40th STPA Conference: call for papers

Genre : Calls for papers
Principal country concerned : Column : Intercultural/migrations
Release/publication date : 2014
Published on : 16/04/2014
Source : Arterial Network

40th stp&a Conference Ottawa, University of Ottawa, Canada   October 9th – October 11th 2014    
  Call for Papers For its 40th anniversary, the Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference will be hosted at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa.
The proposed theme of this year's conference is Creative nexus: understanding and strengthening the relationship between cultural research and practice.
This theme intends to cover a number of growing issues and concerns about the challenges and limitations that cultural research and practice are increasingly facing. The main theme of the conference aims to explore the current nature of the research/practice relationship; it aims to assess the different types of collaborations established between practitioners and researchers; it also aims to understand some of the potential limitations that we often encounter. Can the relationships between cultural/artistic practice and cultural research be furthered or renewed towards a number of new creative directions? Can this relationship foster new collaborations, new knowledge and new solutions to tackle important issues pertaining to the formulation and implementation of cultural policies, to address some of the intergenerational challenges that most cultural organizations face, or to establish the parameters of a sound and ethical relationship between researchers, managers, creators and the users of cultural services?
This broad theme will be reflected in the keynote sessions and in the panels, but in the spirit of inclusiveness, we will also fully consider contributions that address other themes pertaining to arts management and cultural policy research. These themes may include:
Arts management
·       Arts education
·       Cultural policy (local, national, international)
·       Cultural and creative industries
·       Cultural Heritage policy and management
·       Cultural practices
·       Arts participation and accessibility
·       Arts and social inclusion
·       Cultural institutions and business strategies
·       Arts and communities
·       Post-colonial issues in cultural heritage and arts management ·       Arts and social change
·       Aesthetics, social theory and contemporary politics
·       Society, arts history and the evolution of artistic genres
·       Arts and culture work and professions
·       Cultural sustainability
·       Audiences, amateurs and users
·       Cultural evaluation
·       Change management in cultural organizations
        … and many more We accept individual papers as well as full panels. The deadline for our call for papers is May 5 2014. Notification of acceptance will be communicated in early June.
Proposals should be composed using forms available through links below. STPA 2014 Paper Proposal Form STPA 2014 Panel Proposal Form Please download the form, complete it, and send to proposals@stpaconference.org as an attachment. Please use "paper proposal form" for any single paper presentation (20 minute presentation).
"Panel proposal form" should be  submitted for a full session (at least an hour) for a specific topic with multiple panelists .
Presentation Guidelines
Each paper presentation is allocated 15-20 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion. Therefore, it is impossible for authors to present their paper in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you time and rehearse your presentation in order to comfortably fit it into your given time limit.
In the form, please indicate any audio visual equipment you will need for your presentation. The presentation computers will be equipped with MS PowerPoint 2007 or newer, Adobe Reader and DVD playback capability. Therefore, please prepare your presentation in MS PowerPoint format (ppt or pptx) or PDF format. If you are going to incorporate video within your PowerPoint presentation, we recommend that you use Microsoft Windows Media format (.WMV). If you want to show a DVD in conjunction with your presentation, it must be in standard DVD format and region code 1.
Full Paper Submission for the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society Guidelines
Please note that a selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in the STPA Conference edition of The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society (JAMLS). If you would like to submit your paper for the special edition, please submit all manuscripts through the JAMLS Scholar One site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vjam. Please indicate on submission that it is for the STP&A issue. The due date for full paper submission is November 10th, 2014 to provide you a chance to update your paper based on the comments and discussion you will have received at the conference. Your paper must follow the JAMLS submission guidelines available from the publisher Taylor & Francis. More detailed information regarding full paper submission for this year's STPA conference edition of JAMLS will be provided during the conference.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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