Leaning into disequilibrium


We live and work in times of disequilibrium in the arts, arts education and the broader artistic and creative education ecologies. Many of our communities are struggling during the global pandemic, affected by economic and socio-cultural shifts from extended periods of lockdown and potential health risks for participatory and socially engaged projects. This feeling of imbalance, a state where internal or external forces prevent the self/selves from reaching equilibrium or balance may have long term impacts on artistic and creative education. What we have also witnessed, is a resilience to being off kilter. To lean into the disequilibrium and work/in in the feeling of imbalance, creating new spaces and places for being extraordinary, fantastical, phantasmagorical, phenomenal in artistic and creative education is our challenge. What have we created? What have we shifted and turned? What have we ruptured and dis-rupted? We invite JACE contributions that extend this (dis)rupture of practice and consider where next from here? 


  • Cracking open creativity/ies 
  • Access to and equity in artistic and creative education 
  • Opportunities and possibilities for openings in (post) pandemic times 
  • Trust and temporality in studio pedagogies 
  • Space and place for creativities  
  • Enfolding digital and physical sites for studio practice 
  • Responding to The Seoul agenda and WAAE Frankfurt declaration to demand transformative action for arts education as being integral to sustaining communities and meeting the needs of all people in the face of critical global challenges. 

We are inviting two types of submissions for JACE Volume 15, Number 1, which we plan to publish in late November 2021. These are: 

  1. Provocations and creative responses of up to 1000 words (or creative equivalent). The intention is that they are quick to write, read, and digest, and a way of provoking new ideas or challenging misconceptions and assumptions, and in doing so advance or shift conversations related to the topic. Ideally, we would like to receive submissions by the 1st July 2021, but if you need some flexibility, let us know as we would really like to include something from you. 
  1. Scholarly papers of up to 5000 words (or creative equivalent). We have no doubt that you will have many thought-provoking ideas about the role of digital pedagogies for the future of learning and would love to add your voice to the conversation.  


1st August  Submission of 1000 word provocations and creative responses to JACE online 

1st August Submission of 5000 word paper (or creative equivalent) 

1st September Reviews sent to authors for revisions 

1st October Author revisions submitted (if required) 

30th November JACE Volume 15, Number 1 2021 Published