23-25 July 2012
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Papers for the Seventh
International Conference on the Arts in Society. The conference and its
companion journal provide a scholarly platform for discussions of the
arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the
role of the arts in society. They are 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.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers,
the conference will also include paper presentations, roundtable
discussions, workshop and interactive presentations, poster or exhibit
sessions, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and
researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission
guidelines and descriptions of sessions. Presenters may also 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 which
allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in
this fully refereed academic journal.

The host city of Liverpool celebrated its 800th birthday in 2007 and,
throughout its history, has stood at the center of many of the world's
trades, inventions, and cultural innovations. As a world port city,
Liverpool boasts a diverse population, drawing from its many peoples,
cultures, and religions, and in celebration of this history, Liverpool
was named a European Capital of Culture in 2008.

As an important cultural center, Liverpool is known for its contributions
to music, visual arts, literature, and performing arts. The city houses
more galleries and national museums than any other city in the UK outside
of London, including the Tate Liverpool, the FACT Centre, the Walker Art
Gallery, the Bluecoat, and of course, the international Liverpool
Biennial art festival. In addition, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival, Matthew Street Festival, and
the Empire, Everyman, Liverpool Playhouse, Neptune, Royal Court and Unity
theaters are all found in this colorful city.

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. Additionally, please join our online conversation by
subscribing to our monthly email newsletter and subscribing to our
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The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short
abstract) is 17 January 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the
conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two
weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online
proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website at .

Yours sincerely,

Marianne Wagner-Simon

For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Arts in Society
and International Journal of the Arts in Society

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