Creative Cities’ international conference educates through art
The aim of the conference is to emphasise the importance of creativity in education, to formulate how it can increase one’s chances on the labour market and in business domain, and to find new ways of the system support of art education at the municipal and regional level. The programme of the conference features examples of successful practice from Helsinki, Amsterdam and Wales. Experiential workshops will provide practical demonstration of how art can improve the quality of learning. The international conference will take place on 25 September 2019 in the Old Town Hall in Prague.
In cities such as Helsinki, Amsterdam, Dublin, Cardiff or Jihlava, the collaboration of professional artists and teachers has had a positive impact on the quality of education. Various art forms included in the curriculum have motivated students to learn and helped develop their key competences. The change of atmosphere in schools has also increased teachers’ motivation and parents’ interest.
The following speakers will present their talks (to name a few): Marjo Kyllönen (Head of Education Development Services), Peggy Brandon (director at Mocca, an independent expert centre for cultural education) and Diane Hebb (Director of Engagement and Participation at Arts Council Wales).
9:00 – 9:30 – Registration
9:30-9:45 – Conference Opening
9:45 – 10:00 – Potential of Creativity in the Development of Prague; Vít Šimral, the City of Prague councillor for Education, Sport, Science and Business Support
10:00-10:40 – Role of Art in the Innovation of Education in Helsinky; Marjo Kyllönen, Head of Development Service Unit, Education, City of Helsinki
10:40-10:55 – coffee break
10:55 – 11:35 – Contribution of Art to the Development of Education in Wales; Diane Hebb, Director of Engagement and Participation at Arts Council Wales
11:35 – 12:15 – Why is Creative Education Important for the Culture Sector? Amsterdam Example; Peggy Brandon, director at Mocca, an independent expert centre for cultural education.
12:15-13:00 – lunch break
13:00-14:30 – Workshops – creative education live
14:30-15:00 – coffee break
15:00-16:45 – World café – working space for discussions about appropriate models of system support of art in education at the municipal and regional level (in the Czech Republic)
16:45-17:30 – Summary – outcomes of round-table discussions and summary of regulations for systematic development of art in education, facilitator: Paul Collard, director of Creativity, Culture and Education, UK
17:30 – 18:00 – informal networking
Source: Institut umění — Divadelní ústav