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  • 3 Jul 2022 10:34 PM | Anonymous

    The 2022 IDEA World Congress is starting this Monday, the 4th of July. The organizers of the Congress - FLISS and the University of Iceland, School of Education - are looking forward to welcoming those of you who are coming. 

    Sadly, we still face many obstacles in terms of worldwide travel and the exchange of knowledge, so some of you are not able to come due to Covid restrictions, the economic crisis, etc. 

    We are streaming part of the Congress program, so all of you around the world will be able to access some events via Zoom. 

    Events that will be offered online are: 

    The 2022 General Council Meeting of IDEA: 

    1st Session - 4th of July, 10-12 am UTC. Check your local time here

    2nd Session - 6th of July, 8-10 am UTCLocal time

    3rd Session - 6th of July, 5-7 pm UTCLocal time

    The 2022 GCM will be accessible by this link:

    Meeting ID: 868 6293 0345
    Passcode: 953430

    World Alliance for Arts Education and IDEA: “Arts Education in an Everchanging World”

    4th of July, 1-2:30 pm UTCLocal timeMore information

    Join the event via the following link:

    Meeting ID: 858 1878 6055
    Passcode: 884872 

    Keynote lectures - one per every day of the Congress

    Check the program here

    Join all the lectures via the following link:

    Meeting ID: 879 887 8115

    Special Interest Group

    Drama and theatre in Science, Technology and New Media - by Liliana Galván, PERÚ 

    The schedule for every SIG group is available on the Congress website. You can find more information about the SIG here and access the meeting via the following link:

    We're looking forward to seeing you, either in person or online. 

  • 16 Jun 2022 12:59 AM | Anonymous
    The sixth session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA webinar will take place on Saturday, 18th June at 10:30 am UTC on Zoom.

    The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future. 

    The featured guests of the upcoming session are Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong), the Co-Director of the 2007 IDEA World Congress in Hong Kong, and Tomas Leijen (The Netherlands), the current Co-Director of Projects and Concepts at IDEA. The session host is Sanja Krsmanović Tasić (Serbia), the IDEA President, while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matić (Serbia). 

    Mok Chiu Yu graduated from the University of Adelaide with a B.Ec. degree and completed his counseling training at the University of Keele. He has worked as a youth worker, newspaper editor, high school teacher, arts festival organizer and cultural worker since 1990. He was working in the field of arts and disability and became involved with people's theatre and Community Cultural Development.  He has extensive experience in cross-cultural collaborations in theatre. He has also been a keen promoter and proficient facilitator in various educational and community theatre methodologies. He was the Congress Director of IDEA 2007 in Hong Kong. He won the first-ever Drama Achievement Award presented by Hong Kong's Arts Development Council in 1999. He also has been an important person promoting performance art, SAORI weaving and arts therapies in Hong Kong.

    Tomas Leijen, born in 1996, is a dramaturg, teacher and theatre director for participatory theatre projects. In 2015 he received his diploma for Acting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After that, he did the program to become a theatre teacher at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Amsterdam University of the Arts), which he finished in 2020. He also followed the courses Community Art, Audience and Spectatorship and Theatre and Dance History at the University of Utrecht and an introductory course Cultural Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

    He now works as a dramaturg, giving dramaturgic advice at diverse places such as theatre companies and community centers. A lot of the projects Tomas works for as a dramaturg and/or director are interdisciplinary and search for co-creation and collaboration within and outside the ‘artistic’ field, his belief is that at these places new forms and inspiration can be found.

    Besides that, Tomas Leijen is the Director of Projects and Concepts at IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association), the fringe programme director for AfroVibes Performing Arts Festival and RIGHTABOUTNOW Inc. and he teaches at multiple art universities different courses such as Concept development, Theatre Theories and Reflexivity.

    Check the local time of the event here.

    Join the webinar directly on Zoom or follow us live via IDEA’s Facebook page.

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar, 18th June

    Time: Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM Universal Time UTC

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 847 3536 6662

    Passcode: 862112

  • 9 Jun 2022 1:38 AM | Anonymous

    Register now for one or more online workshops on the IDEA workshop day. We ask for a solidarity donation between 10 - 50€ (or US Dollars) whatever you can afford! You can register through the form below and you will receive information about how to donate through Email! (check your spam folder!)

    Register here: 

    The workshops are open for theater educators, pedagogues, teachers, students and all and anyone who is interested in methods of drama in education and collaborative working forms. 

    The online Workshops

    Mantle of the Expert Approach and Curriculum: “A Productive Tension”

    Dr. Zeki Özen

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 09:00-11:00 UTC (duration: 3 hours) 

    “I am not interested in conflict because conflict creates stagnation, but a productive tension takes you directly into the problem” Dorothy Heathcote

    Dorothy Heathcote's approaches, based on valuable experience, are in line with the aim of “raising people for the world.” There have been approaches that put people in the center. Heathcote, who does not hesitate to question the situations that exist in real life, has tried to ensure that students become sensitive, self-confident and responsive individuals in social contexts.

    Heathcote’s “The Mantle of the Expert" is a drama approach at the center of this workshop. Participants will learn through active participation in a theoretical and practical way. During this session, the participants will work to structure an institution by taking the role of an expert. They will try to collaboratively solve the problems faced by this institution with task-oriented studies (writing, drawing, design, etc.). At the end of the process, the participants will have a working knowledge about the philosophy and planning of Heathcote’s signature strategy.

    Poetry of Movement- workshop on devising in physical theatre, creative writing and dance

    Sanja Krsmanović Tasić

    Date/Time: Sunday, June 19, 16:00- 18:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)

    The session will start with different exercises for centering, breathing, being, being together even on Zoom, moving, experiencing and perceiving, traveling inside oneself, traveling through space, warming up the body. The workshop will focus on creating different materials from which a devised performance can be developed from the physical vocabulary of each individual. The participants will together pass through the process of creating physical scores, that could be later edited or montaged into scenes.

    The workshop is focused on interdisciplinarity between creative writing, physical theatre and dance, where the three fields influence, inspire, provoke and motivate each other.

    Based on techniques of Eastern European laboratory theatre, and the 20th Century masters of contemporary theatre and dance, varied martial art techniques, and also unique theatre/dance techniques developed by Sanja Krsmanović Tasić after 40 years of dedicated work in the realm of performing art and dance. She believes that work in the realm of performing art is a part of cleansing and "ecology of the soul,” as she calls her original methodology.

    The interactive workshop: How to create an interactive online experience

    Liliana Galvan

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 16:00 -18:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)

    Learning environments and communication have changed since the pandemics. Virtual experiences played an increasingly important role in educational programs. The need to become digitally literate in order to sustain a socio-emotional relationship despite distance became indispensable. In this context, this workshop proposes the use of various on-line applications for collaborative work. Participants will explore, enjoy and familiarize with collaborative tools to make on-line learning experiences cooperative, creative and inclusive. Each participant will be able to practice each tool individually or by groups, on a collective screen and on a personal one. The applications to be used will allow participants to explore their avatar, discover their communication style, and apply design thinking.

    Literacies, Drama and Justice for All

    Beth Murray

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 14:00-16:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)

    This interactive, practical session looks at the ways drama/theatre and literacies intersect. Literacies are plural. We communicate in many modes and ways that include reading and writing, but expand far beyond reading and writing, using bodies and voices and space and listening. Drama/theatre done well opens up literacy to be literacies. We will explore how and share ideas on assessing and advocating for drama as a vital part of literacies education. But not all drama/theatre done well strives for a better, more just and inclusive communication space. So we will also ask: What does literacy mean in your part of the world? What power does it hold? Who decides what “literate” means? Whose stories matter? Whose stories are silenced? Together, we will play, create, question, reflect and re-imagine the places drama/theatre has in literacies education, and the places it might have, from classroom to studio to community to policy.

    To find out more about the project you are supporting with your workshop fee/donation visit

  • 14 May 2022 11:38 PM | Anonymous

    25 May, 5 pm (UTC/GMT)

    Tintti Karppinen, Drama teacher, Chair of Honour in FIDEA, Finland

    in dialogue with Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, IDEA president

    Tintti Karppinen 

    Finladn - Finish Drama/Theatre Education Association 

    Drama teacher, specialized in socio drama, games and drama for peace education.

    Trainer of teachers and other professionals since 1975 in universities and institutes

    Workshops and presentations in over 35 countries.

    FIDEA Chair of Honour, President 1974-84 and still in EC.

    IDEA EC member 1995-98, Vice President 1998-2001, in GMC 2001-07 and AC 2007-13.

    IDEA Europe Coordinator since 2006.

    UNESCO and WAAE: representative of IDEA in Paris 1998 with InSEA and ISME presidents to start cooperation for Arts in Education. Presenter in congresses and regional seminars around the world to prepare Lisbon 2006 and WAAE.


    - Grozdanin Kikot 2010 (The International Prize for Contribution to the Development of Drama Education for 2009)

    - Life time Achievement Award in the field of Creative Drama in Education 2017

    - Lifelong Success Award for Establishing an Approach that Incorporates Creative Drama with Peace Education 2017

    Check you local time of the event here

    Join the webinar via the Zoom link below: 

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: WEBINAR WAAE Tintti Karppinen

    Time: May 25, 2022 07:00 PM Budapest

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 891 8294 6327

    Passcode: 933003

    Tintti Karppinen

  • 14 May 2022 11:23 PM | Anonymous

    The fifth session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA webinar will take place on Saturday, 21st May at 7:30 am UTC on Zoom.

    The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future. 

    The featured guests of the fourth session are Prof (Dr) Samuel Leong (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia) and Dr. Zeki Özen (Turkey). The session host is the IDEA President Sanja Krsmanović Tasić.

    Professor (Dr) Samuel Leong was the inaugural Director of Research at IDEA. He led a multifarious, interdisciplinary and international career for over 40 years spanning education, performance, health, media, technology, business and administration. He is co-founder of the UNESCO HK’s Glocal Peace Centre and former Director of the UNESCO Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education in Hong Kong. He has contributed to over 100 publications, including the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Educational Psychology, Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, Creative Arts in Education and Culture, Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education, Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research, and Changing Policy-making Process in Greater China.

    Zeki Özen was born in 1980. In 2033, he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. During his university education, he became interested in drama in education. He held various positions in the field of facilitation/training and social communities. Between 2004-2005, he worked as a volunteer worker in Mourne Grange Camphill Community with disabled people in an educational and living institution in Northern Ireland. In 2005, he completed the Drama Teaching Program run by the Turkish Contemporary Drama Association. Between 2005-2011, Zeki was a student at Ankara University Institute of Educational Sciences Creative Drama Master’s Program. During the same years, he was a board member at the Turkish Contemporary Drama Association. He worked as a drama teacher in different Private Schools during 2005-2010. Since 2010, Zeki has been working at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. In 2018, he completed his Ph.D. study at Ankara University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Fine Arts Education. He still continues to carry out studies as a research assistant at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. He still takes the responsibility of being a board member in Çağdaş Drama Derneği (Contemporary Drama Association) and IDEA. He is working as General Secretary of Contemporary Drama Association and also Director of Research of IDEA.

    Check the local time of the event here.

    You can join the webinar directly on Zoom or follow it via live stream on our Facebook page

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on 21st May

    Time: May 21, 2022 07:30 AM Universal Time UTC

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    Meeting ID: 827 3178 8129

    Passcode: 838843

  • 11 May 2022 2:35 AM | Anonymous

    International Arts Education Week is designated by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be May 23-29, 2022. The below information will help you promote the week to networks of arts/culture and education stakeholders. This year, the topic of the international week of arts education is PEACE! We wish to collect the voices of art educators to spread out during the celebrations of the International Arts Education Week during May 23-29, 2022. 

    Call For Action: Ring the Bells for Arts Education

    The Ring the Bells for Arts Education action will take place again, this time as a WAAE initiative. We ask you all to join us on Monday 23rd of May at noon, by ringing bells or sounding other instruments as a sign of support for arts education. It will be a 24-hour world action, as we pass the time zones at noon. We also ask you to record a short video, or take a photo of the action and post it on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn account, with the hashtags:

    #BellsForArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek #WAAE #IDEA #INSEA #ISME #WDA

    Ring the Bells for Arts Education, 12pm 23rd May

    Call For Contributions: WAAE Open HOUSE

    During the 2022 International Arts Education Week, the world Alliance of Arts Education will organize a series of webinars related to Arts Education and Peace. If you want to share your ideas and work with others, on the topic, you can send us a presentation for the Open House live session on the 26 May at 20.00h (CEST) or for the asynchronous presentations on the 27 May.

    Please fill out this form to send your presentation. 

    Save the DATES: WAAE Webinars

    23 May|

    Ring the Bells

    Opening Webinar: Arts Education for Peace

    24 May|

    Featured Film: Devaradiyaar in Sadir : The life and Art of Muthukannammal

    25 May|

    A Webinar with Tintti Karppinen from Finland, who dedicated her life to peace education through art education

    26 |27 May

    Open House

    28 May|

    Stories about the Alliance! A webinar with the founders of the World Alliance for Arts Education.

    29 May |

    Closing session/reflections …with WAAE leaders

    Check the times of the webinars HERE

    Register HERE to attend the webinars. 

    CALL FOR ACTION: MAP the Field! 

    Help us to map the field and the diversity of approaches to arts education: Make a mp4 one minute video about practices illustrating the contribution of arts education in the lives of children, youth and adults. WAAE will showcase it in a global scale through WAAE virtual space

  • 5 May 2022 5:36 AM | Anonymous

    Support the participants of the Young IDEA Lab 2022!

    The next project of Young IDEA that brings young theater-makers and educators together to devise a performance is happening from June 24- July 6 in Reykjavik!

    Young people from 7 different countries will take part, but not all have the means to support their travel costs, that's why we need you!

    With your donations, young theater-makers and educators from Togo, the Philippines and South America can travel to Iceland and experience a cross-cultural exchange, create a performance and make their voices heard through their art! 

    Please consider donating now under: 

    More information about the project

  • 5 May 2022 5:19 AM | Anonymous

    The 2022 IDEA General Council Meeting will take place during the Worldwide Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland from 4th-8th July. Registrations for the GCM are now open and IDEA members are encouraged to submit motions for the meeting. 

    Please, see the following documents in the attachments below:

    1. Invitation letter to the 2022 GCM and the preliminary agenda, written in English, French, Spanish and Chinese

    2. Registration forms in English, French, Chinese and Spanish - to be sent by 6th June 2022

    3. Forms for motions, one in English, French and Spanish and the other in Chinese - to be sent by 23rd May 2022

    4. GCM proxy form, in case you can't make it to Iceland and you wish for another member to represent you and vote in your name

    GCM 2022 Invitation Letter.docx

    REGISTRATION English.docx

    REGISTRO Asamblea general .docx

    REGISTRATION French.docx

    REGISTRATION, Chinese.docx

    2022 GCM Motions; English, French, Spanish.docx

    2022 GCM Motions, Chinese.docx

    2022 GCM Proxy vote.docx

  • 28 Apr 2022 4:52 AM | Anonymous

    Stop Ecocide, Start Good Living!

    Arrête l'écocide, commence le bon vivre!

    Pare el ecocidio, comience el buen vivir!

    Pare ecocídio, começa bem viver!

    The second session of the webinar series Stop Ecocide and Start Good Living! is taking place on Zoom on 7th May from 12pm to 2 pm UTC. Join us, invite your colleagues and let us all act together through art and education to save our world!

    Lire en français: Français_Arrête l'écocide, commence le bon vivre!

    Leer en español: Español_Pare el ecocidio, comience el buen vivir!

    Theatre Education to Stop Ecocide and Start Good Living!

    Theatre education in schools and communities enables us, students and teachers, to create, produce and perform the futures we envision. Can we each act, together, on time, to save our world?

    This series of three webinars places performance at the heart of South-North dialogues to achieve three aims in times of ecocide and climate collapse:

    ● To view an Amazon-German students-theatre project collaboration as an example, to see how we might work in the space between Ecocide and Good Living.

    ● To view a Global project collaboration and six communities in crisis to see how students' theatre projects in schools might act globally in our local place, between Ecocide and Good Living.

    ● To identify diverse strategies and develop plans for theatre education for Good Living through collaborative projects in and between different regions across the world.

    This webinar series, proposed by Joachim Reiss and Tonio Kempf (former and actual presidents of BVTS), has emerged from a long collaboration between Brazilian (ABRA) and German national associations of theatre educators and drama in school, inspired by Amazonian projects (coordinated by former IDEA President, Dan Baron Cohen).

    Webinar 1 - held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022

    Webinar 2 - Saturday, May 7th, from 12pm to 2pm UTC - Context and example of Global Multicultural Collaborative Project

    Webinar 3 - Saturday, June 4th, from 12pm to 2pm UTC

    After the end of each webinar, there will be an Open Space of 30 minutes where participants can continue the conversation in the chat if they wish. 

    Participation in the first webinar is not a condition for participation in the second one - everyone is welcome! 

    Check the local time of the event here and join the webinar via the Zoom link below.

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Stop Ecocide - Start Good Living! Webinar on 7th May 12pm UTC

    Time: 7th May 2022, 12pm - 2pm UTC

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 842 2590 6499

    Passcode: 376122

  • 27 Apr 2022 1:06 AM | Anonymous

    The fourth session of the webinar THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA will take place on Saturday, 30th April at 12 pm (noon) UTC on Zoom. Please, join us and invite your colleagues, so we can all together map the history and future of drama/theatre education through IDEA's story.

    The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future.

    The featured guests of the fourth session are Dan Baron Cohen and Andreea Jicman, while the session host is Zeki Ozen, IDEA Director of Research, and the technical host is Borisav Matic, the IDEA Administrator.

    Dan Baron Cohen is a community performance educator and eco-cultural activist of Welsh-Quebecois origin, who has lived in the Brazilian Amazon city of Marabá since 2008.

    In 1998, a visiting professorship at the University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, launched collaborations with landless, indigenous, trade-union and university communities across Brazil. He has dedicated the past 24 years to developing his Transformance pedagogy (transformation through performance) in collaboration networks in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe.

    Between 2001-2012, Dan contributed to the International Council of the World Social Forum. Between 1998-2004, he served as President of the GMC of IDEA and between 2004-2010, as President of the EC. In this capacity, Dan co-founded and chaired the World Alliance for Arts Education (2006-2010), collaborating with UNESCO.

    Today, Dan prioritizes his 12-year Rivers of Meeting project in the Afro-Indigenous village of Cabelo Seco, nurturing youth-led community cooperatives. These performance educators coordinate solar-energy, medicinal plant gardens, street libraries and cinemas, and workshop courses in their Community University of the Rivers, to nurture a paradigm of education based on ecopedagogies for sustainable community.

    Dan has published essays, poems, videos and the books: Theatre of Self-determination, Cultural Literacy, Harvest in Times of Drought, and the Rivers of Meeting Pedagogies.

    Andreea Jicman is an associate professor at UNATC „I.L. Caragiale” at the Center for Pedagogical and Didactic Training from February 2021. She is also collaborating with different private and public schools for theatre workshops.

    Over time, she has worked with people ranging in age from 3 years to adults, in contexts of non-formal or formal education, thus gaining experience in working with various groups. During the past few years, she was part of the coordination and implementation team of several activities (conferences, exploratory seminars, workshops) and educational projects implemented by the Theatre Pedagogy MA within the Acting Department of “I.L. Caragiale” UNATC.

    She graduated the BA in Communication (SNSPA) and the MA in Theater Pedagogy (UNATC). In February 2021 she presented her doctoral thesis entitled “The art of theatre for social inclusion”, an argument in favor of adapting and applying theatrical methods and techniques to facilitate an inclusive climate within the educational environment. The aim of her research interest is to identify concrete ways to use theatre for educational purposes and as a tool for cultural intervention.

    You can check the local time of the event here.

    You can follow the event via live stream on our Facebook or join directly the Zoom meeting.

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on 30th April

    Time: Apr 30, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 817 8624 1375

    Passcode: 139026

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