The Atlantic Cultural Space: New Directions in Heritage and the Arts
Call for Papers
How can arts and heritage help shape the future of the Atlantic region? The “Atlantic Cultural Space” is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to strengthen affinities in the Atlantic arena, defined broadly to include the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, the Eastern Seaboard states, as well as international points around the Atlantic basin. We invite artists, curators, academics, officials and private sector representatives to help chart new directions and a new image for Atlantic cultural development.
To this end, the conference invites submissions on a wide range of practical, theoretical and historical themes:
How will the arts and heritage be incorporated in economic development strategies for the Atlantic arena?
What are the cultural implications of globalization and new technologies?
What should be the relative weightings of built heritage and the living arts in Atlantic cultural policies?
How can a critical understanding of the “tourist gaze” and the “folkloric” lead to new directions in cultural tourism?
How can cultural networks be fostered, including francophone links within Atlantic Canada?
How can Atlantic Canada renew and develop its cultural infrastructure with appropriate architecture and cultural human resources? What are the priorities?
What role will aboriginal arts play in regional cultural development?
How can arts and heritage be strengthened in education and professional training?
Regional and cross-national issues concerning the status of the artist.
In order to accommodate a broad array of presenters, the conference will include round-table discussions as well as papers presented in panel sessions. The program committee also welcomes proposals for other types of presentations.
Please note that presentations of papers are limited to twenty minutes; panels and round-table discussions may take up to ninety minutes per session. Multiple sessions on the same theme will be considered. Proposals must be postmarked by December 7, 2001.
Guidelines for Submitting Proposals:
When proposing a panel, individual paper, round table discussion or any other type of presentation, please include:
Your name and complete contact information.
Description of panel theme (maximum 300 words).
If known, names of panelists and titles of papers, including institutional affiliation (if applicable) and complete contact information.
Please indicate name of panel chair.
b) Individual papers:
Abstract (maximum 250 words).
Complete contact information, including institutional affiliation (if applicable).
c) Round-table discussions:
Discussion theme (maximum 300 words).
Names of participants and proposed participants, and complete contact information.
Indicate moderator (if known).
d) Other presentations (e.g. workshops, demonstrations):
Description (maximum 300 words)
Names of participants and proposed participants,) their roles in the presentation, and complete contact information.
Please indicate audio-visual equipment required for each presentation. Please note that video and multimedia projection equipment will be available (presenters to supply their own personal computers).
Abstracts accepted by the Committee will be translated (up to stated maximum lengths) in French and included on the website and in the bilingual conference program. Proceedings of the conference will be published.
Proposals may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail (no faxes please) to Atlantic Cultural Space Committee, New Brunswick Arts Board, 87 York St., Fredericton NB, Canada E3B 3N4. All proposals must be postmarked by December 7, 2001.
We invite you to visit www.artsnb.ca for further information regarding the conference, which will include a number of cultural events, a career fair, and addresses by influential keynote speakers.
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