hopes of a better life rekindled and their minds enriched and fortified for greatness. This study examined in detail the many angles that musical performance can be explored in a bid to help the slum children become better versions of themselves.
Nweke, Florence Ewomazino (Ph.D.) is a researcher and lecturer in Music-Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria. A member of the Society for Music perception and Cognition (SMPC), International Society of Music Education (ISME), Music Therapist Association of Nigeria (MUTHAN).She had her Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and her Masters of Art degree with Distinction, and her Ph.D. at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. A collaborator on “Building Sustainable Global Collaborative Research Networks” under Dr. Patrick Savage (Japan-PI). Joined the global research network on the role of music during the COVID-19 pandemic- Initiators: Dr. Niels Chr. Hansen Ph.D.; Prof. Dr. Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann.
This webinar occurred on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 13:00 – 14:00 UTC
Why is arts education more important now than ever before in achieving sustainable development? In this webinar we will discuss why and how arts education can contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and why partnerships are vital in achieving this objective.
Patrick Kabanda’s first book The Creative Wealth of Nations was published in May 2018 by Cambridge University Press, with foreword by the philosopher and Nobel economist Amartya Sen. A Juilliard-trained organist and a Fletcher-trained international affairs professional, he received Juilliard's William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music in 2003, and from 2012 to 2013 he was a Charles Francis Adams Scholar at The Fletcher School. Besides concertizing and lecturing worldwide, he has taught at Phillips Academy, consulted for the World Bank's Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and contributed to the World Development Report 2016 and to UNDP’s 2015 and 2019 Human Development Reports. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service from Tufts University, Massachusetts. (www.musikaba.net)
Tricia Tunstall, co-author of Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music, is a leading advocate for the importance of universal access to intensive arts education. Her previous book, Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music, won a 2013 ASCAP Award and the 2016 Prix Des Muses, and has been published in six languages. Also the author of Note By Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson, Tunstall is co-founder and executive editor of The Ensemble newsletters, the world’s foremost communications vehicle in the field of music for social change.
Thursday 28 May 2020
12:30 – 13:30 UTC (new time!)
This session will introduce Act 1 of Pretzel Theatre. We are a temporally fluid global youth theatre company. Our aim is to connect young people across the globe to engage with each other through drama. This session highlights the use of digital technology and skilled facilitators in bringing together young creative artists from different cultural, social, economic, national and linguistic backgrounds to create performance.
Juliet Cottrell, Dip. Teach, B.Ed, Masters Applied Theatre and Drama Education (Hons), has 30 years teaching experience in primary drama, teacher training, theatre for young people, teacher professional development and Arts immersion programs in schools with a focus on enhancing literacy. She co-owns a performing arts school in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Jo Lee is Director of Performing Arts at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. She was the founding Drama teacher when the school opened 6 years ago and was the school’s director of the award winning “Water in the Desert” Opera project, staged at NYUAD. Jo has completed a Masters in Drama in Education at Trinity College, Dublin and specialized in supporting non-drama-specialists incorporating Drama into their teaching pedagogy. This led to her producing the first entirely Arabic spoken play by a British International School in the UAE, following the journey of Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta. Jo was nominated for the GESS ‘Innovative Teacher Award’ for her work with Drama and Arabic. Jo proudly presented about this topic at the World Alliance for Arts Education in Frankfurt in November 2019. It was at this conference that she became a co-founder of Pretzel Theatre.
Friday 29 May 2020
17:00 – 18:00 UTC
Inés Sanguinetti believes students today are all too often educated in the opposite of bonding, making them isolated and constrained by too many prejudices and too little empathy – and the arts can help change this. Through Art, Wellbeing and Creativity, one of the projects developed by Crear Vale la Pena, Sanguinetti and her team are trying to change this situation. Through the project, “social actors” and “creative agents” – typically community artists coming from a variety of different backgrounds including visual arts, dance, music, and even technology – are brought into schools where they help teachers design their classes. The methodology is based on involving arts in the curriculum and encouraging dialogue between artists, teachers, and the community.
Inés Sanguinetti is the co-founder and president of Fundación Crear Vale la Pena. Artistic Director for the Creative Environments Program (Art and Creativity to improve education and wellbeing) that has reach more than 55,000 people from 8 cities of Argentina and has been recognised as one of Latin America's 13 most pedagogic innovative experiences by the BID, the OEA and the OEI. She is a member of the board of the International Teaching Arts Collaborative (ITAC). Today, her task in Argentina and Latinamerica is to transfer creativity and wellbeing methodologies applied to improve teaching and learning processes for artists, teachers, social workers and businesses.
Thursday 28 May 2020
1:00 – 2:00 UTC
The Pandemic and social distancing policy in many countries globally has caused sudden disruption to all schools and formal education. This is also a particularly challenging time for the field of dance education where kinesthetic sense and social connection experience is essential to this form of learning. This webinar forum will share how the faculty of dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is responding to meet the needs of students; to conduct the teaching with multiple online tools and protocols; and to offer new approaches to technique, choreography, performance and collaboration. The panel will also discuss the importance of recognizing resilience, which defines as pushing through circumstances with mindfulness. Furthermore, keeping our humanity amid the realities of confinement and constriction enable us to better ourselves, extend empathy and work through emotional trauma. This also allows individual to express, create and simultaneously take care of their physical wellness as a way to build a community of care and support of our well-being on a collective level.
Anna is a practicing arts educator, performer, producer, curator and administrator. Currently she is the Dean of the School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was the inargual Head of Dance at the West Kowloon Cultural District from 2014-18, responsible for shaping the district’s artistic direction and dance strategies and launched a series of new programmes related to contemporary performances, including Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor, Screendance, Writing Choreographic Process, Multimedia and Dance Dialogue, Dance in Alternative Space and Dance Dramaturgy. She also co-curated the annual Producers' Network Meeting & Forum and was Chief Producer for the ON VIEW: HONG KONG and Look Two Ways dance productions. As an educator, Anna launched the Gifted Young Dancer Programme for the Academy in 2004, developed performing arts curriculum for the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and served a key role in developing the Academy’s first MFA in dance and MFA theatre and drama education programmes. She established the Performing Arts Education Centre for the Academy in 2007 which focuses on the development of international networks to strategize and raise awareness of performing arts education. She has been invited as keynote speaker, presenter and guest lecturer in many international events and universities in Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and USA. In 2018, she received the prestigious Hong Kong Dance Award for “Distinguished Achievement” in recognition of her significant contributions in Dance.
Stella Lau is a Senior Ballet Lecturer, Leader of Outreach and Gifted Young Dancer Programme of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Ballet and was awarded twice the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship. Lau began her performing career with the Hong Kong Ballet and was the first homegrown principal dancer. She has extensive performing experience in both classical and contemporary works in Hong Kong and overseas. Lau obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) and Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Programme at the Academy where she was awarded First-class Honours in 1997 and Dean of Dance Prize in 2010. Besides focusing on higher education for the past 20 years, Lau is also committed to the development of dance in the community at large. She hosts public talks, lectures and workshops on dance appreciation. She was showcased in the Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame, and was awarded the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme and City Contemporary Dance Laureate for her outstanding contribution to the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong. Lau serves as expertise adviser to various government bodies and other major arts organisations. She is former Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and currently the Vice-president of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific.
Reviving the Soul of the Seoul Agenda on Arts Education: towards a UNESCO Agenda 2.0 – reflecting on 10 years of the Seoul Agenda
Saturday 30 May 2020
12:00 - 13:00 UTC (new time!)
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