Foundations of a Creative Curriculum

Call for Papers Deadline Extended

Posted: 12 Mar 2017
By Joe Woodhouse
Submission date:
14 April 2017
Event date:
Friday, 19 May 2017 (All day) to Saturday, 20 May 2017 (All day)

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A history of innovation in art and design education has cultivated generations of creative individuals. What can we gain by reconnecting with these pioneers and their experimental strategies?

The Deadline for Proposals has now been extended to Friday 14th of April.
All applicants will be notified of success within 1 week of submitting.

This symposium offers a series of talks and practical workshops given by educators who have found inspiration in educational innovations of the past. Contributors include Beth Williamson of Tate’s Art School Educated research project and artist Katie Schwab (Art Review’s Jan/Feb issue Future Greats).

All attendees are invited to participate in the talks and workshops and through this engagement, discussion and debate, help us to reconsider the current and future state of art and design education in relation to its innovative past. 

The event is supported by BALTIC, the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), the National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE) and the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA) - who will be presenting a range of material from the archive at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Call for submissions to include:

  • Workshop/presentations. (0.5 hour, 1 hour, or 1.5 hour sessions) Each workshop will have a presentation explaining the activity, the rationale and areas of pedagogical research. The presentations are followed by participatory activities for those attending in order to get a feel for the pedagogical experiments as described. Presenters can act as facilitators or involve others in support. It is hoped that each session could contain time for some feedback and discussion.
  • Short video presentations or performances reflecting key pedagogies or innovative approaches taken within our schools, colleges or universities. (5 minutes max.). 

To contribute, please read the accompanying Guidance for Proposals Word Document. All submissions should be emailed to:

The Deadline for Proposals is Friday 31st March.
All applicants will be notified of success within 1 week of submitting.