The Sir Herbert Read Award is a lifetime achievement award to arts education in any context. It will be given at each of the World Congresses in which an individual can be selected who has made significant lifetime contributions to arts education in schools and society in his or her own country or throughout the World. The aim of the Sir Herbert Read Award is to acknowledge life-long contributions that have extended over a substantial period of time as a part of the career contributions that an individual has made to education through art.
These contributions can take the form of continuous and/or outstanding practical or theoretical contributions. For example, in some countries individuals who have developed new and effective forms of education through the arts might be candidates for the Sir Herbert Read Award. In other places individuals whose scholarly work has influenced the thinking of art educators in his or her own country or throughout the world might be candidates for the Sir Herbert Read Award.
Recipients of the Sir Herbert Read Award include: Jack Condous (1981), Brian Allison (1993), Elliot Eisner (1997), Ana Mae Barbosa (1999), Maryl Fletcher de Jong (2002), John Steers (2011). Richard Hickman, (2014). Saria Sidky (2017)
The El-Bassiouny Award is intended to acknowledge exceptional professional and/or community service contributions by a member of InSEA. These contributions can take the form of continuous and/or outstanding practical and/or pragmatic service to education through art. For example, individuals who have developed new and effective forms of international communication and/or mentoring, or international arts exchanges, or whose commitment to social justice in the arts have modified or changed cultures might be candidates for the Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award.
Recipients of the Mahmoud El-Bassiouny Award include: Mahmoud El-Bassiouny (1994); Al Hurwitz (1997); Bill Barrett (1999), Ann Kuo (2002), Peter Hermans (2008), Angelika Plank (2011), Kinichi Fukomoto (2014).; Mirjana Tomasevic Dancevic,(2017 )
The Edwin Ziegfeld Award honors an arts education leader who, like InSEA’s first president, Edwin Ziegfield, has forged new directions in art education. Funds from the Edwin Ziegfield (1905-1986) bequest made to InSEA are used to provide an honorarium that may assist with travel to the InSEA World Congress during which the recipient presents the Ziegfeld Lecture. “New directions in art education” may be defined to include innovations in pedagogy, international collaborations, or research techniques and/or focus.
Recipients of the Edwin Ziegfeld Award include: Ana Mae Barbosa (2006), Michael Day (2008), Rachel Mason (2011); Josip Roca (2014)., Deborah Smith-Shank ,(2017 )
The InSEA Doctoral Research Award in arts education intends to recognize outstanding doctoral thesis with no restrictions of language in the field of visual arts and design education. This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological, and literary quality on an important topic for education through the visual arts. Recipients of the InSEA Doctoral Research Award Award include: Manisha Sharma (2014)
InSEA Award for Excellence in Research in Education through Art (AEREtA) The (Biannual [alternate years to Doctoral Awards]) AERAE award will recognise an outstanding contribution to research in art education with no restrictions on language. The field of research in art education is rich and diverse and so the term ‘Art Education’ should be interpreted broadly to include, for example, formal and informal1 sectors, but must be predominantly visual arts including multimedia and practice-based approaches to education through art. In addition, the research should foreground the potential of education though art, approaches and thinking to scholarly enquiry.
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