Call for Expression of Interest to Host

2021 IDEA General Council Meeting (GCM)

Dear Members of IDEA, 

The world has changed dramatically overnight. Our countries are all under the same concern: to recover the health of the world. Our Executive Committee and the General Meeting Committee join forces to create new ways of communication in order to sustain our aims and purposes despite the strong changes of our communities.

IDEA usually holds a General Council Meeting during Congresses. With the cancellation of IDEA2020 Congress, Beijing July 5-9, the scheduled General Council Meeting now cannot be held. Even though we are aware that it is very difficult to predict the future, we want to be optimistic and project ourselves into 2021, imagining that it will be a very important year to continue the process of transforming our new world with the arts in favour of education.

Therefore, IDEAS’s General Meeting Committee in conjunction with the Executive Committee, is seeking expressions of interest from member organisations who wish to host the 2021 General Council Meeting (GCM) in the first three months of 2021.

As host, the IDEA member will work with the General Meeting Committee to identify:

  • Dates that are mutually suitable
  • Location(s)
  • Budget for hosting the event
  • Partners to support the costs of hosting
  • Leader and team supporting hosting the event

Ideally, IDEA is looking for a face-to-face meeting where delegates physically attend and participate in the General Council Meeting. But, we recognise that times may make face-to-face difficult or impossible. IDEA will consider meeting using technology.

Finally, there should be some kind of local cultural programme to ensure that IDEA members are educated about the host's cultural and educational world, and that any seminars and workshop contributions are based on some contextual sensitivity and exchange. This is also a great opportunity for developing intercultural/international collaborations, relaxing, and building IDEA friendships.

Deadlines for Expressions of Interest: 

1 June 2020 (for consideration by Elected Officers Meeting June 2 2020). With meeting from January 1 2021.

IDEA requires a minimum of 6 months notice for the dates and location of the General Council Meeting.

Expressions of Interest are to be emailed to President, General Meeting Committee, Lilian Galvan with a copy to IDEA President Robin

We welcome all inquiries.

All the best

Liliana Galvan Oré 

President of the GMC

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