Friday, March 3, 2017

Fwd: Call for Papers: Art & Sound Symposium, 23-24 June 2017

Call for Participation

Call for Papers: Art & Sound Symposium, 23-24 June 2017

Theme: 'Craft'

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Craft: Skill, expertise, mastery, talent, knack, flair, ability,
artistry, art, handicraft, handiwork, workmanship, technique

Following a highly successful pilot, Art & Sound is happy to announce
its return on Friday 23rd June & Saturday 24th of June 2017. We
welcome contribution by academics and practitioners from across the
arts, centring around notions of 'craft'. A focus is placed upon
examples of craft within music, sound and performance; however, it is
an aim of the symposium to bring together a range of art forms to
explore cross-/inter-disciplinary possibilities.

The areas of contribution indicated here are neither exhaustive, nor
prescriptive. But we challenge those submitting to find creative
alternatives to the traditional talk-focused symposium session.
Innovative — and achievable — ideas for the sharing of research and
artworks will be considered if outlined clearly and concisely.

The following areas for contribution are sought:

Creative presentations on recent practice and research; including,
but not limited to, delivered talks, posters, and PechaKucha-style
We welcome all art from all artistic disciplines
Site-specific work;
Galleries and installations;
Sound-art and electroacoustic music
Works in progress within the areas above can be considered

A number of workshops will also take place over the two days where
delegate participation is encouraged. These workshops will lead to
creative events scheduled for the Saturday evening that participants
will be able to perform in. More information will be released in due


Abstracts should be submitted electronically with a biography and
contact details to by Sunday 19th of
March 2017.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 400 words, with biographies no more
than 100 words in length.

Proposals for artworks and installations must include precise
technical instructions.

All artists are responsible for the setup of their own work. Our
technical support is limited so please factor this into your proposal.

About Art & Sound:

Art & Sound is a series of symposia funded by De Montfort University,
Leicester with a special focus on initiating discussion across
disciplines and art forms, and has become an environment in which new
professional relationships between academics (both established and
early-career) and practitioners are made.

For more information about the event, please contact us at :

Thinking of attending? Art & Sound remains free to participants and
those seeking to attend to network and gain new knowledge. Spaces will
be limited, however, so once available be sure to get your
registration information sorted quickly!