UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning (788), established in 2007 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (Canada).




  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of arts and learning. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Canada and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.
  • The specific objectives of this Chair are: 1. build capacity for teachers in the development of an e-learning course with international content and multinational direction; 2. build capacity for teachers in arts education research through democratic collaboration on research that will generate an understanding of creativity in arts education that is informed by an international (North-South) perspective; 3. provide follow-up to the outcomes of the UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education (Lisbon, March, 2006) by continuing a dialogue on issues that emerge at that congress; 4. extend participation in these projects and events for teachers and artists through a universally available, electronic newsletter and an interactive component.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Doyun Lee, UNESCO

1, rue Miollis

75732 Paris Cedex 15


Prof Lawrence O'Farrell, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - unesco(at)
Work Phone - 1-613-533-6220
Fax - 1-613-544-6584
Street - 511 Union Street
City - Kingston
Postal Code - ON K7M 5R7
Country - Canada