ITAC6

01-09-2022
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SENTRALEN, OSLO
The ITAC6 theme — ART AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE — explores the intersections of teaching artistry with education, health, environment, and society in the 2020s.

ITAC conferences are the world’s dedicated gathering space for artists who work in communities, schools, and beyond, using their practice to create positive social change. Marking the 10th anniversary of our biennial gatherings, ITAC will return to its inaugural conference site — Oslo, Norway —on 1st -3rd September 2022. Since 2012 the ITAC conferences have been taking place in a different part of the world every 2 years, to give Teaching Artists (known by different titles such as community artist, participatory artist, socially-engaged artist, artist-educator, etc.) the space for international networking, professional development, accessing next, best, and radical practices, partnership building, knowledge exchanges and more. For ITAC6 the conference offers both in-person and online programming for delegates – we encourage you to apply to attend in either format.

ITAC6 will be taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of September with over 68 sessions in multiple disciplines. These sessions will be led by 90 teaching artists/participatory artists/ community artists from over 40 countries

Our in-person programme will include excursions to local arts venues and institutions, to showcase the vibrant participatory arts practice happening in Norway. These events will take place outside of our main conference venue, but guidance and support about how to access your chosen venue will be provided when you sign up.

Program Schedule

Thursday 1. September 2022

8.30 Registration

9.00 Morning Coffee/Tea & Collective Groups

10:00 Opening ITAC6
WELCOME CEREMONY with Artistic Inspiration

Opening Speech w/Special Guest Speaker

Who is here? Presentation of Assembly & Countries, ITAC Leadership Committee and ITAC6 team

11.00 Short break

11:15 Art as a Catalyst for Change
Eric Booth’s Inaugural Keynote

12.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
ITAC IMPACT: Climate, activating communities in response to the climate crisis - Raz Salvarita

12.30 Lunch
Lunch and Poster Conversations in the Marble Hall

13:30 Teaspoon of Light
led by Peter O’Connor, New Zealand

13.45 Chosen Sessions
Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

15:30 Short break

15.45 Chosen Sessions
Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

18.15 End of day program

20:00 Welcome Reception
We welcome all delegates and presenters for a dinner in the Marble Hall

Friday 2. September 2022

08.15 Morning Coffee/Tea & Collective Groups

09.00 Chosen Sessions
Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

11.15 Lunch

12.00 Excursions

Full program TBA

14.30 Coffee & tea

15.00 Performance
Norwegian Neurodivergent Theatre Group

15.15 BIG UMBRELLA
Expanding Arts Experiences for Neurodiverse Audiences by Lincoln Education center w/ Jean Taylor

16.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
1) Teaching Artists Asia Project, building a community of practice working for & with the disability community - Jeffrey Tan (15min)

2) ITAC Innovator Cohort 2022, approaches to international Teaching Artist resource & community building (30min)

17.00 End of day program

Open evening and potential dinners groups in Oslo

Saturday 3. September 2022

08.15 Morning Coffee/Tea & Collective Groups

09.00 Artistic inspiration

09.10 Dance Movement Project / Keynote Speech + Online workshop from Seoul W/ KACES on the development and implementation of dance education

10.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
1) SOS, School of the (Im)possible, using play and imagination to create social change - Francine Kliemann, Plato Cultural


2) The Young and Emerging Leaders Forum (YELF), cultivating youth leadership in Teaching Artistry - Jeff Poulin


3) EDEN Engagement, embedding Teaching Artistry and social impact in classical arts' touring models

11.00 Short break

11.15 Chosen Sessions
Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

13.00 Lunch and Poster Conversations

13.15 Preparing for Performance

14.15 All This And More

Performance Intervention with selected partners and voulnteer Conference Delegates, directed by Simon Sharkey and produced by Seanse Art Center

17.00 Closing Plenary
What initiated the ITAC conferences and maintained our world-wide network in Participatory Arts?
From Oslo 2012 - Brisbane 2014 - Edinburgh 2016 - New York 2018 - Seoul 2020 and Oslo 2022!

PANEL CONVERSATION on participatory arts around the world

Ceremonial Handover to ITAC7 Hosts and Artistic Closing!

Beginning of ITAC Chapter 2 - the next decade?

19.00 – 21.00 Farewell dinner

Program Info

Eric Booth

Eric Booth’s Inaugural Keynote

Think of a decade as a chapter. ITAC turns ten at ITAC6, and Eric Booth’s keynote will address the beginning of Chapter Two for ITAC. What can ITAC be and do now that we have thousands of members and projects happening around the world? Eric always walks his teaching artist talk, so you can expect engagement. Chapter Two will be about action and empowerment. We have the raw materials in our Chapter One global network—what change can we bring into the world and into the careers and lives of artists who work in the center of communities and educational settings? This keynote marks the turn to ITAC: Chapter Two.

Seanse

Teaspoon of Light

by Centre for Arts and Social Transformation at the University of Auckland with Peter O'Connor

More info is comming

Seanse

Norwegian Neurodivergent Theatre Group

More info is comming

Seanse

BIG UMBRELLA: Expanding Arts Experiences for Neurodiverse Audiences

by Lincoln Center Eduaction

More info is comming

Seanse

Dance Movement Project

By KACES, who supports the development and implementation of dance education for a group of children/teenagers to explore new ways of expression and connectivity based on their own bodies regardless of dance genres (ballet, Korean traditional dance, street dance etc.)

Seanse

Excursions

There will be a set of excursions available.

Full Program TBA

All this and more

All This and More

«All This and More" is a global participatory performance event that focuses on the problem that by 2050 there will be 1.5billion climate refugees seeking shelter in all our major cities. We are staging a major performance intervention to bring this event horizon to the streets of Oslo and need your participation. If you are a climate conscious activist or humanitarian concerned about people who must flee their homes because of war, famine, or global warming. Get in touch to be part of this major event or wait until the 3rd of September to see." Concept by Simon Sharkey of "The Necessary Space" Co-directed by Henriette Blakstadd and Claudia Lucacel for ITAC6. Produced by Seanse Art Center

ITAC1

Closing Plenary

What initiated the ITAC conferences and maintained our world-wide network in Participatory Arts? From Oslo 2012 - Brisbane 2014 - Edinburgh 2016 - New York 2018 - Seoul 2020 and Oslo 2022!
PANEL CONVERSATION on participatory arts around the world.
More info is coming

ITAC Collaborative Projects

ITAC IMPACT CLIMATE

ITAC IMPACT: Climate, activating communities in response to the climate crisis - Raz Salvarita (Philippines) Uses Teaching Artistry to engage and activate local community members to become advocates for change in relation to the climate crisis.

SOS, School of the (Im)possible, using play and imagination to create social change - Francine Kliemann, Plato Cultural (Brazil).The project uses immersive fictional narratives to explore the climate crisis with young people, and encourage them to imagine new futures.

The Young and Emerging Leaders Forum (YELF), cultivating youth leadership in Teaching Artistry - Jeff Poulin (USA) This cohort was founded to address the absence of youth-led projects and voices in leadership positions throughout the arts and culture sectors.

Teaching Artists Asia Project, building a community of practice working for & with the disability community - Jeffrey Tan (Singapore) It explores inclusive practice efforts and collaborative approaches to work with & for the disabilities community across Asia. It aims to document, advocate, and connect teaching artists working in this sector, primarily in Singapore, Australia, Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

ITAC Innovator Cohort 2022, approaches to international Teaching Artist resource & community building - Peter Atsu Adaletey (Ghana), Becky Baumwoll (USA), Jeff Mather (USA), Sudebi Thakurata (India), Yvonne Wyroslawska (UK). Hear from the 2022 cohort of ITAC Innovators about the work they are doing to address gaps in their field, equip the sector with new tools, and why they feel this work is urgent.

EDEN ITAC

EDEN Engagement, embedding Teaching Artistry and social impact in classical arts' touring models - Katie Rainey (USA) In 2021 ITAC partnered with Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato, to explore how Teaching Artistry can enhance traditional fine arts touring models and increase community impact. We commissioned a Teaching Artist at every stop of her international EDEN tour and co-developed curriculums for these TAs to deliver with communities.

Venue Location

ITAC6’s in-person conference will be taking place at SENTRALEN in Oslo City Center, which will accommodate our gathering of 300+ Teaching Artists and colleagues from around the world. All in-person workshops will take place within this building. Lunch will be provided for delegates each day, and there are great coffee shops and restaurants nearby if you would like anything extra.

To read more about the venue go to www.sentralen.no

Accommodation

September is unfortunately a busy month for Oslo with Covid-19 at its end and the world opening up for social gatherings, making prices and the pressure higher than normal.

The ITAC6 planning committee have made some arrangements for those paying their own way with some options that are close to the venue.

These are close to ITAC6 and general facilities in Oslo. We recommend arriving on the 31th of August and departing the 4th of September. Be sure to book accommodation as soon as possible.

Astoria

Other budget accomodations in the area include:

Visiting Oslo

Oslo boasts of exciting places and attractions to visit. A must-visit is the newly opened National Museum which houses the the collections of the former National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

Our reccomandations when visiting Oslo

For more information have a look at Visit Norway's Website

DIGITAL CONFERENCE

Registration for a digital conference pass for ITAC6 is now open

In addition to our in-person programme ITAC6 will offer a comprehensive online programme, and you can apply to participate virtually right up until 25th of August.

Our digital programme will primarily take place in the days leading up to the Oslo gathering, from the 29th 'til 31st of August. Workshop start times will be staggered across various time zones, and led by our Hubs and partners in different regions.
Portions of the in-person event will also be live streamed (from 1 - 3rd Sept) for our digital audience, with social spaces opening online afterwards for collective discussion and reflection.

If you are already been accepted for ITAC6 in-person (as a presenter or delegate) you will automatically have access to our online programme, and there is no need to take further action.

Digital Program

Monday 29. August

Times are CET (GMT +2)

09.45 - 10.00
Opening Address by Seanse

10.00 – 13.00
South Korea ITAC Hub

16.00 – 19.00
Scotland TA Collective

Tuesday 30. August

Times are CET (GMT +2)

00.00 – 03.00
USA ITAC Hub

10.00 – 13.00
Singapore TA Collective

16.00 – 19.00
Latin America TA Collective

WEDNESDAY 31. AUGUST

Times are CET (GMT +2)

00.00 – 03.00
New Zealand ITAC Hub

Live from Oslo

Thursday 1. September 2022

Times are CET (GMT +2)

10:00 Opening ITAC6
WELCOME CEREMONY with Artistic Inspiration

Opening Speech w/Special Guest Speaker

Who is here? Presentation of Assembly & Countries, ITAC Leadership Committee and ITAC6 team

11.00 Short break

11:15 Art as a Catalyst for Change
Eric Booth’s Inaugural Keynote

12.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
ITAC IMPACT: Climate, activating communities in response to the climate crisis - Raz Salvarita

13:30 Teaspoon of Light
led by Peter O’Connor, New Zealand

Friday 2. September 2022

15.15 BIG UMBRELLA
Expanding Arts Experiences for Neurodiverse Audiences by Lincoln Education center w/ Jean Taylor

16.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
1) Teaching Artists Asia Project, building a community of practice working for & with the disability community - Jeffrey Tan (15min)

2) ITAC Innovator Cohort 2022, approaches to international Teaching Artist resource & community building (30min)

17.00 End of day

Saturday 3. September 2022

09.00 Artistic inspiration

09.10 Dance Movement Project / Keynote Speech + Online workshop from Seoul W/ KACES on the development and implementation of dance education

10.15 ITAC Collaborative Projects
1) SOS, School of the (Im)possible, using play and imagination to create social change - Francine Kliemann, Plato Cultural


2) The Young and Emerging Leaders Forum (YELF), cultivating youth leadership in Teaching Artistry - Jeff Poulin


3) EDEN Engagement, embedding Teaching Artistry and social impact in classical arts' touring models

17.00 Closing Plenary
What initiated the ITAC conferences and maintained our world-wide network in Participatory Arts?
From Oslo 2012 - Brisbane 2014 - Edinburgh 2016 - New York 2018 - Seoul 2020 and Oslo 2022!

PANEL CONVERSATION on participatory arts around the world

Ceremonial Handover to ITAC7 Hosts and Artistic Closing!

Beginning of ITAC Chapter 2 - the next decade?

Origin of the International Teaching Artist Conference

In 2012, Seanse Art Center carried out a project called “Teaching Artist Norway,” which would eventually become the first-ever International Teaching Artist Conference! Developed in close collaboration between Eric Booth (USA) and Center Leader of Seanse, Marit Ulvund, ITAC1 featured a practical-artistic focus and international perspective, immediately garnering an enthusiastic reception from colleagues across the world. Seanse Art Center is now one four ITAC Hubs and have a important role of the evolvement of what ITAC has become.