Artfulness conference 2023

Keynote speakers

Prof. Pam Burnard, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, UK

Prof. Rita Irwin, EdD, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Anita Sinner, PhD, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Ricardo Marin Viadel, PhD, Universidad de GranadaClick here 

Artistic workshops

Helena Korošec, PhD

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Trish Osler, artist

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Ivana Balić, dancer

Lemur Dance Company, Zagreb, Croatia

Normela Krešić Vrkljan i Irena Mikec

Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, Zagreb

Hybryd Women ( UK& Italy)

Feminine, fierce, feeling collective

Juan D' Arienzo School of Argentine Tango

Ivan Živanović, Zagreb

Panel discussion

Prof. Antonija Balić, PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education, Croatia 

Artfulness approach in Croatian kindergartens during 2022/2023.

For participation in the ACE Conference, there are three formats:

• individual or co-authored paper presentation

• poster presentation

• video essay (15 min max.)

One author can participate with one abstract only.

Dates: September 23 rd and 24 th , 2023

Max. number of participants: 300

Official conference languages: English and Croatian

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15 th , 2023

Notification about the abstract acceptance: by April 20 th , 2023

Early registration fee: May 2 nd - June 20 th , 2023

Late registration fee: June 21 st 2023 - July 20 th , 2023

Deadline for video presentations, video essays and posters: July 1 st , 2023


Early registration fees PRESENTERS online submission: 100,00 €

Late registration fees PRESENTERS online: 150,00 €

Early registration fees NON - PRESENTERS online submission: 100,00 €

Late registration fees NON -PRESENTERS online: 150,00 €


artfulness conference journal - online book of visual essays


1. The deadline for sending complete works is December 1st, 2023

2. All publications will go through double blind peer-review

3. Complete publications must be in Croatian or in English with summary in both languages

(for foreign citizens, summary will be translated by the editors)

4. The extent of the work, including the summary and bibliography can go to a maximum of:

3 to 6 cards of text plus 10 to 12 photos

5. The text card standard is 1800 characters with spaces

6. Detailed instructions for formatting the visual essay will be published in May 2023