International ITAP Conference  2023

Sustainable models of Teacher - Artist Partnerships (TAP) in 21st century Education: 
communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity

Athens, Greece, Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July 2023 (site specific event)




’We must present ourselves as open to connecting and working together. We model how a healthy society should work and the arts are certainly a celebration of that.’’

(Participant in I-TAP-PD pilot training programme)

This Conference will explore the endless possibilities of Teacher- Artist Partnerships in fostering essential soft skills for the 21st century education: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

It is the final event of the 3-year Erasmus+ “International Teacher - Artist Partnership (I-TAP-PD)” project, which focused on enabling teachers and artists to develop their understanding, expertise and creativity of ‘arts-in-education’ practices, in equal partnerships with one another and with students and young people, in education, community and arts settings. The project offered a unique opportunity for teachers and artists to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships in supporting professional and personal development.

The 3-day Conference will bring together peer educators and artists from all over Europe, so don’t miss out on sharing knowledge and experience with others in the field!

We invite teachers, artists, practitioners, researchers and professionals with special interest and/or practice in Teacher -Artist Partnership models to share good practices, research, ideas, and experiences in formal and non-formal educational contexts.

You will be able to

  • attend keynote speeches, plenary sessions and a Special Interest Group (SIG) of your choice
  • participate in practical workshops
  • network with international peers from various creative disciplines, and explore future collaborations
  • attend a reception event on Friday evening
  • enjoy a site-specific walking event on Sunday morning.

Keynote speaker: Dr Dorothy Morrissey, Lecturer in Drama Education, Mary Immaculate College (MIC), University of Limerick

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

  • SIG1: Collaborative models of Teacher- Artist Partnerships (TAP): Case studies of good practices
  • SIG2: Educational policies in Arts Education
  • SIG3: Research on Teacher - Artist Partnerships
  • SIG4: Arts, creativity and the brain. 

Conference Language: English

Participation in the Conference is free. Delegates have to take care of their accommodation and travel expenses.

Detailed information about the timetable, the speakers, the SIGs commentators and the workshops will be announced shortly.

Applications here: from 24rd May 2023.

Organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network - TENet-Gr (Greece), in co-operation with I-TAP-PD partners:

The Education Centre Tralee (Ireland)Stichting Kopa (The Netherlands) and

Center for Drama in Education and Art - CEDEUM (Serbia)

The Conference is hosted at Serafio City of Athens (Echelidon 19 & Pireos 144)

ERASMUS+ Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them