InSEA Advocacy BLOG 

InSEA Advocacy Documents


Lisbon letter , 17-11-2015

Letter from InSEA to the European Parliament


InSEA Response to 2016 Education Report Consultation (04-02-2014)

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These letters endorse the standpoints of  arts teachers who share a commitment to include the arts as a vital part of all education reforms.

Letter supporting the  proposal for  art education in Chilean  schools from Agrupación Nacional de Directores de Escuelas Artísticas de Chile (ANDEA). InSEA, August 2014.

Letter supporting visual arts in Croatian schools . InSEA, August, 2014.

Letter from InSEA to the English  Education Secretary , November 2014


Joint Advocacy Papers

Joint Declaration of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) dated March 6, 2006.


InSEA Lectures 

Josip Roca . Edwin Ziegfeld  lecture at the 34th InSEA world congress, Melbourne,July 2014

John Steers. Herbert Read Lecture , 32th InSEA world congress,  Budapest 2011


InSEA Surveys:  

In 2012, a group of art education researchers spearheaded an international survey of art educators. InSEA would like to thank Melody Milbrandt, Teresa Eca, Kevin Hsieh and Ryan Shin for their commitment to art education and InSEA. This report begins to help us understand how art educators perceive art education in their countries and around the world. Should you wish to contact the researchers feel free to contact Melody Milbrandt




Advocacy Papers From InSEA Affilliates:


SEE WHITE PAPER FROM NIGERIA: Nurturing Creativity in Every Child: the Role of Art by Prince Olusegun Michael, Adeniyi


Carta de Buenos Aires. CONSEJO LATINOAMERICANO DE EDUCACION POR EL ARTE:  “QUÉ ARTE PARA QUÉ EDUCACIÓN”. Conclusions of the CLEA congress in Buenos Aires, August 2014  ( Spanish language)


Conclusiones del Congreso Iberoamericano de Educación Artística; Sentidos Transibéricos, Beja, Portugal 2008  (In Spanish;  In Portuguese )


Survival Kit  : Developed by C3 group .  Presented in the InSEA Lisbon Congress, July 2015. Please download and use it for your best convenience. With the support of  ‘Liter21, grupo de investigación de la Universidade de Santiago de Compostela’

Survival Kit – Weeds: Developed by Ana Angelica Albano ( Brazil) . Presented in USSEA Congress , july 2015.


Articles and News Stories:

Ask Yo-Yo Ma about Arts Education, streamed live on April 9, 2013 (Video)

Power of Art: Can painting improve your grades?, BBC News, Mar. 25, 2013 (Video)

STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Econom, Huffington Post (Arts & Culture), Nov. 13, 2012

Britain’s creative edge is at risk: Arts are vital to the UK economy. To downgrade their status in schools shows a dangerous lack of imagination, Nicholas Serota, The Guardian, Nov. 2, 2012

Tate chief Nicholas Serota: Keep arts in school, The Independent, Sept. 27, 2012

‘Keep arts at heart of curriculum’ says Nicholas Serota, BBC news, Sept 27, 2012

School rules: the 10 elements of successful arts education, The Guardian, Apr. 30, 2012

Upitis, R. (2011). Arts education for the development of the whole child. Toronto: Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

Bodilly, S., & Augustine, C. with Zakaras, L. (2008). Revitalizing Arts Education Through Community-Wide Coordination. RAND Corporation.

Mendels, P. (2008). From Hip-Hop to Shakespeare: Dallas Blazes “Coordinated” Trail in Arts Education for City Young People. The Wallace Foundation.

Zakaras, L. & Lowell, J. (2008). Cultivating Demand for the Arts: Arts Learning, Arts Engagement, and State Arts Policy, RAND Corporation.

McCarthy, K., Ondaatje, E., Zakaras, L, & Brooks, A. (2005). Gifts of the Muse – Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts. RAND Corporation.