Night palm house. From http://artsinsociety.com/files/2011/08/Night-Palm-House.jpg
The Arts Conference will be held in partnership with the Institute of Cultural Capital from 23-25 July 2012 at the Art and Design Academy at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK. The conference provides an interdisciplinary, scholarly platform for discussion of the arts and art practices and is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets, and in communities. Plenary speakers, who will address our special theme 'The Art of the Event', include:
* Dr. Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool, UK
* Prof. Andy Miah, Director, Creative Futures Research Centre, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK
* Sally Tallant, Artistic Director and CEO, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
In addition to plenary speakers, proposals for paper presentations, workshops, or colloquia are invited. The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 22 May 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available, allowing you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal. Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on The Arts in Society YouTube playlist. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.