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Claiming Creativity

28 October 2009

Columbia College Chicago

ELIA and Columbia College, Chicago are announcing a symposium in partnership:

Claiming Creativity
Art Education in Cultural Transition
Chicago, 21-24 April 2010.

Registration has opened today and so has the call for submissions. The site is one to watch too: from 18 January on, the abstracts for presentation will feature on a forum, and for each subject we have two moderators that will set the discussion going even before the conference begins.You can read it all, of course, on the website, but right now we just wanted to point your attention to the

Call for submissions
Deadline: 1 December 2009

With this call for submissions, we hope to encourage colleagues from the arts but also from many other relevant disciplines to consider contributing to the Claiming Creativity Symposium.
Submissions should be written to stimulate dialogue and relate to a specific topic area, keeping in mind the overarching theme of the symposium. Each topic has two or three sub-topic discussion foci. Please specify the sub-topic area of your proposal. We invite submissions in the form of paper or oral presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. Other innovative formats will also be considered.

A special feature of Claiming Creativity is the symposium online forum, which will be available beginning 18 January 2010 and will lead into the Chicago event. Successful proposal abstracts will be posted to the online forum for discussion by other symposium participants. These online discussions will provide additional ideas for special sessions of the symposium in Chicago designed around the web forum discourse. A journal of symposium findings will be published through one of Columbia College's academic presses.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is Tuesday, 1 December 2009. Applicants will be informed Monday, 18 January 2010.

Proposals must include:

  • An abstract of 400 words to stimulate dialogue and relate to the aims and focus of the Claiming Creativity Symposium

  • A summary of no more than 100 words; please indicate the title of the presentation

  • A prompt of three statements/questions for discussion after the presentation

  • A short c.v./biography of no more than 200 words that will provide the review panel with an overview of your career and your teaching, practice and/or research interests and publications


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