Arts Education for everybody?


October, 28th to November 1st in 2019 // Frankurt am Main (Germany) 

Frankfurt Declaration for arts education November 2019
Frankfurt Declaration WAAE Nov 19.pdf
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International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), International Society of Education through Art (InSEA),  International Society for Music Education (ISME) and World Dance Alliance (WDA) have joined together to create the World Alliance for Arts Education – a powerful voice for advocacy, networking and research.


International Drama/Theatre and Education Association


International Society for Education through Art


International Society for Music Education


World Dance Alliance

International Conference WAAE 2019



BVTS (National Association for Theatre In Schools, Germany)
In cooperation with Frankfurt City council, “Schultheater-Studio Frankfurt”, German associations for arts education, Deutscher Kulturrat,...



2019, October, 28th , 04.00 PM until November 1st , 01.00 PM

Registration starts at 01.00 PM on Monday, Oct. 28th



Hotels and conference-venues are close to “Museums-Ufer” Frankfurt-Main-City-centre and –Sachsenhausen, and in institutions/schools for musical, fine arts, dance and theatre education. 



Conference-fee: 300,00 € (including accomodation)

One-Day-Prizes for part-time-participants without accomodation: 

Mo / Fr -   15 €  p.P. 

Tu / Wed / Thu  -   25 €  p.P. 

Registration please via form or e-mail. 

Payment cash in the conference. 



World Alliance for Arts Education International Conference 2019
General Information about the conference in Frankfurt/ Germany (October, 28th until November 1st)
WAAE Internat Conferene Info 9 19.pdf
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WAAE press announcement 2019 (german)
WAAE Internat Konf Pressemitteilung 11 1
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What’s happened since Lisbon Road Map 2006 and Seoul Agenda 2010? - Evaluation and Planning a way forward

WAAE has discussed important Arts Education issues in annual international summits since 2006. In March 2019 the WAAE will meet in Egypt and initiate future planning, this meeting will be followed by a conference in Frankfurt, where WAAE will review UNESCO Arts education policies and chart a plan for the next 5 years of action.


IDEA, InSEA, ISME and WDA invite all experts and representatives of their associations from all parts of the world and UNESCO to an international conference in Frankfurt/M, Germany, on October, 28th to November 1st in 2019.


UNESCO stated clearly at the World Arts Education conference in Seoul 2010 the need to: “Enact policies and deploy resources to ensure sustainable access to:


  • comprehensive studies in all arts fields for students at all levels of schooling as part of a broad and holistic education,
  • out of school experiences in all arts fields for a diversity of learners in communities,
  • interdisciplinary arts experiences including digital and other emerging art forms both in school and out of school. ”  (Goals for development of Arts Education, Seoul, 2010) 


What has happened since 2010 in diverse formal education systems worldwide? Has there been any progress in approaching aspirations of the Seoul Agenda?


In Frankfurt we aim to focus on evaluating the situation of Arts Education in formal education (Schools) -  quantity, quality, accessibility, models for arts cooperation etc.. We invite researchers and experts from national arts education associations to contribute to  the evaluation of diverse ‘real situations’, judge them and discuss strategic planning with UNESCO experts about next steps and aims for the next decade of arts education policy. 

"Seoul Agenda" Goals for the Development of Arts Education
The major outcome of UNESCO’s Second World Conference on Arts Education 2010
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