Friday 19 April 2013
National Gallery of Ireland
The conference is organised in response to the Arts In Education Charter document from the Departments of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills. Through the innovative programmes of Ireland’s national cultural institutions, more than 225,000 people directly participate in the making and sharing of arts, culture and heritage every year - in addition to passive audiences and visitors. The members of the Education, Community and Outreach Committee of the Council of National Cultural Institutions invite members of the arts-in-education community to discuss the relationship between arts, culture and education in Ireland’s schools. We know from experience the importance of a dialogue between theories of pedagogy and artistic expression as well as having a continual curiosity on how to use these to make the arts live more vividly in everyone’s experience.
During this gathering, we aim to illustrate and celebrate the initiative of the Arts In Education Charter by hosting examples of best practice from around the country and exploring a vision of the role of the arts in education in Ireland. How has Ireland responded to these demands? Does our arts education fairly reflect the latest research? How can Ireland’s cultural institutions build on the ambitions of the Arts In Education Charter? What have we learnt from the work of these institutions over their many years of practice?
The Lighting A Fire conference will address these questions and others in a one-day, interactive gathering of practitioners and students along with arts, culture and educational leaders to provide specific, practical suggestions as part of a yearly report to the Ministers.
To register, click here or call the National Concert Hall call centre (opening hours 10am-6pm, Monday - Saturday) at 01 417 0000.
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