Workshop, Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada, 27–29 June 2018
Opening Session, Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Imperial College London, London, UK
Conference Dinner, Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Welcome Reception, Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Parallel Session, Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver, Canada 27–29 June 2018

Founded in 2000, the Arts in Society Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing 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. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions

Research Network Chairs

We are thankful for the leadership of the following Research Network Chairs.

Barbara Formis

Barbara Formis

Current Chair and Editor

(2016 -)

Mario Minichiello

Mario Minichiello

Chair and Editor

(2006-2016)

Tressa Berman

Tressa Berman

Founding Chair and Editor

(2006-2008)

Spanish Research Network Chair

Dra. Pilar Irala-Hortal

Dra. Pilar Irala-Hortal

Current Chair and Editor

Conferences

  • 2006 - The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2007 - University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
  • 2008 - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, UK
  • 2009 - Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy
  • 2010 - Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 2011 - Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 - Art and Design Academy, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  • 2013 - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014 - Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 2015 - Imperial College, London, UK
  • 2016 - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2017 - The American University of Paris, Paris, France
  • 2018 - Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2019 - Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2020- NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland (Virtual)
  • 2021- The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (Virtual)

Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on The Arts in Society has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

Sir Brian McMaster

Sir Brian McMaster

Director, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, UK
(2006)

Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy

Director, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
(2009)

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago

Artist, New York City, USA
(2009)

Suzanne Anker

Suzanne Anker

Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA
(2011)

Nina Czegledy

Nina Czegledy

Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
(2013)

Ruth Catlow

Ruth Catlow

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Furtherfield, London, UK
(2015)

Etienne Turpin

Etienne Turpin

Co-Director/Co-Principal Investigator, PetaJakarta.org, Jakarta, Indonesia
(2016)

Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
(2016)

Delfim Sardo

Delfim Sardo

Professor, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
(2019)

Partners

Over the years, the Arts in Society Research Network, has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: