The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) is a non-governmental organization and official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO). InSEA was legally incorporated in Franklin County, Ohio on February 4th, 2009 as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to encourage and advance creative education through arts and crafts in all countries and promote international understanding, the Society applies to the United States Internal Revenue Service for recognition as a tax exempt charitable educational and cultural organization.
InSEA is an association on a worldwide basis of those concerned with education through art is necessary in order that they may share experiences, improve practices and strengthen the position of art in relation to all education; International co-operation and the better understanding between peoples would be furthered by a more completely integrated design and permanent structure for the diffusion of beliefs and practices concerning education through art. InSEA has established an international community dedicated to advocacy, networking and the advancement of research in art education providing a world-wide networking platform to the members.
InSEA intends to help members to publish books and catalogues mainly in electronic forms. InSEA holds a World Congress during which members come together to share insights and build stronger networks. Between world congresses, InSEA members are invited to regional congresses held in several sites around the world. At each World Congress, InSEA honors outstanding art educators with four special awards. These awards are the Sir Herbert Read Award, the Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award; the Edwin Ziegfeld Award and The doctoral research Award. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and fellow members.
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InSEA members enjoy access to:
a resourceful WEBSITE with rich advocacy, praxis and research blogs, with valuable networking possibilities, capable of distributing information widely and providing interactive forums in different languages.
a searchable membership PORTAL where members can locate art teachers from all around the world. Many InSEA members welcome collaborations and educational interchanges with other InSEA members.
A NEWSLETTTER. With the most updated information about art education news and where, InSEA members can promote events and share information.
E- Magazine with contents about art education projects linking research and practice where InSEA members can publish and advertise events and information using visual media.
free access to the on-line International Journal for Education through Art (IJETA), an internationally renown journal about art education. And 50% discount in the price of hard copies of the journal.
Access to annual regional CONGRESSES and triannual world congresses representing all regions of the world. InSEA organizations can also organize InSEA events or having their events endorsed by InSEA.
E-publications: where members can download Ebooks for free or with InSEA reduction discounts and participate with their own E-publication project. InSEA members can also publish with InSEA or having their publications endorsed by InSEA.
political efforts to keep art education on the agenda of policy makers with support letters; white papers, joint advocacy papers, etc.).
Discounts in InSEA endorsed events, congresses, conferences and symposia.