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.
Information and registration for the digital part of ITAC6

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. For those already attending ITAC6 in Oslo you are giving access to the digital part for free.

DIGITAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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

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 Professor Peter O’Connor, at the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation, The University of Auckland.

"Every morning Marley buried her face in her dream cloth. She could smell Noni’s chocolate cake, hear the sound of rain on the roof, feel her mum’s warm hand in hers when crossing the road. Early one morning the world changed and her dream cloth tore …”

A creative workshop addressing the role of teaching artists in times of crisis. Using dance, music and the visual arts, the whole congregation will work together to help Marley get her dreams and wishes back. In these days of never ending crises, this might be the vital gift teaching artists give the world.

Seanse

DNA? AND?

DNA? AND? is Oslo-based, and has existed since 2013, with frequent workshops and gigging. They have played at the All Ears- and Blow Out festivals in Oslo, Sonic Protest in Paris and Le Guess Who in Utrecht, and have collaborated with legendary musicians like NU Unruh (Einstürtzende Neubauten), Hans Magnus Ryan (Motorpsycho) and Hamid Drake (Herbie Hancock).
DNA? AND? lets people meet through music across borders of normalities, contributes to tear down the walls between those who have- and those who lack disabilities, and make everyone understand that not only can the youngsters learn something from us. We can also learn from them.

Hildegunn Øiseth

Hildegunn Øiseth

Hildegunn Øiseth plays on the horn that never runs dry, distinct and with a personal gusto that makes both untested and classic refrains quiver like new creations. After many years of traveling with her horn as companion in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, she returns home and allows the trumpet to sound playfully liberated. Surely a new wellspring in the cosmopolitan landscape of music.

Umbrella Lincoln Education Center ITAC7

BIG UMBRELLA: Expanding Arts Experiences with and for Neurodiverse Audiences

by Lincoln Center Eduaction

Lincoln Center's Big Umbrella creates spaces that are radically welcoming and socially inclusive for neurodiverse artists, teaching artists, families and kids. This interactive workshop and presentation will highlight choice-making, multi-modal content and facilitator flexibility while opening a dialogue about considerations and questions when developing programming for neurodiverse audiences.

Dance Movement Project - KACES ITAC6

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.)

With moderator Suh Jeehye and performers; Bae Hyo Sub, Kim Kun Joong, Gong Ji Sue & Lee Hyeon Seok

Lørenskog Skolekorps

Lørenskog School Band

Lørenskog Marching Band belongs to all primary schools in Lørenskog municipality. The corps consists of approx. 120 musicians aged 8 - 19 divided into four units according to age. The corps focuses on community with acceptance, diversity and integration across gender, age, level, background and identity. In June the band took part in the flag raising of the Pride flag at the Storting which was an important marking both historically and for the corps as a whole. The band has a conducting team of five members who work closely together across units, age and level. This is part of the educational common thread for the community, both socially and musically.

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

Øyonn Groven Myhren

Øyonn Groven Myhren

Øyonn Groven Myhren is a composer and leading Norwegian Folk musician. She is known for her kveding, a Norwegian Folk vocal tradition, and plays the harp and seljefløte (Norwegian willow flute). Øyonn maintains a versatile repertoire of folk and medieval music, with ballads as specialty. Singing in both regular and folk music scales, her voice is remarkable and pure. 

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

Excursions Oslo

National Museeum
National Museeum Tour A

National Museeum TOUR A:
Urskogen Silva

During the visit, the pupils will see works of art in the collection and experience how the images can be a starting point for conversations and thoughts about nature and nature conservation.

In the primeval forest Silva, students are invited into a universe that opens up curiosity about both art and nature. Silva means forest in Latin. In science, all plants, animals and organisms have both Norwegian and Latin names.

Loss of biodiversity among the biggest environmental threats in the world, but what can we do to take care of life on earth? During the museum visit, the students get to experience how artists and researchers have worked with the forest as a theme and motif throughout the ages. The magical story starts in the exhibition with the art of painting and continues in the primeval forest Silva, the digital workshop. The children join in a story where they help save the primeval forest.

National Museeum
Den angrende Maria Magdalena» ITAC6 Seanse

National Museeum TOUR B: - Man in and through art

How has man been portrayed in art throughout the ages?

In "People in and through art" we take a closer look at artistic representations of gender and the body, and how ideals and norms have changed. The aim is to create reflection around visual expression, identity and the diversity of the human body, where we together challenge stereotypes.

The program starts in the exhibition with a journey from antiquity to the present day. You will hear about the artists behind the works and the time they lived in. Then we go to the workshop and make collages based on the various works of art we have seen. We end with a conversation.

Tøyen Orchestra
Tøyen Orkester

TOUR: Project Tøyen Orchestra

Tøyen orchestra is a unique colorful multicultural orchestra that works closely with Tøyen School and Oslo School of the Arts. Under the motto: "All children have the right to learn to play one instrument", the orchestra constantly reaches new heights, and has become an important source of unity, friendship, learning, community and joy in the Old Oslo district. Which is an area with a lot of child poverty, unemployment, social distress and municipal apartments

The orchestra has its origins in Tøyen school's music and culture program The orchestra was established in 2018, and counts about 80 members divided into three different orchestras, based on age and level. Since 2009, Tøyen School has had an area of ​​focus on music. All students from grade 3th – 7th receive training in groups on an orchestral instrument in the ordinary music lessons.

X-Ray Youth Culture Center
X-Ray Youth Culture Center ITAC6

TOUR: X-Ray Youth Culture Center

For over 25 years, X-Ray Youth Culture Center has given most young people in Oslo and the surrounding area the opportunity to discover, take care of and develop their resources in dance, music, film and multimedia. By taking responsibility for the operation and contents of the house themselves, the young people have learned to take responsibility, find out and express their situation, their opinions and their commitment. X-Ray's value base ensures that young people gain power over their own situation, master new situations and build self-confidence, self-respect and respect for others. Empowerment, inclusion, multiculturalism and human rights are core values in the business. With the help of pedagogical, socio-pedagogical and artistic tools, a wide range of young people discover the feeling of community and developing efforts, which help the individual to handle and manage the process we all go through - from being a child and youth to becoming an adult.

KULTURTANKEN

TOUR: KULTURTANKEN

Info is coming

Kloden
Kloden ITAC6

TOUR: Kloden Theatre

- Performing arts in urban and artistic development. Kloden Theatre is one of Norways’ newest performing art institutions focusing on the young audience. The theatre is located in the middle Oslos biggest city development project, Hovinbyen - which today is an industry area outside the city center. In only a few years it is predicted that Hovinbyen will house up to 100 000 people and offer the same total amount of jobs and vacancies.

How can a theatre institution be a resource in positive social change in a new neighborhood? How can artists and the young audience together create spaces to live and stay? How can art be a common third place for inhabitants with different social and cultural backgrounds in the area? The theatre has great ambitions and will be a unique place for artistic development with national and international projects in the field of performing arts for the young audience.

The tour will guide you the new main street of the area Kabelgata, where you will get to visit the current Pilot scene and get insight into the plans for the main theater house that will open in 2025. You will also get to meet an artist who works with creating performing arts in public space before we end up at Tårnet Kulturarena, one of Oslos tallest buildings with an amazing view of the city, fjord and forests.

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.

Francine

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.

Jeff Poulin

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.

Jeff Tan

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

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.

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Paralell Sessions

Press here to view all the paralell sessions for ITAC6.

Registration for the different sessions will be open Thursday 18th of August!

Program Schedule

Thursday 1. September 2022

09:00 - 10:00

Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea

10:00 - 11:15

Opening ITAC6
  • WELCOME CEREMONY
  • Musical Call with Hildegunn Øiseth
  • Welcome to presenters and delegates from 35 countries
  • Opening Speech with special guest
  • Performance
  • ITAC Hosts - greetings from Oslo 2012 to Seoul 2020
  • Info from Seanse Team
  • Musical Call to Action with Hildegunn Øiseth

11:15 - 11:30

Short break

11:30 - 12:30

Art as a Catalyst for Change

Eric Booth’s Inaugural Keynote

12:30 - 12:45

ITAC Collaborative Projects

ITAC IMPACT: Climate, activating communities in response to the climate crisis with Raz Salvarita

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

Lunch and Poster Conversations in the Marble Hall


13:30 - 14:15

Teaspoon of Light

Led by Peter O’Connor, Centre for Arts and Social Transformation at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

14:30 - 18:00

Parallel Sessions

Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations and papers in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

20:00 - 00:00

Welcome Reception

We welcome all delegates and presenters for a joint dinner

Friday 2. September 2022

08:15 - 10:00

Morning Coffee/Tea & Collective Groups

09:15 - 11:35

Parallel Sessions

Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations and papers in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

11:35 - 12:00

Break

12.00 - 14:30

Excursions in Oslo
  • National Museeum: Urskogen Silva
  • National Museeum: Man in and through art
  • Project Tøyen Orchestra
  • X-Ray Youth Culture Center
  • Kulturtanken
  • Kloden

Packed Lunches will be provided, so remember to take one with.

14.30 - 15:00

Coffee & tea

15:00 - 15:15

Performance: DNA? AND?

Norwegian Neurodivergent Music Group

15.15 - 16:15

BIG UMBRELLA

Expanding Arts experiences with and for Neurodiverse Audiences by Lincoln Center Education w/Jean E Taylor, Heather Bryce, Jackson Tucker-Meyer, and Rebecca Podsednik.

16:15 - 16:30

Short break

and Poster Conversations in the Marble Hall

16.30 - 17:15

ITAC Collaborative Projects
  • Teaching Artists Asia Project, building a community of practice working for & with the disability community with Jeffrey Tan (Singapore)

  • ITAC Innovator Cohort 2022, approaches to international Teaching Artist resource & community building with Peter Atsu Adaletey (Ghana), Becky Baumwoll (USA), Jeff Mather (USA), Sudebi Thakurata (India), Yvonne Wyroslawska (UK).

Open evening and potential dinners groups in Oslo
Saturday 3. September 2022

08.15 - 09:00

Morning Coffee/Tea & Collective Groups

09:00 - 09:10

Morning song inspiration & participation

09.10 - 10:00

Dance Movement Project

Keynote Speech & online workshop from Seoul on development and implementation of dance education with moderator Suh Jeehye and
performers; Bae Hyo Sub, Kim Kun Joong, Gong Ji Sue & Lee Hyeon Seok

10.15 - 110

ITAC Collaborative Projects
  • SOS, School of the (Im)possible, using play and imagination to create social change - Francine Kliemann, Plato Cultural
  • The Young and Emerging Leaders Forum (YELF), cultivating youth leadership in Teaching Artistry - Jeff Poulin
  • EDEN Engagement, embedding Teaching Artistry and social impact in classical arts' touring models

11.00 - 11:15

Short break

11.15 - 13:05

Parallel Sessions

Workshops, panel discussions, co-creations and papers in own rooms.

Full Program TBA

13.05 - 13:45

Lunch

Lunch and Poster Conversations in the Marble Hall

Saturday 3. September 2022

13.15 - 14:15

Preparing for Performance "All this and More"

Performing group & ITAC6 volunteers

14.15 - 15.15

ALL THIS AND MORE

Joint performance in Oslo ending in front of the Parliament Building Performance Intervention with selected partners and voulnteer Conference Delegates, directed by Simon Sharkey and produced by Seanse Art Center

17:00 - 17:15

Lørenskog School Band

Musical performance led by Ante Skaug

17:15 - 17:35

ALL THIS AND MORE - Talk

Performance footage and reflection with Simon Sharkey, Kristian Glomnes (Seanse Art Center), Henriette Blakstad and Claudia Laucel

17.35 - 18:20

Closing Plenary

What initiated the ITAC Conferences and Maintained Our World-Wide Network in Participatory Arts, and Was is Needed the Future?
From Oslo 2012 - Brisbane 2014 - Edinburgh 2016 - New York 2018 - Seoul 2020 and Oslo 2022!

Panel conversation and closing plenary led by Madeleine McQuirk

Ceremonial Handover to ITAC7 Hosts and Artistic Closing!


18:20 - 18:30

Short Break

17.35 - 18:20

Thank you and Farewell

Hand over from ITAC6 Team to the ITAC7 organizer in New Zealand!

19.00 – 21.00

Farewell dinner

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:

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.

Transportation

From/to airport

It is simple to get from Oslo Airport to the city centre – and there are many options: the airport is served by buses, taxis, local trains and express trains. Getting from the airport (OSL/Gardermoen) to the city center we recomend taking the train. There are two different trains going to the city center:

Buying a ticket through Ruter also gives you access to the tram/buss when arriving the city center. A singel ticket from Ruter last 2 hours so it will get you closer to the hotel if needed without extra charges. Some of the local trains also stops at The National Theatre which is closer to the venue and the reccomended hotels.

Getting around Oslo

Oslo city center is a relative smal so most of the attractions is walking distances. If you prefere public transport we reccomend buying a singel or 24hour ticket through Ruter. This gives you access to the freely use busses,trams, trains and boats. Download the Ruter app to have the route- planner in your hand.

Kollektivtransport

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

If you are unable to attend ITAC6, please have alook at our digital ITAC6

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. More information by following this link

DIGITAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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.