Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • Theme 1: Arts Education
  • Theme 2: Arts Theory and History
  • Theme 3: New Media, Technology and the Arts
  • Theme 4: The Arts in Social, Political, and Community Life
  • 2019 Special Focus—Art as Communication: The Impact of Art as a Catalyst for Social Change

Conference Co-Chairs

Cátia Rijo

Cátia Rijo

Founder, DesignLab4U; Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Helena Grácio

Helena Grácio

President, Crafts2Design Cultural Association; Invited Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Plenary Speakers

The Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro

Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal; Integrated Researcher, Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Invited Researcher, Center for Research in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Delfim Sardo

Delfim Sardo

Professor, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Hugo Martinez de Seabra

Hugo Martinez de Seabra

Project Manager, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Social Cohesion and Integration Programme, Lisbon, Portugal

Makeba Lewis

Makeba Lewis

International Academic, Chelsea, Camberwell, and Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK

Susana Gomes da Silva

Susana Gomes da Silva

Education Officer, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Conference Partner

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