Call for Participation

Call for Papers: Art & Sound Symposium, 23-24 June 2017

Theme: ‘Craft’

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Craft: Skill, expertise, mastery, talent, knack, flair, ability, artistry, art, handicraft, handiwork, workmanship, technique

Following a highly successful pilot, Art & Sound is happy to announce its return on Friday 23rd June & Saturday 24th of June 2017. We welcome contribution by academics and practitioners from across the arts, centring around notions of ‘craft’. A focus is placed upon examples of craft within music, sound and performance; however, it is an aim of the symposium to bring together a range of art forms to explore cross-/inter-disciplinary possibilities.

The areas of contribution indicated here are neither exhaustive, nor prescriptive. But we challenge those submitting to find creative alternatives to the traditional talk-focused symposium session.  Innovative — and achievable — ideas for the sharing of research and artworks will be considered if outlined clearly and concisely.

The following areas for contribution are sought:

  • Creative presentations on recent practice and research; including, but not limited to, delivered talks, posters, and PechaKucha-style presentations;
  • We welcome all art from all artistic disciplines
  • Site-specific work;
  • Workshops;
  • Galleries and installations;
  • Sound-art and electroacoustic music
  • Works in progress within the areas above can be considered

A number of workshops will also take place over the two days where delegate participation is encouraged. These workshops will lead to creative events scheduled for the Saturday evening that participants will be able to perform in. More information will be released in due course.


Abstracts should be submitted electronically with a biography and contact details to by Sunday 19th of March 2017.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 400 words, with biographies no more than 100 words in length.

Proposals for artworks and installations must include precise technical instructions.

All artists are responsible for the setup of their own work. Our technical support is limited so please factor this into your proposal.

About Art & Sound:

Art & Sound is a series of symposia funded by De Montfort University, Leicester with a special focus on initiating discussion across disciplines and art forms, and has become an environment in which new professional relationships between academics (both established and early-career) and practitioners are made.

For more information about the event, please contact us at :


Thinking of attending? Art & Sound remains free to participants and those seeking to attend to network and gain new knowledge. Spaces will be limited, however, so once available be sure to get your registration information sorted quickly!