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

Helena Grácio

Helena Grácio

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

Cátia Rijo

Cátia Rijo

Founder, DesignLab4U; Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Lisbon Polytechnic, 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 Cruzeiro

Cristina 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

Conference Partner

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