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ZouZou Chapman on Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:41:55 +0200 (CEST)


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2010 UCIRA STATE OF THE ARTS CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

The 4th annual UCIRA State of the Arts Conference
Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University

 

November 18-21, 2010
University of California, San Diego
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2010 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: May 28, 2010

 

The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce the 4th annual UCIRA State of the Arts conference, to take place at UCSD November 18-21, 2010. Proposals are currently being accepted which address the theme Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University.

 

The Conference Theme
The last two years have witnessed an unprecedented crisis on college campuses around the world, as the social compact that governed higher  education in the United States and Europe for the past half century  has begun to collapse. Universities from London to Sussex, from Athens  to Vienna, and from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, have experienced protests, occupations, walkouts and other actions directed against the  encroaching privatization of public education. This crisis has been  particularly acute at the University of California, the flagship  public university system in the United States.  Dramatic funding  cutbacks, layoffs, furloughs, and fee hikes have been combined with an upsurge in the sort of racist and sexist attacks that often accompany  periods of economic turmoil, as the perception of dwindling resources  leads to the predictable search for scapegoats.

 

This complex mix of  economic, cultural and social forces places particular pressure on the  status of the arts within research universities, and the very notion  of the university itself as a haven for liberal arts education. New  tensions have opened up, between the arts and humanities and  engineering and science, and between public and private funding  sources and priorities, even as new solidarities have emerged, among  and between staff and faculty, graduates and undergraduates, disciplines and departments. This conference seeks to address the following questions:

·      How can the arts respond to this crisis? 
·      What new alliances can we form both within the university campus and the communities beyond its walls?
·      What alternative economies exist for the support of artistic research?
·      What new pedagogical models and new forms of knowledge production can the arts offer as our educational  mission is both threatened and, potentially, transformed?
·      And what  forms of creative practice have been mobilized by the protests,  walkouts and occupations?
·      As the campus itself becomes a field of  symbolic resistance and contestation, from swastikas at UC Davis to  Klan hoods at UC San Diego, what are the limits and the political  implications of freedom of _expression_?

 

We seek proposals for presentations, performances, projects, workshops, conversations or panels that address the past history, present moment and future possibilities of the arts in a  university setting.

 

Application:
All applications must be emailed in 1 single PDF to ZouZou Chapman (zchapman {AT} ucira.ucsb.edu)  by 5:00pm on Friday, May 28th, and should include:

 

(1) a fully completed cover sheet (downloadable from the website)
(2) a c.v. for each of the lead applicant(s)
(3) A detailed description of proposed activities (1-2 pages single-spaced)
(4) [optional] work samples (3 {AT} 250k or smaller, jpeg format) or links within your application to external image/video hosting services (i.e. Vimeo,YouTube, etc.) and/or personal or departmental webpages as appropriate.

 

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible inclusion in the UCIRA project publication series.

Please distribute this notice to all other interested parties.

For more information, please visit, http://www.ucira.ucsb.edu/conference.html 




ZouZou Chapman
Program Coordinator
University of California Institute for Research in the Arts
6046 HSSB, UC-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7115
tel: 805-893-3098
fax: 805-893-4336




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