Who we are?
A professional network of people working in the field of teaching visual expression and communication ; visual art teachers; art educators; cultural agents; artists working in educational contexts.
What do we do?
We advocate for quality art education for all . We influence a wide variety of opinion formers, policy makers and stakeholders to defend and promote outstanding education through art and visual art education across all phases of learning.
We are a community of learners: We organize collaborative learning through seminars; conferences; training courses; workshops; exhibitions and art festivals.
We are educators, teachers, artists; researchers and activists. We promote challenging calls for interdisciplinary projects ; we share practice and research through our publications and events.
At a national and international level APECV promotes activities in formal and informal educational settings such as schools, museums and cultural centres for children, young people and adults such as visual arts contests, seminars, exhibitions and workshops). APECV main activities are specially directed to art teachers, e.g. organisation of conferences, symposiums, congresses, courses and workshops for teachers.
APECV also encourages teachers to make international interchange projects promoting diversity and cultural awareness.
APECV has an in-service teacher training centre (Centro de Formacao de Professores Almada Negreiros CFAN) certificated by the Portuguese Center for Teachers Professional Development offering in-service art teachers courses for all the regions of Portugal.
The association has a network with possibilities to disseminate information , products and results through conferences, seminaries, congresses; webpage , open source e-books and the journals of art education ‘Imaginar’ and Invisibilidades (academic peer review, call for papers).
APECV headquarters are situated in Quinta da Cruz, Viseu, and APECV has a collaboration protocol with the city of Viseu.
APECV has the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and works as a consultant for curriculum ( DGE) and national examinations audits ( IAVE).