International Exchange
KACES expands the value of arts and culture education at the international level through networking and explores visions and prospects for arts education by sharing knowledge and experiences through global partnerships.

International Networking

As a member of UNESCO UNITWIN and the UNESCO Network of Arts Education Observatories in the Asia Pacific Region, KACES is actively participating in international networks to pursue research and other collaborative efforts.
As a leading organization in arts advocacy, KACES will host the fifth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) and the UNESCO-UNITWIN conference, while continuing to galvanize arts organizations, researchers, current and aspiring leaders, and individual practitioners from around the world.


  • ITAC
    The International Teaching Artist Conference(ITAC) brings together hundreds of attendees including artists, organizations, funders and researchers. While the term “teaching artist” is used in the title, the conference is inclusive and serves all artists who work in educational and community settings, whatever terms they use to describe their roles. The conference is also dedicated to serving those who work with those artists in various capacities, as administrators, advocates, trainers, researchers, funders and partners.

    An ITAC conference includes many sessions—ITAC4 included 173 speakers and presenters, 80 sessions exploring key issues relating to participatory arts practice, and a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, curated conversations, practical workshops, round-table discussions, and poster sessions. 305 Delegates came from 28 countries around the world to explore the best thinking and practice in participatory arts /teaching artistry informed by projects, practice and research in the field.


    History of ITAC

    • ITAC5

      • Boundaries into Pathways (TBD)
        • Country : Korea, Seoul
        • Date : TBD
    • ITAC4

      • Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility, and Impact of Artist in Global Communities
        • Country : USA, New York
        • Date : 2018 9.13~15
    • ITAC3

      • Best, Next and Radical Practices in Participatory Arts
        • Country : Scotland, Edinburgh
        • Date : 2016 8.3~5
    • ITAC2

      • “Teaching Artists & Major Arts Organizations, Teaching Artists & Community Engagement, and Teaching Artists & the Digital Future”
        • Country : Australia, Brisbane
        • Date : 2014 7.1~3
    • ITAC1

      • “What are the core elements of teaching artistry as it appears in its various expressions and uses in cultures around the world?”
        • Country : Norway, Oslo
        • Date : 2012 8.29~31
  • UNITWIN
    The UNITWIN Programme <Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development> is an Arts Education Research Think Tank. It brings together arts education researchers from various universities and institutions all around the world. Our goal is to promote high quality international research in arts education with the focus on questions of diversity and sustainable development. UNITWIN is a forum for the dissemination of research, the promotion of debates around quality research and the showcasing of exemplary practices. In the network we establish collaborative research projects linked with UNESCO’s goal of Sustainable Development and with regard to the question of the implementation of UNESCO’s <Seoul Agenda: Goals for the development of arts education.


    History of UNITWIN

    • 2020. 5

      • Korea, Seoul TBD
    • 2019. 10.

      • Canada, Winnipeg TBD
    • 2018. 5

      • Germany, Nuremberg "Aesthetics of Transformation: Arts Education Research and the Challenge of Cultural Sustainability"
    • 2017. 4

      • Singapore "International Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Arts Education"
  • CYD
    Building on the 2017 convening in Boston, the Advisory Group will begin to craft a shared language for CYD around the world, as well as build regional networks and collaborations that will support and inform the work. This work will identify the foundations upon which the global field can stand, connect, and grow together. Brought together to cultivate a global exchange around Creative Youth Development and similar practices on every continent, the advisory group will develop the concepts and key topics to inform the World Summit on Creative Youth Development in 2020.


    History of CYD

  • AHAP(UNESCO Network of Arts Education OBSERVATORIES in Asia – Pacific region)
    The network was established by UNESCO Bangkok to exchange up–to-date policy & research data in the Asia-Pacific region. KACES has supported various network project, and managed APAH website, since signing an MoU with UNESCO Bangkok. Currently, we are cooperating to facilitate the network, and putting their efforts to enhance the member & quaility of project.


    History of AHAP