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Call for papers: Women in the creative arts

The School of Music at the Australian National University is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers.

Research papers will receive 30 minutes of presentation time – papers should be presented within 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions.

Submissions are also invited for poster presentations, seminar panels, roundtable presentations, networking events, or creative workshops that might be of interest to delegates in this field. Submissions should focus on the work of women in the creative arts: music, performing arts, creative writing, visual arts, from academia and industry. We seek a wide field of entries and topics, to focus on the diverse activity of women in the creative arts.

Women composers are also invited to submit scores for Piano Trio (minimum 5 minutes, maximum 8 minutes) for performance consideration. Only works without electronics, instrumental preparation or installations will be considered. Works will be performed by The Muses Trio at a recital during the conference.

The deadline is MONDAY 20 March 2017 for submission of:

  • abstracts (500 words)
  • proposals (750 words)
  • works for piano trio (5-8 minutes)

The conference is supported by the Gender Institute and the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

Enquiries to Dr Natalie Williams, natalie.williams@anu.edu.au

Please submit your proposals via the online portal here.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute