Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society

'The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society'

Imperial College London
London, UK
22-24 July 2015


Conference Focus

The purpose of the annual Arts Conference is to create an intellectual platform for the arts and arts practices, and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types) addressing the Arts in Society through one of the following themes:

Arts Education  Arts Theory and History
New Media, Technology and the Arts Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Special Focus for 2015: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society

We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in the Arts Collection may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.


Special Focus for 2015: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society

Digital technologies are engendering new platforms to produce, distribute and display art. The work of art, as a category of labor, in the age of networked society is often argued though a grammar of participation, collaboration and peers. Online galleries and publishers are also seen to allow for greater access to the products of the work of art. Moreover there is a perceived newfound autonomy of the artist as distributor of content and message. In addition to its usual broad range of themes on the relation of the arts to society, the 2015 conference will explore the ways in which digital technologies have altered the way that the work of art, as a category of labor, and art objects themselves, are perceived, conceptualized and theorized.


Submit a Conference Proposal

To learn more about preparing and submitting your conference proposal, including guidelines, deadlines, and "how-to" information, go to Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.


Conference Details

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