CFP: Measuring Equality in the Arts Sector: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Measuring Equality in the Arts Sector:
An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September, University College Cork
CALL FOR PAPERS
Measuring Equality in the Arts Sector (MEAS) was established in 2018 to monitor and report on equality in the arts sector in Ireland, with a particular focus on the literary arts. The objective of MEAS is to highlight representational inequalities in the arts sector, including gender equity, artists with disabilities, artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming artists, and other marginalised groups. Supported by the Irish Research Council, MEAS is delighted to host a symposium at University College Cork, bringing together researchers, academics, professionals and practitioners across the arts sector in a two-day event of knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration. The event will include interdisciplinary panel discussions with confirmed speakers from Arts Council Ireland, ADI (Arts Disability Ireland), Banshee, Fair Plé, Fired!, IPRA (Irish Poetry Reading Archive), NOT4U, Poetry Ireland, Sounding the Feminists and Waking the Feminists.
The organisers welcome abstracts of 300-400 words from interested parties on the outlined topics, or others related to the symposium theme.