International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

3rd Annual International Conference on Fine Arts and Design, Music, Theater Arts and Related Areas (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Call for Abstracts

3rd Annual International Conference on

Fine Arts and Design, Music, Theater Arts and Related Areas 

Organized by

Addis Ababa University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Yared School of Music  

June 2 - 4, 2015

Conference Theme: Arts for Social change

Purpose of the conference: the aim of the Conference is to share experiences on studies made on Arts particularly connected with Social change and related themes.  In the Conference, it is expected to bring pertinent experiences of Ethiopia and other countries that are exemplar in the enhancement of Social change.   

During the conference, prominent international and national scholars as well as honorable officials from the concerned organizations are expected to take part.

In the Conference, presentations and discussion of the papers will be organized around the following sub-themes connected with Arts.

  • Gender, Multiculturalism, Special needs
  • Education  and Arts (General education, Teacher Education, Technical and vocational, Higher Education )
  • Philosophy
  • Research and Community Development
  • Localization, Africanization and Globalization  
  • Bridging the gaps through arts
  • Marketing of Arts
  • Crosscutting/Emerging  issues in Arts
  • Cultural Policy

Interested participants are invited to submit their abstract within 250 – 300 words via email.  Abstract submission must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Abstract content must not have been accepted for publication, published or previously presented at another meeting.
  2. The abstract must display the requirements that include purpose, method, population and sampling, method of analysis and results.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email. If the abstract is accepted, the complete article not exceeding 5000 words should be submitted. 

Contact:  E-mail Address:;

Final date of submission: a) the Abstract: April 23, 2015; b) the final accepted paper:  May 23, 2015

Further contact: Dr. Woube Kassaye  +251-911-471567;  Dr. Geremew Feyissa +251-92-0226288;  Ezra Abate +251-911-216678