The 5th International Art in Early Childhood Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus offers a culturally stimulating meeting in an attractive context. The main purpose of the International Association of Art in Early Childhood Education, is to bring together those around the world who have an interest in the visual arts for young children. Focusing on vital issues and challenges of early childhood art education, the scientific and artistic programme of the conference will serve as a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas, creating new avenues for research and practice in the field.

The venue offers the ideal place for experiencing and enjoying history and culture of a city presenting distinct faces: the old, original part of the city, surrounded by Venetian walls over 400 years old, and a cosmopolitan metropolis with the amenities of a modern city.

The University of Cyprus was established in 1989 and welcomed its first students in 1992. It is a public corporate body founded in response to the growing intellectual needs of the Cypriot people, and is well located to fulfill the numerous aspirations of the country.

The genuine spirit of people interested in early childhood art, combined with the enthusiasm of people and the culture of Cyprus is assured to offer participants challenging and fascinating experiences.

The organising committee genially invites you to the conference. We hope that the programme of the conference will provide you with opportunities for a personal, professional and artistic journey with a variety of new experiences.