Deadline: Friday 9 April 2021
As part of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Conference 2021, which will happen online and is co-hosted by Liverpool Hope University, 6th-10th September 2021, we welcome proposals to exhibit artworks and/or documentation arising from Practice as Research (PAR) projects in and across theatre and performance disciplines. Selected digital material (audiovisual or other suitable formats) will be exhibited on the TaPRAGallery website.
The curation team invites responses to the theme of off balance, especially as it might relate to a diversity of bodies – institutional, political, social, economic, biological, organic, elemental – in PaR.
Something happens when a body (systemic, organic, biological, elemental) is set off balance: an unsettling, a slipping (in/out), a loss of trajectory even as the action continues on. This state can manifest the activation of a different equilibrium, or the precarity of “keeping going”. In this condition, bodies might start shaking, shivering, vibrating, falling, but also holding, hanging, resisting and refusing in order to find new potentialities. Such states of in-action can be powerfully destabilising in a way that becomes a transformative force; nonetheless there is risk involved in these shifted circumstances, positions, conditions, which requires the development of new relations.
Responses may address (but are not limited to) that which is:
Please send the following via email with the subject line ‘TaPRA PaR Gallery 2021’ (in a PDF/Doc or similar):
If you have any questions about this call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Proposals must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 23.59 on 9th April 2021.
Please email all abstracts (no more than 300 words in length), an additional few sentences of biographical information and precise details of the audio-visual technology you will need to make your presentation.
Please include an optional 2nd choice of Working Group (this can also include the TaPRA Gallery, where appropriate). If we are unable to accept your proposal, we will then pass it on to your 2nd choice for consideration. Your proposal will not be less likely to be accepted by our Working Group if you indicate a 2nd choice.
Please note: You may only submit a proposal to one working group (or else the PaR Gallery) for this conference, proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
We will inform you whether or not your proposal has been accepted as quickly as possible, and will offer brief summary feedback to all proposals that could not be accommodated. If we have passed your proposal on to your 2nd choice of Working Group, we will let you know this as well. Please note that putting together a full draft schedule for the conference is a complex process, and therefore your patience while this process is ongoing, and prompt responses to acceptances are much appreciated. Convenors will have completed their draft schedules by 17th May 2021.
Full Price Early Bird: £65 + £35 (TaPRA membership) = £100
Concession Early Bird: £33 + £17 (TaPRA membership) = £50
Full Price Standard: £85 + £35 (TaPRA membership) = £120
Concession Standard: £43 + £17 (TaPRA membership) = £60
The registration costs above will pay for digital infrastructure and administrative support for the conference, alongside fees for the keynote speaker and artists contributing to the programme.
Please note: All presenters must be TaPRA members, i.e. registered for the event.
Concession rates apply to all postgraduate researchers, unwaged, unaffiliated, and retired researchers, and staff on contracts of either less than .6FTE or else fixed for less than 12 months. These categories apply to the attendee’s circumstances on the first day of the conference.
Please note: only one proposal may be submitted for a TaPRA event. It is not permitted to submit multiple proposals or submit the same proposal to several Calls for Participation. All presenters must be TaPRA members, i.e. registered for the event; this includes presentations given by Skype or other media broadcast even where the presenter may not physically attend the event venue.