Sunday 28th June

Visual Arts - what value? What is the value of art, craft and design education in a post Covid-19 future?

What role can our subject play and how can art, craft and design educators rise to the challenges we are facing? How will we define ‘Cultural capital’?  Emily Haworth Booth, Dr Rachel Payne, Toby Parkin, Sarah Phillips and Emily Gopaul explore these themes.


Session 1 by webinar 11-11.45am

My Intention – An Artist’s Story with Emily Haworth-Booth, artist, illustrator and environmental activist

Emily tells the story of her development as an artist, finding her purpose through her practice. A visual delight, inspiring and thought provoking. Emily raises questions about the influence of art education on our development as artists, as people and as citizens.

Members get More! Priority booking with 50% discount for a CPD session led by Emily Haworth Booth in September for NSEAD members

This is an open session. 

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Session 2 by webinar 1-2pm

Keynote presentation by NSEAD President Dr Rachel Payne  - Is Education as we know it dead? 

An examination of the commodification of knowledge in our education system: Who values what, why and what are the implications for society? Rachel invites us to re-imagine art education in a post Covid-19 world.

Members get More! Full transcript of Rachel's presentation will be available to members.

This is an open session – Register here:


Non Members

Image: Learn, Relearn, Unlearn, Rachel Payne

Session 3 by webinar 3-4pm 

What is the place of cultural and the visual arts?  -  perspectives on cultural capital

Presentations and panel discussion exploring this vital question. With Sarah Phillips, Art History teacher and consultant; Toby Parkin, Head of Learning, Turner Contemporary and Emily Gopaul, Primary Education consultant, chaired by Susan Coles, Art education consultant and NSEAD past president.

Members Get More: priority booking and 50% discount on primary and secondary cultural capital CPD sessions in September for NSEAD members

This is an open session. 

Register here


Please note: Bookings are now closed for all events. 

We hope all participants enjoy the presentation, panels and discussions. Our aim is to be an accessible organisation, to build conversations to be learned and learning and we hope that by taking our national conference online, it will help and not hinder debate.We will also share a feedback survey with participants next week – please look out for this. Every attempt will be made to make the event accessible to many but we know that technology is not always reliable –  with regret we cannot take any responsibility for any network or software outages. We very much hope that if you have booked a ticket you are able to attend and you enjoy taking part – we look forward to seeing you there. 


Image: © Emly Haworth-Booth