First World Conference on Arts Education
6-9 March 2006, Lisbon, Portugal
Building Creative Capacities for the 21st Century
The Conference, organized by UNESCO and the Government of Portugal, was a culmination of a five-year international collaboration between UNESCO and its partners in the field of Arts Education. It was attended by 1200 participants from over 97 Member States.
The following themes were discussed: the Advocacy and implementation of Arts Education at a policy and governmental level, Impact of Arts Education on social, cultural and academic areas, Quality of Education relating to teachers training and pedagogical methods, and Promotion of Partnerships for implementing Arts Education programmes.