It is our great pleasure to welcome everyone at the Fifth International Conference on Arts, Linguistics, and Culture (ICALC 2020) to commemorate the university anniversary, Arts Education, Graduate Program of Universitas Sebelas Maret. The conference was conducted online via Zoom Meeting on October 17th, 2020 from Surakarta, Indonesia, Central Java, Indonesia.
This scientific meeting accommodates Arts Education for the scholars, experts as well as anybody who has interest in researching Arts Education and Culture Studies to share their ideas and findings. The theme of the meeting is “Creative Discursive Strategies for Facing the Covid-19 Pandemic through Arts, Language, Culture, and Education”. Artistic products may not be the main target, however, by art people can understand and embrace the beauty, impressions, and values of an artwork.
We would like to thank the organizing committee and the members of reviewers for their kind assistances in reviewing the papers. We would also like to extend our best gratitude to Rector of Universitas Sebelas Maret, Dean of Teacher Training and Education Faculty for the tremendous support. Furthermore, we would like to thank Daniella Ohad, Ph.D. (Center for Architechture AIA, New York, America), Prof. Madya Dr. Azahar Harun (Faculty of Art and Design, UiTM Melaka, Malaysia), Dr. Surasak Jamnongsarn (Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand), and Prof. Dr. Djatmika, M.A. (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia) as the keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and ideas shared in the conference.
We are particularly grateful to our staff members, for their enormous support, and to the reviewers, who share their valuable time and expertise to evaluate all manuscripts submitted to this issue.
Prof. Dr. Mulyanto, M.Pd.
Arts Education, Graduate Program,
Universitas Sebelas Maret