Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts is Monday 30th October 2023, options to present online or in person

Time, as a complex social phenomenon, shapes our relationship with learning and art education is not immune to its influence (Alhadeff-Jones, 2017). We might consider timetables and curriculum allocations as constraints on the fluidity of creative practice, yet we can also acknowledge the importance of time to artistic processes, the development of skill and to our understanding of the past, present and future. Art can enable us to resist the usual conformity of education to institutional time and to realise alternative moments through making (Thomson et al, 2021).

Contemporary practices demand that we take account of past times, to reflect on archaic and outmoded practices re-making associations that are ‘out of time’. In this moment, the climate crisis brings a sense that time is finite. However, our teaching practices can be reinvigorated by engaging with differing conceptions of time that stem from indigenous cultures such as cyclical and/or deep time.  

This call asks you to respond by taking time to consider the following questions and to propose your own:

  • In what ways can art education enable us to realise our relationship with time?
  • How does art enable us to question the relationship between time and education?
  • How do art educators manage conflicts between individual and institutional time (Alhadeff-Jones, 2017)?


Call for papers:

We invite abstracts of 200 words (max) that explore this theme. 

Find out more about the theme and submit your abstract here

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 30th October 2023