The Next Chapter - Artist Teacher in Adult Community Learning Conference

The second A-T in ACL conference will take place online in March 2023 and is intended as a space to bring together artist-teachers working in the sector to share good practices, research, ideas, and experiences.

The conference will build on the success of the 1st A-T in ACL conference and our aim to build a community for artist-teacher working in ACL. The conference will include a keynote address, participant contributions, and interactive art activities.

This conference welcomes contributions from artist-teachers in ACL at all stages of their careers, on their experience of being an artist-teacher in ACL. The conference accepts contributions in several forms including, but not limited to paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and arts-based research.


Call for papers is now open

Theme: The Next Chapter 

Sub themes:

  • What has happened between the last artist-teacher conference and now?
  • What is next for you as an artist-teacher?
  • What is next for art in adult community learning? 


Abstract deadline: Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Find out more and submit your abstract here


Conference Registration

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Key Dates:

Abstract deadline: Tuesday 23rd January, 2024

Notification deadline: Friday 23rd February, 2024

Conference date: Saturday 23rd March, 2024

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ATACL24


10am–10.10amStart and welcome
10.10am–10.50amKeynote speaker
11am–12.20amParallel sessions
12.20–12.50pmOfsted talk
12.50–1.20pmResearch and development talk
1.50pm–3.10pmParallel sessions
3.10pm–3.40pmCreative workshop