Gender Diversity in Music and Art

Deadline: 5 April 2019
Contact: Tarsh Bates
Email: [email protected]

16-19 July 2019
University of Western Australia

Hosted by the Conservatorium of Music, this four-day international conference will focus on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Spotlighting otherwise under-recognised contributions to the development of music and art, Gender Diversity in Music and Art will both showcase and discuss the representations of this work in academia, industry and the everyday. The conference draws together the discussions that emerged from the Women in the Creative Arts (ANU 2017) and Gender Diversity in Music Making (Monash 2018) conferences. A cross-section of artists, art forms and academics will meet to share work and experiences and build opportunities for gender equity across these fields. Join us to share a wide spectrum of activity in this area including academic research, current industry approaches and discussions, and creative work.

Keynotes and artists in residence include Jennifer Walshe, Shoeb Ahmed, Robyn Schulkowsky, Vanessa Tomlinson, Sandy O’Sullivan, and more to be announced.

Papers, lecture-recitals and panel proposals are welcomed from people of all genders, as well as creative works (compositions, performances) by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Submissions by First Nations artists and scholars are particularly encouraged. Submissions are welcomed for:

* 20 minute paper presentation
* 20 minute lecture-recital
* 20 minute panel proposals (maximum of 4 speakers)
* Creative works duration 5 – 10 minutes

Submit a single document including a 250 word abstract, list of technical requirements and a 100 word biography. Please include any additional access requirements as appropriate. Information on diversity in your submission can be found here .

Submissions are due 5 April 2019 via the conference website:

Conference Committee: Louise Devenish, Sarah Collins, Cecilia Sun, Ionat Zurr, Tarsh Bates, Shoshana Rosenberg
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