Welcome to our special 10th birthday edition of the Journal of Artistic and Creative Education (JACE). As well as celebrating ten great years of past achievements, our latest edition marks some exciting changes with the journal. We are honoured to have been appointed to steer the journal forward and we have some very exciting ideas for 2018. Secondly, JACE is now a fully-fledged Open Access journal and, thanks to assistance from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) it is now hosted by Open Journal Systems here at jace.online. As always access is free, and we will let you know as each new edition becomes available. There will be two editions a year; including a special themed edition and an open-themed one as well. Elsewhere in this edition is the submission information and deadlines for 2018.
Dr Kathryn Coleman & Dr Richard Sallis
JACE is an inter/cross/multidisciplinary journal in its reflection of teaching and learning contexts in the arts, and seeks to present a range of artistic and creative education practices. It has been a space for educators, practitioners and researchers to create, evaluate, analyse and hypothesise issues in artistic and creative education in a range of educational contexts internationally for over ten years. JACE is supported and published by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, as an English language journal that promotes relationships between the arts and education, while addressing issues in, through and across artistic and creative education sites.
We are keen to publish and share practice and research that explore the relationships between education and the arts; present and investigate multiple viewpoints in artistic and creative education; consider teaching and learning in the arts (formal and informal); and, ways in which arts based and praxis oriented issues across a diverse range of educational contexts through visual/textual forms can be explored.