ITAC3 Conference

ITAC3 Conference: Best, Next & Radical Practice in Participatory Arts
Edinburgh, 3-5 August 2016

Red Bridge Arts worked with ArtWorks and Creative Scotland to develop and manage the International Teaching Artists Conference (ITAC3) which took place in Scotland in August 2016.

The ITAC3 Conference brought together artists, organisations, funders and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practice through an inspiring mix of curated conversations, practical workshops, keynote speeches, seminars and round-table discussions.

About ITAC
There have been 2 previous International Teaching Artist Conferences, the first held in Norway in 2012 and the second held in Brisbane in 2014. The biennial events aim to be a dynamic platform for: sharing practice, learning and research in the field of participatory arts; showcasing best and next practice for the host and visiting nations; generating new connections and building a palpable energy towards an international community.

The 3rd International Teaching Artists Conference was a partnership between the previous hosts, Eric Booth, Marit Ulvund of SEANSE, Norway and Brad Hasseman from Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, and current funders Creative Scotland (as part of ArtWorks Scotland) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Creative Scotland was the conference host and lead organisation for the event.

For Scotland and the UK, ITAC3 was a milestone 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.

Read more about ITAC3 here

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