EPRAE 2023


Since 2013, EPRAE has been an international gathering dedicated to hosting debates and reflections from students of the Doctoral Program in Artistic Education (pdDEA), a joint Ph.D. program of the University of Porto and the University of Lisbon. It is a space where innovative ideas and critical research find a voice, resonance, and feedback.

The 10th edition of this meeting will be held in person at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). This event will continue the exploration of research practices in Artistic Education, encouraging different forms of sharing research processes at various stages of development. It will be an opportunity to address flexible and experimental formats, reflecting the demands of Artistic Education in the national and international context.

The 10th EPRAE is organized by a group of students aiming to create a welcoming space, providing an environment for the expression of vulnerabilities, confronting paradoxes, and engaging in rich and sometimes dissonant dialogues that emerge at the intersections between the arts, education, and societies. The 10th edition seeks to expand these conversations, encouraging transdisciplinary participation to address the challenges and questions brought by ongoing research.

The call for paper submissions for the 10th EPRAE will be exclusively directed to doctoral students in Artistic Education. Registrations as attendees will be open to the general public interested in, working in, and/or researching in the same field and related areas.


> Individual Communication

This format is designed for individual presentations, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes. It's ideal for showcasing research, ideas, or projects through a text and/or oral-based approach. Participants may choose to use visual aids, such as slide projections, photos, or videos, to enhance their communication. It's an excellent opportunity to discuss new concepts or share studies in a focused and academic setting.

> Group Communication

This category allows for group presentations, also with a 15 minutes limit. It's aimed at teams wishing to present collaborative research, artistic projects, or thematic discussions. The group dynamic can provide an enriching experience for both presenters and the audience, allowing for the exploration of multiple perspectives and fostering interactive dialogue. Group presentations can use visual or digital resources to better illustrate the discussed points.

> Performance

This segment is reserved for live artistic performances which may include dance, theater, music, poetry, multimedia performances, and others, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes. Artists are encouraged to interact with the audience and use the space innovatively. Any technical requirements, such as sound equipment, lighting, or other necessary resources, should be specified.

> Physical/Digital Exhibition

The Exhibition provides a stage for physical works, artistic installations, and/or materials that express a process. Ideal specifications for the exhibition space and technical requirements must be provided to ensure the appropriate presentation of the works.

In the case of presenting a digital object, examples of the digital files of their works must be provided, along with the access plan to the material - Example: via QR code on a poster. The organization will not be responsible for providing any equipment.

> Collective Practice/Workshop

With a maximum duration of up to 60 minutes, this modality is dedicated to workshops, collective practices, or practical demonstrations. These sessions are ideal for knowledge exchange, collaborative learning, and group experimentation. The proposing individuals must detail the materials and resources needed, as well as the type of interactions that the workshop seeks to explore.

> Other Configurations

For proposals that do not fit into the previous categories, this option allows for the submission of alternative formats. Proposals must be detailed and justified in terms of relevance and feasibility for the conference program. This category is an opportunity to explore innovative and experimental formats, with duration to be negotiated with the organization.



All proposals will be thoroughly reviewed by the Organizing Committee to ensure quality and relevance.


Please note that not all proposals may be accepted. The selection will be based on the originality and clarity of the proposal, its relevance to the thematic contexts of the meeting, and its academic or artistic quality.

Participants' Responsibilities

It's important to clarify that the organization does not function as a production team. Therefore, all selected participants will be considered an integral part of the event's organization, contributing to its success with their skills and experiences.

Event Registration

If your communication proposal is approved by the Organizing Committee, this will also mean your automatic registration for the 10th EPRAE.

Eligibility for submission

The event is exclusively for doctoral students in Artistic Education. Eligible students are invited to participate and share their research and work.


Proposals can be submitted in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Official translation services are not provided during the event, but suggestions for language or translation approaches to include participants with specific needs are welcomed, aiming for accessibility and inclusion.


Participants without a communication proposal must register by a specified date in 2024 through the online form. If you have submitted a communication proposal, wait for the response from the Organizing Committee. If approved, you will be automatically enrolled in the 9th EPRAE.

Registration from February 10th to March 27th



16 to 18 April 2024

Proposals submission
15 January to 25 February 2024

16 March 2024

10 February to 27 March 2024

01 April


FBAUP - DEA - Doctorate in Art Education at FBAUP
i2ADS - Institute of Research in Art, Design, and Society
FCT Foundation for Science and Technology
UIDEF Research and Development Unit in Education and Training of the Institute of Education at the University of Lisbon
FBAUL Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon


Manuel Brásio
Mafalda Carreira
Marcela Pedersen
Sofia Santos
Cat Martins
Daniela Geraldes
Joel Fonseca
Marcos Muthewuye
Micheline Pinheiro
Pedro Soares


Ana Luísa Paz (UIDEF/IE-ULisboa)
Ana Paula Caetano (UIDEF/IE-ULisboa)
André Alves (FBAUP)
Catarina Almeida (i2ADS/FBAUP)
Cat Martins (i2ADS/FBAUP)
Cristina Tavares (CIEBA/FBAUL)
João Paulo Queiroz (CIEBA/FBAUL)
Jorge Ramos do Ó (UIDEF/IE-ULisboa)
Mário Azevedo (ESMAE/P.Porto)
Paulo Nogueira (CIIE/FPCEUP e i2ADS/FBAUP)
Pedro Ferreira (CIIE/FPCEUP)
Samuel Guimarães (FBAUP)


Mafalda Carreira
Manuel Brásio
Joel Fonseca