TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017
TransCultural Exchange’s Conferences are the only of their kind, bringing together hundreds of international artists, residency directors, arts teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, high level critics, curators and grant makers. For students, they are the missing link between academia and a real world art practice. For more established artists, they are an essential forum for networking with their peers around the globe.
2018 Conference Overview
What constitutes a studio practice, an artwork, the art market and the role of art today is expanding in ways never before imagined. Relatively new terms such as artistic research, trans-disciplinarily and the creative industries are now commonplace. Digital technologies have become standard tools in an artist’s arsenal, fabrication and outsourcing are readily accepted and a PhD in the arts is gaining ground in some countries while the arts are completely omitted from the education system in others. Meanwhile the traditional support mechanisms for artists – such as a gallery or patron – continue to be out of reach for most, while artist-run initiatives and artist-in-residence programs are gaining in popularity, popping up around the globe in hospitals, schools and social services. What does all this mean for today’s artist and their practice?
To consider these developments and help artists navigate this exciting new terrain, TransCultural Exchange invites submissions for its three-day conference Exploring New Horizons. Submissions can take the form of talks, roundtable discussions, posters or workshops.
Scope of Topics
Picking up where the last Conference Expanding Worlds left off, the Conference Committee is soliciting presentations that promote opportunities for today’s artists. For instance, speakers might present various residency programs, offer practical advice (such as resources for funding, new technologies or managing a studio practice), address social or political interventions or promote collaboration with other disciplines, such as medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Presentations on current trends in art and new research in other fields are also encouraged. (In the past, papers on topics outside the arts have been among the most popular, because they inspire artists to think in new ways.)
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