9th Biennial Conference – 2023

9th Art in Early Childhood Conference

Nature and Nurture
21-23 June 2023 | University of Exeter, St Luke’s Campus, UK


The conference theme concerns sustainability from ecological and social angles. We welcome papers and workshops that address considerations of nature or nurture… or indeed both!


How can art connect young children to the natural world? 

Sample topics…

  • Observing nature
  • Making art with natural materials
  • Outdoor (e.g., Forest School) art projects

Caring for the natural world through art


How can art connect young children to others? 

Sample topics…

  • Fostering positive relationships via art activities
  • Valuing diversity in art
  • Communicating through art making

Working with artists/ other creative practitioners

Call for abstracts:

Conference abstracts can be submitted here:
*Deadline for abstracts: 09 December 2022*

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline for Abstract Submission 09 December 2022 / 19 January 2023*
Abstract decisions (latest) 20 December 2022 / 30 January 2023*
Early bird registration deadline 17 February 2023
Full delegate registration deadline 21 April 2023
Day delegate registration deadline 26 May 2023

*there are two rounds for abstracts and decisions

Conference fees:

  • Standard rate: £325
  • Early bird/ student rate: £275
  • Day rate: £135

All fees except the day rate include the conference gala dinner and drinks reception.
Accommodation not included in the fee.
Discounted university accommodation will be available.

Further details:

Contact: Dr Emese Hall: Emese.Hall@exeter.ac.uk

For more information about the International Association of Art in Early Childhood and our teaching resources, please contact us.