The First Intercultural Conference in Arts and Skills Education was held on October 30, 2008 at the University of Helsinki. The Conference was organized by The Department of Applied Sciences of Education, Research Centre for Education, the Arts and Cultures of University of Helsinki. The theme of the Conference was Arts—Contact Points Between Cultures. The main areas of discussion under the theme were Arts in European Teacher Education, Arts as Intercultural Communication, Creativity and Creative Marginality and Media Education and the Arts. At the Conference we actively celebrated the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008. The aim of the year was to contribute to intercultural dialogue, cross-cultural understanding and to promote active European citizenship especially by children and young people through arts education and projects.