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Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 16–18 June 2021 at The University of Western Australia, School of Design in Perth, Australia.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, creative practice showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2021 Special Focus: "Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global."


Dr. Ted Snell
Local Conference Co-chair 
Chief Cultural Officer and Director, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Dr. Kim Le
Local Conference Co-chair
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Design, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Dr. Barbara Formis
Research Network Chair
University Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Dr. Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Chief Social Scientist
Common Ground Research Networks, United States

Submit a proposal by
16 July 2020 *


*We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline.

Future Deadlines

Proposal Deadlines
Advance 16 Aug 2020
Early 16 Nov 2020
Registration Deadlines
Advance 16 Sept  2020
Early 16 Dec 2020

Useful Links

Scope & Concerns

Presentation Types

Registration Options

Emerging Scholar Awards

There's still time to participate in the 2020 Virtual Conference.

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