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Call for Proposals for Creative Arts Works!

 

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Unlikely: Journal of the Centre for Creative Arts is a transdisciplinary journal, which aims to open unexpected spaces for artistic exchange and scholarly conversations across mediums, disciplines and continents. Unlikely supports and provokes the research community of practitioners, makers, and scholars working in the creative arts.

This international, peer-reviewed publication presents the opportunity for artists working in practice-led research to engage‚Ä®in conversation with a range of arts scholars on contemporary concerns. An experiment in form, Unlikely engages its audience and contributors in a two-stage process of live event, presenting creative practitioners’ works, followed by peer-reviewed electronic publication. The Centre for Creative Arts and its Unlikely journal will welcome proposals that respond to the provocation of each issue and contribute to the conversation about practice-led research in the academy.

Issue 1: Feral
Undisciplined, disorderly, and extravagant, ferals disrupt and rewrite practices, places, and cultures. To be or do ‘feral’ is to misbehave, to disregard rules, boundaries and the very conditions of orderly movement. Ferals are both above and beneath domestication, un-homely, unstable, uncanny. Always out of place, these biotic hitchhikers prefer to take over the whole damn road.

The Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University invites proposals for works that examine or enact the stigmatization or the celebration of ferals, that investigate or dismantle the cultural category ‘feral’, or that themselves refuse domestication, go wild, and participate in the dismantling of stable ecologies. The works can be trans-disciplinary or cross arts or more or less disciplined, including writing, performance, media art, sound work and video.

Unlikely invites proposals for creative arts works for the first issue, responding to the theme of feral. Proposals that are selected will be commissioned (fee $300) to be exhibited/per- formed at the live event, which will be held at Bella Union, Carlton, Victoria on December 12th, 2013. These works will then be eligible for peer-review for the online publication of the issue.

Proposal Requirements

  • Title, medium, names of participating artists and synopsis
  • Brief rationale of your response to the given theme and how it functions within the broad premise of creative practice as research
  • Detailed description of the event/performance/work including technical and spatial considerations and requirements
  • Estimated duration (1-10 minutes for time-based work)
  • Up-to-date cv for each participating artist
  • Images or links to previous works

Selection Process

  • Proposals due by October 25, 2013
  • Works will be selected on merit, feasibility and response to the theme
  • Successful participants will be notified by October 26. Artists will then have until December 6 to complete and submit the work
  • Work will be performed/exhibited/enacted on December 12, 7pm at Bella Union, Trades Hall, Carlton, Victoria
  • A commissioning fee of $300 will be paid to successful participants
  • All successful participants must agree to publication in the online journal, subject to peer-review

Please send proposals to:
[email protected]

Download the Call here (pdf)

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