The theme of the 2024 CSEA/SCÉA national conference is Prepositioning, Propositioning, Positioning Art-Education. In this context, the hyphen (“-”) between art and education serves as a pivot point to evoke and provoke the possibilities when we traverse the entanglement of artistic and educational practices across communities and institutions. June King McFee’s question “What is art education and what constitutes it as a field of inquiry and practice?” (1986, p. 7, as cited in Lackey, 2003, p. 102), remains relevant today. At times indiscernible and undefined, the field “creates porous edges, inviting new connections and allowing transformation to occur” (Coats, 2020, p. 45). In recent decades, the interplay of art and education has received increasing prominence in promoting community engagement, fostering social change, facilitating public discourse, and more. This conversation regarding the relationality between multiple approaches, orientations, techniques and materials, ideas and concepts, subject matter, spaces, and people is ongoing. It is an invitation to re-explore our positionality, including but not limited to artists, museum educators, art teachers, community art educators, art historians, and scholars, to advance our understanding of the roles of art and education in society.
The 2024 CSEA/SCÉA national conference seeks to bring together artists, art educators, students, scholars, and practitioners to share their perspectives and practices related to reimagining and reflecting upon the relationships between art and education in a contemporary context. We ask, How can we preposition, proposition, and position Art-Education with/through/about our artistic and educational practices? Envisioning such relationships allows us to (re)shape the (new) connections between a wide array of disciplinary traditions, research, pedagogy, and practice in art education and beyond.
Potential proposal topic areas include, but are not at all limited to, the following:
NSCAD University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
Coats, C. (2020). Embrace art education’s indiscernibility. Art Education, 73(4), 44-47.
Lackey, L. M. (2003) Theorizing a network called art education: Re-envisioning and extending the field. Studies in Art Education, 44(2), 101-116.
Share your expertise in delivering lessons and workshops in artistic and educational contexts while highlighting best practices through hands-on experiences. All hands-on workshop materials will be provided by the session instructor, who will also be responsible for the transport and clean-up of any materials used.
We welcome presenters to demonstrate innovative and practical studio practices that showcase a particular artistic technique, process, or concept.
Research proposals can be presented in two formats: panel discussion and paper presentation. Panel submissions should contain three or four papers, each paper with full abstract and author information. Paper presentations may be grouped in sessions (90 mins) based on related themes or scheduled as a single paper session (30 mins).
Hosted by the CSEA/SCÉA Directors of Graduate Students, this symposium offers Masters and Doctoral students an opportunity to present their research at any stage of completion, including works in progress. Presentations should be approximately 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session, during which presenters can receive feedback from other graduate students and faculty in attendance. While the submitted proposals are not required to align with the conference theme, presenters may find existing connections between their work and the provided theme that they wish to emphasize.
Proposal abstracts will be used as the public description of the session in the conference program. Abstracts should be 250-300 words or less and written in English or French. The proposal title should be 15 words maximum. In-text citations are not required. Proposals for the Graduate Student Symposium should also include a short biography (100 words maximum) and a headshot (300 DPI minimum) in the submission.
Each individual may be listed as a presenter on a maximum of 3 proposals and may only be the lead presenter on 2 proposals.
The person who submits the proposal is the primary contact and is responsible for all communications and coordination on behalf of all co-presenters.
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|October 15, 2023||Open Call for Proposal|
|December 1, 2023||Submission Deadline|
|February 1, 2024||Acceptance Notifications|