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9th International Art in Early Childhood Conference: ‘Nature and Nurture’

The conference theme of nature & nurture concerns sustainability from ecological and social angles in art education for children aged 0-7 years. We welcome papers and workshops that address considerations of nature or nurture…or indeed both!

Event details

Nature: How can art connect young children to the natural world?

Sample topics…

  • Observing nature
  • Making art with natural materials
  • Outdoor (e.g., Forest School) art projects
  • Caring for the natural world through art


Nurture: How can art connect young children to others?

Sample topics…

  • Fostering positive relationships via art activities
  • Valuing diversity in art
  • Communicating through art making
  • Working with artists/ other creative practitioners

Abstract submission portal


Key Dates 

Deadline for abstracts: 09 December 2022/ 19 January 2023*
Abstract decisions (latest): 20 December 2022/ 30 January 2023*
Early bird registration deadline: 17 February 2023
Full delegate registration deadline: 21 April 2023
Day delegate registration deadline: 26 May 2023
Conference: 21-23 June 2023

*there are two rounds for abstracts and decisions

Conference fees
Standard rate: £325
Early bird rate: £275
Student rate: £275
Day rate: £135

All fees except the day rate include the conference gala dinner and drinks reception. Accommodation is not included in the fee, but discounted university accommodation will be available.

**For fee discount information, please see the conference website**

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