The 2010 Conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia from 22-25 July 2010 alongside the 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age.
The 2010 Arts Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement.
We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and Conference themes.
Conference presenters may include contributors in all areas of the arts - artists, educators, graduate students, curators, writers, theorists, researchers, arts administrators and policymakers - with presentations in all disciplines (visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary genres). This is a Conference for any person with an interest in and a concern for art practice, public art, art theory, research and policy, curatorial and museum studies, and art education in any of its forms and at any of its sites.
Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the Conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end-date.