Deadline for submissions, !! EXTENDED !! November 28, 2021

Special edition of the JCP

Theme: Everyday artistries  


Elliot Eisner (2002) writes, “Work in the arts is not only a way of creating performances and products; it is a way of creating our lives by expanding our consciousness, shaping our dispositions, satisfying our quest for meaning, establishing contact with others, and sharing [and creating] a culture”

This special issue (not peer-reviewed) of the JCP responds to Eisner’s invitation and considers the arts as a way of life, a way of seeing, perceiving, and being. It is a celebratory issue that brings us back together after a long period of pandemical disconnect and acknowledges the power of the arts to reconnect us, create meaning, and reshape ways of living, studying, and working together. This issue invites submissions that engage with everyday artistries from experienced artists and novices alike.

Because the home of the Journal of Childhoods and Pedagogies is Capilano University that is located on the never-ceded ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the x-ma@kwayam (Musqueam), Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), and Satilwatar/Selllwituth (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the editorial team will be particularly interested in artistries of faculty and students from all our campuses and departments. It is an inclusive issue that welcomes uniqueness, diversity, and difference. This issue will contain artistries that might take shape as we walk on these lands, engage with others in work or studies, find a moment to draw, paint, stitch, knit, write, design, initiate particular aesthetic encounters, or create in various ways.

You might ask yourself, what is the poetry of this place, the artistry, and aesthetics of what you see, activate, or cultivate?

We invite artistic expressions through sound, paint, movement, written or spoken words, still or moving images, etc.

 Submissions can come in a range of expressive forms including (but not limited to) fictional short stories, poetry, dramatic scripts, visual media (painting, drawing, textiles, photography, dance, among others), music, academic articles, among others.

Submission guidelines

Please include an author bio (up to 100 words).

Please note that all images must be submitted in a Microsoft Word file with the artist statement, not as individual JPEG or TIFF files. Photographs and scans of all images (with caption information) should be in the author’s possession when a manuscript is submitted for consideration. If the manuscript is accepted, the author will need to supply high-resolution images.


All material submitted to JPC must be original and new (has not been published or shown elsewhere or submitted to another journal for consideration).

We ask that all submissions indicate, in the form of an abstract or artist statement (maximum 350 words), that offers a personal and conceptual view of the motivation, intent, hopes, and processes that shaped the work.  

Visual essays:  a Word document with 5-7 images and an essay/artist statement with not more than 1000 words. 

Drawing, painting, textiles, sculptures, and other artworks: 1-3 images along with a 250–350-word artist statement.

Video selections with artist statement – maximum 30 minutes.

Short stories: around 1000 words.

Academic articles: maximum 5000 words, APA style.

Poetry: any format and length.


All submissions will undergo review by the editorial team; a selection will be shortlisted for publication.

Final acceptance is conditional upon the assessments of the editorial team.

In case of preliminary acceptance, the authors might be asked to undergo further work on their submissions.



This journal is published by the School and Education and Childhood Studies of Capilano University (Canada) through collaboration with the Public Knowledge Project. This interdisciplinary journal provides a forum for students, educators, and researchers to engage with exploratory, innovative, and reconceptualist approaches to education.

Wishing everyone a pleasant journey on this website, 


Dr. Annabella Cant, Editor-in-chief

Dr. Sylvia Kind – guest editor

Capilano University

ISSN 2368-948X



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