24 July 2017
Women in the Creative Arts (10-12 August 2017) - conference update
The School of Music at the Australian National University in Canberra hosts an innovative research conference 'Women in the Creative Arts' on 10-12 August 2017. This event highlights the creative work of women in music, film, dance, theatre, visual art and literature.
Women play a growing and increasingly visible role in the creative arts, contributing to the development and creation of new artistic works, often lacking mentorship and networking support systems. This conference provides a unique platform for research professionals to gather, present their methodologies, discuss contemporary issues surrounding the creative arena, and propose strategies to enhance and enrich their working lives as strong members of an international cultural and artistic voice. The conference program includes research papers, a film screening, lecture recitals, panel discussions, keynote speeches, presentations of new creative work, and a conference recital of new works for piano trio.
We look forward to welcoming delegates and practitioners from around the globe. The range of papers to be presented includes research in historical musicology, presentations of new collaborative works, an app trial in development and lecture recitals exploring the creative process. Panel sessions include discussions on gender parity in the creative arts, developing the next generation of creative women and the dissemination of new works in the field. Keynote addresses by industry practitioners include Musica Viva, and the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. We welcome two keynote speakers, Professors Cat Hope and Liza Lim for their talks about gender equality and privilege, and re-routing power relationships in music.
The ensemble in residence is the dynamic Muses Trio, a group of vibrant women musicians dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by women. The conference recital will highlight seven new compositions, chosen from a global call for scores.
This event will celebrate the richness and diversity of creative work by women, across multiple art forms. The depth and diversity of research presented is testimony to the dedication and commitment of women working in the creative arts. The conference schedule and registration links are available here.
The conference is supported by the College of Arts & Social Sciences, and the Gender Institute at the Australian National University, and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Women in the Creative Arts - conference information (music.anu.edu.au/news/women-creative-arts)
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