Art Education in Interactions

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The conference is organized by the Pedagogical Faculty of Ostrava University, Department of Art Education, in cooperation with the Centre of Visual Arts, and the Czech section of INSEA, under the patronage of MA. Daniel Jandačka, the dean of the pedagogical faculty at Ostrava University. The doctoral conference will be held with the participation of InSEA president, professor Glen Couttse, and a member of InSEA World Council, Susan M. Coles.

Ostrava, City Campus, Fri. – Sat., Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2023

Dear Colleagues,
Let us invite you to participate in the International Scientific Conference that takes place from October 13 to October 14, 2023, at the grounds of the Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava. All academics, scientists, professionals in the field, teachers, artists, PhD and other students from local and foreign workplaces, whose professional focus stems from the area of art pedagogy, art education, and other social sciences and humanities. All interdisciplinary contributions of related scientific and artistic fields are also welcome.

The main aim of this conference is professional, didactic, and social reflection on art education in the context of education system, as well as in the socio-cultural and artistic contexts. A new concept of the art and culture education area, in the framework of elementary education is confronting us not only with the real state of the art education field, but also with its reflection in the public opinion sphere. Thus, it is not only important to address the relationship of art education to other education fields and search for the place of art education in contemporary world, but also critically evaluate our ability to present and improve this field in a daily life. We look with worries into the future, and so it seems to us necessary to act with such intentions that are socially relevant and comprehensible enough to become a generally shared opinion platform for professional public, and its shared awareness about the field as a key tool of post-industrial transformation of society, whose extension will undoubtedly be a whole new array of materialized socio-economic, cultural, and other opportunities. An important part of this reflection is the new evaluation of the legacy of art education, not only in historical framework, but mainly in the context of the present global problems. Only this kind of broad insight is a prerequisite of our ability to defend the state of the field in contemporary global society, respectively, to present it as an authentic tool of effective comparison of different contexts, not only in the area of art but also to be able to offer it as eventually full-fledged ecosystem of organisms with developed visual competencies, people co-existing empathetically with their animate and inanimate surroundings.

The present day, of which imperatives are the not too long ago faded away pandemic and the ongoing terrifying conflict in the Ukraine shows us that it is necessary not to think only about one’s own role in the societal context but it is also necessary to act – to the extent and competencies possible – in such a way, so that the experienced reality finds its own peculiar picture in the materialization of specific changes, leading to the creation of field conditions for smart and empathetic people, for smart and empathetic world.

The acts at this conference will be defined by these topics:

  • Transformations of roles and conceptions of art education in education system
  • Cultural-historical heritage and education in culture
  • Art education and visual literacy
  • Art education and its historical legacy
  • New media and digital technologies – benefits or decline of creativity
  • Innovation in art education
  • Cultural competencies in elementary education
  • Art education and public space
  • Narratives in art education and their transformations

Types of contributions:

  • Typical conference contribution (15 min.)
  • Poster (print data in the .pdf, A2 format)
  • Audiovisual content (will be presented in an online gallery of audiovisual contributions on the conference web platform)

Conference languages:

  • English
  • Czech
  • Slovakian
  • Polish

Registration fee:

  • Active participants: 1 500,- CZK
  • Members of INSEA – active participants: 1 000,- CZK
  • PhD students, students, and passive participants: 1 000,- CZK


You can register through a web form.
Active members can register through the web form until Sept. 15, 2023, passive ones until Oct. 12, 2023. You will be notified about the inclusion of your contribution by Sept. 16, 2023 latest via email.

If accepted, you will be called upon to pay the registration fee and submit data (should you participate in the poster or audiovisual section). Please submit relevant data for the poster and audiovisual section to the following mail: up to Oct. 01, 2023 latest.

Collective monograph:

The output of this International Scientific Conference will be a collective monograph. Detailed information about the planned monograph will be sent to active participants after the acceptance of their registration to the conference and the payment of the conference fee.

Submitted contributions will go through review proceedings and the authors will be notified about their eventual acceptance or non-acceptance up to two months after the deadline for submitting. We suppose that chapters aspiring for publication will be of professional study character. The deadline for submitting contributions is set to Nov. 01, 2023.


The Department of Art Education
Faculty of Education
University of Ostrava
Fráni Šrámka 3
709 00 Ostrava-Mariánské Hory a Hulváky

Call for papers soubor pdf 3,03 MB


Updated: 22. 08. 2023