In 1997 CMEA/ACME took the lead in proposing and organizing a National Symposium on Arts Education. Its purpose was to assemble leaders in the arts representing associations (provincial and national), arts service organizations, arts advocacy groups, education associations, provincial arts councils, school district administrators, representatives from teacher training institutions, artists, government agencies, writers and researchers in education to hear and discuss current research and views on such topics as:

  • arts curricula
  • partnerships with organizations, agencies and institutions
  • partnerships with teachers , artists and scholars
  • ‘de-skilling’ of the arts through the use of generalist teachers
  • teachers as professional artists
  • teacher training in arts education
  • developing specific recommendations for improving arts education in Canadian schools

Most recent symposium:

National Leadership Summit on Music Education
Communication, Cooperation, and Collaboration
May 11, 2011 
Toronto ON

Number
Year
Location
Theme Proceedings
I
1997
Cape Breton
Connect – Combine – Communicate
x
II
1998
Victoria
A Vision for Arts Education in Canada
x
III
1999
Regina
Arts Education Canada: Action Now
IV
2000
Ottawa
Sharing the Vision
V
2001
Calgary
Partnership Between the Shareholders
VI
2002
Montreal
Professional Development
x