Call for Papers

International Children’s Culture Forum 2019

The International Children’s Culture Forum 2019 on "Inclusion in Culture and Arts Education and Implementation of Children’s Cultural Rights" will take place in Tampere, Finland 30.9.-1.10.2019. Application deadline is 26th of April 2019.
Is culture and arts education inclusive? How do we implement children’s cultural rights in different countries? What does the futureof children’s culture and arts educationlook like?
The first International Children’s Culture Forum aims are to widen international co-operation and to deepen the shared understanding of the value base of children’s rights and their role in a well-functioning society. The organizers are expecting many interesting speeches, workshops and discussions on children’s culture. One of the confirmed key note speakers for the forum is Dr.Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, anassociate professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Forum's parallel sessions will focus on the following themes :
  • Implementation of children’s cultural rights: Arts and culture belong to every child
  • Inclusion in arts and culture education: arts and culture-based means in reducing discrimination, increasing participation and improving equality in society. Creating inclusive and accessible art education for children with disabilities and with special needs.
  • International co-operation in the field of children’s culture and arts education and/or the role of children’s culture in the European capitals of culture.
The conference organizers welcome innovative examples of policies, practices and research on children’s arts and culture. They are looking for presentations or short workshops that describe or analyse at least one of the conference themes. Presentations can focus on policy, practice or research. Length of presentation is limited to 20 minutes. 
Please submit an abstract via this form no later than 26th of April 2019. 
The forum is organized by the Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers in close co-operation with the City of Tampere, the Finnish Observatory of Art Education, The Association of Basic Education in the Arts and the Ministry of Education and Culture. 
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