UNESCO Arts and Culture Conference: Transforming Classroom Instruction

UNESCO Arts and Culture Conference: Transforming Classroom Instruction

The third UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education is set to take place in Abu Dhabi from February 13-15, 2024. The event aims to change the way culture and the arts are used in schools by highlighting how important it is to keep cultural history alive and accessible in arts education. It will be possible for teachers, policymakers, and cultural leaders to share their thoughts and the best ways to include arts and culture in school at the conference.

ITI’s Role and Significance

There will be a global conversation about the future of arts and culture in schools, and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) will be a part of it. The main goal of the conference is to build skills and knowledge through culture and the arts, creating a framework that fits society’s needs and opportunities today. The conference’s previous events, in 2006 in Lisbon, Portugal, and 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, set the stage for this huge project.

Tobias Biancone, the ITI Director General, emphasized the importance of ITI’s participation in the conference, given its foundational focus on culture, the arts, and education. Promoting international exchange and teamwork in the performing arts, the ITI UNESCO Network for Higher Education is a key part of this global conversation. ITI can show off its programmes and initiatives that aim to promote cultural diversity and openness in the performing arts at the conference.

Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future

The ITI will host two onsite events and one online panel during the conference. One event, ‘Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future’, will feature discussions on the roles of cultural institutions and public engagement in sustainability. The online panel, ‘Harmonizing Heritage and Innovation’, will delve into the delicate balance between preserving cultural heritage and embracing innovative practices in arts education.

As the time for the conference approaches, people who want to attend are encouraged to sign up for these events on their website. This international meeting gives us a chance to shape the future of arts and culture education, and the ITI is excited to be a part of the conversation.

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