Annual Report 2013, Istanbul
After the presentation session in 2011, in Cadiz, 2012 was the inaugural year for Network 29: Research on Arts Education, with a whole program during ECER. The network had 20 session (2 of them were workshops, and 1 of these workshops was developed in 2 slots as a practical workshop; 1 symposium), two of them joint sessions with networks 10 and 17, and it had a wide range of contributions, not only from Europe. The attendance, for a 1st year's program was quite good, as the rooms always had between 12 and 20 (sometimes a little more) participants. The focus of the research being presented was diverse within the arts education field. It ranged from institutional and community projects using the arts, to museum education, digital cultures and education, art school curriculum and policies, intercultural education, art and therapy, visual culture and arts based research projects. It was a year in which a large number of papers were connected to the ECER's theme on creativity. We think that we are starting to build a community, within ECER, related to the arts education research, but we also believe that we are bringing into ECER some persons that were not usual participants of this kind of conferences. The Network meeting was attended by 27 persons and it was the opportunity to present the network's objectives but also to discuss, with the presence of some convenors, the future paths to be developed by NW 29. This meeting also introduced new people to our list of future reviewers and chairs, which is a very important issue to the network's growing, development and the assurance of a good reviewing process and high quality and debate in sessions.