The Journal of Art for Life (JAfL) is an international, refereed journal focused on art education, museum education, art therapy, and arts administration in authentic, real-world contexts toward the goal of social progress through the arts. The journal is based on the instrumentalist premise that art has the power and potential to reflect and enhance the conditions of human experience. Through scholarly articles, the journal is an instrument for communicating the avenues by which the various forms of art intertwine and impact society and social justice.
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Call for Submissions
The Journal of Art for Life is welcoming submission for TWO upcoming special issues:
The Role of the Arts in the Learning Organization: Schools. Museums. and Communities Using Systems Thinking Theory. Deadline, October 1, 2016. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Intersections of Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration and Art Museum Education for Underserved Populations. Deadline, January 31, 2017 CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
“Simply put, ‘creative placemaking’ is the ways in which communities use the arts to help shape their social, physical, and economic characters – cities and towns literally change when you bring artists to the center of them.” -Rocco Landesman, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
With the retirement of Dr. Tom Anderson, JAfL created a special issue dedicated to the far-reaching impact of his scholarship. Dr. Anderson has spent his career engaged in the practice of creative placemaking. His work with art criticism focuses on how we creatively craft spaces for aesthetic engagement, while his interest in the social foundations of art and education centers around creative movement within education places. Likewise, his concern with social justices issues encourages us to carefully and creatively navigate the social places we inhabit, and his inspiring work with environmental sustainability supports an awareness of the physical places we live in. Most recently, his socially conscious selfie project playfully explores the development of a sense of place and community through the collective documentation of self in the environments that most move you.
Table of Contents
|Artist feature: Nicola White gives new life to found objects and the self|
Special Call - Creative Placemaking
|Conversations in clay: Engaging community through a socially engaged public art project|