The Arts Conference addresses a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. In coordination with the Institute of Cultural Capital, the 2012 conference invites discussion and presentations around the special conference theme – The Art of the Event. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts who will address this theme, speaking on their backgrounds in arts and major events such as the Cultural Olympiad, Capital of Culture, Commonwealth games, Art fairs, and Biennials.
The organisation invites prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. The organisation also encourages innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and Conference themes.
Conference presenters may include contributors in all areas of the arts – artists, educators, graduate students, curators, writers, theorists, researchers, arts administrators and policymakers – with presentations in all disciplines (visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary genres). This is a Conference for any person with an interest in and a concern for art practice, public art, art theory, research and policy, curatorial and museum studies, and art education in any of its forms and at any of its sites.
Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the Conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalized. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end-date.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)
ARS BALTICA presents an exhibition of comics created during the ARS BALTICA accredited Baltic Comic workshop. The exhibition which will take place within the event "Langer Tag der Kultur" can be seen in Rendsburg on 1 June 2013.