Arts Citizenship - NSCD Conference 2024

Call for contributions

Arts Citizenship: Where and how the arts contribute to a better society.

This conference seeks to address how notions of arts citizenship can bring new agendas to research. We invite proposals that invest in developing an understanding around what arts citizenship is and what it can do for a city and its cultural contents, as a result of building new alliances between diverse publics, research communities, artist networks, educators and learners. In 2017, Leeds created and implemented a culture strategy. This conference aims to build upon “the rich and varied discussions had at the time, the research into how cities across the world respond to, support and utilise arts and culture”. The conference format will facilitate discourse in relation to transformation, identity, what we do, who we do it with and who we do it for.

Leeds is the 3rd largest city in the UK. It is a strong university city with a long history of culture, education and arts-based collaboration. In addition to the qualities of our universities and colleges, the city is a hub of transformation, knowledge exchange and research, making it an ideal host for this conference.

Dates: 11th (in-person) & 12th (online) January 2024 (HE conference)

Venue: Northern School of Contemporary Dance (in partnership with Leeds Beckett University & Dance HE)

Deadline for submissions: noon, Friday 17th November 2023.

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If you have any questions regarding this event or submitting a proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact Darren Carr, NSCD Vice Principal and Director of Studies.