This knowledge community is brought together around a common shared interest in the role of the arts in society. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round online relationships, a family of peer reviwed journals, and book series – exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include artists, academics, educators, administrators, advocates and policy makers, curators, researchers and research students.
Our community members and first time attendees come from all corners of the globe. The Conference is a site of critical reflection, both by leaders in the field and emerging artists and scholars. Those unable to attend the Conference may opt for virtual participation in which community members can submit a video and/or slide presentation with voice-over, or simply submit a paper for peer review and possible publication in the Journal.
The Arts Community enables members to publish through three media. First by participating in the Arts Conference, community members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums – a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of the Arts in Society provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard.
The second publication medium is through the book series The Arts in Society, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.
The third major publishing medium is social media platform, Scholar, constantly publishing short news updates from the Arts in Society Community, as well as major developments in the various disciplines of the arts. You can also join this conversation at Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our email Newsletter.