Call for contributions: IETM Fresh Perspectives #7 - Arts & Disability, deadline 1 December
A call for contributions for a new issue of IETM’s (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) Fresh Perspectives series has been announced. This most recent publication, supported by the British Council, will explore and interrogate notions of Arts and Disability. The research will be a collection of responses to provocations given by co-curators and authors of the text, Kate Marsh and Jonathan Burrows.
Historic research into disability and the arts has often focused on creating opportunities for disabled artists. We suggest that new research must engage with the question of how disabled artists are now shifting and progressing sectors of the arts through new discourse and autonomous practice. Furthermore we propose that a shift is also taking place, whereby the physical status of a performance artist need no longer necessarily be the thing that defines them, or their work.
The publication seeks to offer a new perspective on disability in various artistic contexts. By privileging the artists voice and experience, the research will present the ‘real’ experiences of those invested in this area of artistic theory and practice. Combining exchanges with invited artists and responses to this call, this publication will focus on practice rather than disability.
For further information on submitting work for this publication, please visit IETM’s website. Deadline for sending contributions is 1 December 2016.
IETM is a network of over 500 performing arts organizations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media. Fresh Perspectives is a series of publications that explores how the contemporary arts sector is engaged with the crucial issues of today's reality. You can find the previous issues of the Fresh Perspectives publication series here.