The International Teaching Artists Collaborative became a year round organisation in 2018, as a result of the appetite created by ITAC’s previous biennial international conferences. We are the first international network created by and for teaching artists, and Artists who work in participatory settings, to develop their practice, create connections and develop our field.
The first of our groundbreaking ITAC Conferences took place in Norway in 2012, instigated by Marit Ulvund through Seanse Art Center and involving Eric Booth. Following its success and the needs expressed by the teaching artist delegates, the organisers made a commitment to hold a biennial international conference focussing on the work of teaching artists. The second ITAC was held in Brisbane in 2014, the third in Edinburgh in 2016 and the fourth in New York in 2018. The biennial events aim to be a dynamic platform for:
– sharing practice, learning and research in the field of participatory arts
– showcasing best and next practice for the host and visiting nations
– generating new connections and building a palpable energy towards an international community.