Journal of Art for Life

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 Proposals


Art & Design Education for Social Justice Symposium

January 27 & 28, 2018

Florida State University

Tallahassee FL

This call for papers invites scholars, practitioners and artists to share their work in the 9th Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium. Social justice is a broad objective that inspires an interdisciplinary approach and of interest is how art and design can support such initiatives. The goal of this symposium is to share the methodologies and results of practices that strive to have a direct public impact. The encounter will focus on the guiding question: How are art and design inspiring, affecting, and promoting social change?

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2017

Notification of acceptance: November 20th, 2017

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Vol 10 (2019)

This special issue presents a selection of papers that came out of the Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium, which took place in January 2018. This event was jointly hosted by the Department of Art Education, Florida State University, and the Art Education Program in collaboration with the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the School of Social Work, University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Social Justice 2018

Leslie Gates
Amber Lauren Johnson
Jennifer E. Hamrock, Viki Wylder, Anna Freeman, Marcia Meale