The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”. The International Teaching […]
The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”. The International Teaching Artist conference brings together artists, organizations, funders, and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practices.
The International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) is supporting artists to step out of their work, reflect, build competencies and renew their vision is key to ensuring that people have creative opportunities of depth and quality. The ITAC community represents a global ‘community of practice’, and through your creative skills of imagination, open-mindedness and problem solving, you individually and collectively, provide the opportunity for teaching artistry to develop and grow
The first ITAC Conference took place in Norway in 2012, instigated by Marit Ulvund through Seanse Art Center and involving Eric Booth. Following the success of the first ITAC conference and the needs expressed by the teaching artist delegates, the organizers made a commitment to hold a biannual international conference focusing on the work of teaching artists. The second was arranged by Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Performing Arts Center in Brisbane, Australia 2014, and the third confernce s by Creative Scotland andg Paul Hamlin Foundation in Edinburgh 2016.
Marit Ulvund, director at Seanse Art Center is part of the ITAC Founding Committee, leadning the work in thins expanding international community. At the Conference in New York she will lead a roundtable discussion with the following theme; Theatre and Community – Engaging, Responsive and Inclusive. The panel members are;
- Grace Ganocha, Talanta Tano Organization – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,
- Johannes Joner, Oslo New Theater – Oslo, Norway
- Melissa Friedman, Epic Theatre Company – New York City, USA
- Michelle Xiao Yan, Xinyufang Culture & Media – Nanjing, China
- Simon Sharkey, Scotland National Theatre – Glasgow, Scotland
Selma Joner is coming with us to New York and will update Seanse’s follovers on Facebook!
Read and learn more about the International Teaching Artist Conference and follow the conference through; http://www.itac-conference.com/
You can also follow the conference on social media through their official accounts on Twitter and Instagram. If you are going to the festival, you canlet them know what you are excited about or why you are coming to ITAC4 through these social media channels.
- Twitter: ITAC4 will be live-tweeting plenary and breakout sessions throughout the Conference. Follow us at @itac_conference and join the conversation using hashtag #ITAC4NYC.
- Instagram: Connect with us on Instagram @itac_conference and tell your ITAC4 conference story in pictures using hashtag #ITAC4NYC