Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning
Larry O' Farrell is Professor Emeritus and holder of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Faculty of Education, Queen's University. He is Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Network for Arts and Learning and Chair, Steering Committee, International Network for Research in Arts Education. Larry served two terms as President of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA). As a member of the international advisory committee and General Rapporteur for the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, Korea, 2010) he was instrumental in preparing The Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education. His research includes participation in international studies on creativity in drama/theatre and arts education, singing, and monitoring the Seoul Agenda. Larry is Honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is a recipient of the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.
Larry's latest book is Issues in Arts Education in Latin America (co-editor with Dr. Rachel Mason).