The fourth annual National Arts in Education Portal Day will take place on the 9th of November, 2019 at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) in partnership with ILAS and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. This event brings together members of the arts in education community from all across Ireland, to share, learn, talk, network, get inspired, and continue interrogating best practice in the field.
The day begins with a welcome from Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair for Children Youth and Civic Engagement, and Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and Dr. Katie Sweeney - National Director for the Integration of the Arts, Department of Education and Skills (DES). We also welcome guest speaker Professor Bill Lucus, director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester.
Jane Hayes, Creative Associate for the South-West region, will be representing Baboró and delivering a talk on 'Bridging the Communications Gap – Artist, Creative Institutes and our Schools'.
The full line-up is available to view here and features a broad array of practical workshops and skills-sharing as well as theoretical and critical thinking in the area from artists, teachers and practitioners from across the sector.
Tickets are for the event are fully booked but you can join the waitlist here.