Call for Submissions



call for choreography

2019/2020 Season Deadline: March 5, 2019

  • Previously performed works: We are looking for pieces that can be set on our dancers with few changes from the original choreography. Currently we are an all-female company.
  • Choreographer must be available to come to Bellingham to set the piece on the dancers (many times pieces can be set over one weekend). Rehearsals for our fall show typically begin in June. Setting rehearsals take place June-August. Boarding for choreographers will be provided upon request.


Young People’s Theatre invites proposals for our “Children, Youth, and Performance Conference”, which will be held in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

The deadline to apply is February 16th. The CFP follows and I’ve also attached a PDF version.

Building on the success of last year’s Children, Youth, and Performance Conference, which included workshops, performances, presentations and panels from experts across the country, and abroad, this year’s conference will bring together scholars, performers, and practitioners in a unique and interactive exchange of knowledge.  Presenters and participants will have opportunities to discuss research innovations and practical methods, examining the future applications and implications of performance work with, by, for, and about children and youth. This peer-reviewed conference puts performance research to work, examining its effects on the lives of young people.


We welcome proposals based on cutting-edge research, theories, and practices which focus on any of this year’s themes:

1. Decolonizing Theatre by and for Young People
2. Methods and Practices for Participatory Drama
3. Interdisciplinary Performance with Young People
4. Innovations in Drama-Based Research
5. Performance for Social Change

Each proposal should outline the presentation’s purpose, method, findings (for case studies and panels), and what will take place during the session. Please clearly indicate which conference theme your proposal best fits into, and which of the following formats your presentation will take:

Case Studies (15 minutes): These presentations should discuss case studies and projects relevant to one of the above conference themes. We welcome interactive, innovative presentation approaches, veering away from traditional ‘lecture-style’ paper presentations.
Interactive Workshops (45 minutes): Workshops should be directly relevant to one of the conference themes, and welcoming to participants with varying levels of performance or research experience. Please ensure your workshop carefully adheres to the allotted timeframe (including all required set-up and/or take-down), as sessions will be back-to-back. Workshop presenters are responsible for their own materials and set-up. Please clearly indicate space needs (empty room, chairs, tables, etc.), and the specific activities that will take place.
Panels (25 or 45 minutes, depending on panel size): We welcome panel proposals of three or more participants, showcasing initiatives and projects relevant to one of the above conference themes. Panels may include any combination of researchers, practitioners, performers, and/or young people, in a collaborative, discussion-style format.
Performance Excerpts (up to 15 minutes): We welcome short performances, derived from research projects or advocacy initiatives, addressing one of the conference themes. Within the allotted timeframe, each presentation should include a short performance (such as a monologue or scene) followed by a brief talk-back. We strongly encourage proposals that include child and youth presenters. All presentations of this type must fit within the allotted timeframe (including all required set-up and/or take-down). Performances should be flexible for a variety of potential spaces (such as a classroom or studio) and should indicate specific resource needs (chairs, music stands, etc.).

Your proposal should be no longer than one page, clearly stating the presentation title (20 words max.), presenter name(s), affiliations, contact information, and bio(s) (100 words max.), the appropriate conference theme, the presentation format (workshop, panel etc.), and summary (300 words max.). Proposals must be sent directly to Abigail Shabtay, Conference Chair and YPT Scholar-in-Residence at no later than February 16th, 2018 at 4pm EST. Inquiries about facilities/accessibility can be directed to Marjie Chud, Acting Associate Artistic Director – Education, Accepted presenters must register and confirm attendance by the registration deadline to be included in the program schedule (registration details will follow letters of acceptance).

About Young People’s Theatre YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences – the first and largest of its kind in Canada. Over the past 53 years YPT has staged many of the most important plays that form the canon of work for youth in our country. The enriched learning experiences of YPT’s Education & Participation Department also provide young people with opportunities to develop their whole being. At Young People’s Theatre we strive for a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – giving them the chance to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.

UCLA Design Media Arts is launching a Journal of critical theory and emerging media! I am excited to announce our first call for submissions!  We are looking for theoretical and critical texts, interviews, reviews, projects, and experiments that engage with contemporary conversations surrounding emerging and experimental media in the arts. Please consider applying!

We invite proposals that specifically, broadly, or abstractly, address the theme of “flat.” All submissions must be received by April 1st.

The following types of original, new or previously published writing are welcome: works of theory, criticism, scholarly research, interviews, and reviews of or relating to the intersection of visual and conceptual art, technology, and/or media. Works of fiction and poetry will also be considered, but will not be the majority of accepted content. The following content types and corresponding word lengths are recommended:

  • Short Critical Essays – 1200 – 1500 words
  • Long Form Feature – 2500 – 10,000 words
  • Column / interview / review – under 1200 words

Other experimental content types may be accepted. Direct questions to with subject line “JOURNAL INQUIRY”

Final Submissions Due April 1 should include:

  • Abstract (100 – 500 words)
  • Full plain text document (.rtf, .doc, .html, or google doc are preferred)
  • Author’s CV
  • Links to author’s site or other published relevant works
  • Any useful supporting images / media


For consideration, please e-mail your paper, 10 to 12 pages in length, as a Microsoft Word attachment to mtdgradrep@gmail.comby February 1, 2019. Please include a cover page with your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information, but remove your name from the body of the essay.

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The 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Ohio Union.

Events taking place during the 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival include:

Poster Presentations, Oral Presentations, 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Creative Arts Symposium

For more information on the Festival events, eligibility and how to apply, please visit here. The deadline to apply for the 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival is February 1, 2019.

National Dance Education Organization
NDEO’s 2019 National Conference in Miami, Florida
The Creative Process: Choreography, Choice-Making, and Communication
Wed. Oct. 23 – Sat. Oct. 26, 2019
Call for Proposals / Presenters

Submission Deadline February 1, 2019

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Spring Undergraduate Research Festival + 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Application Opens: Monday, January 7, 2019
Application Closes: February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm

The 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Ohio Union. The Festival will include Poster Presentations, Oral Presentations, and a 3-Minute Thesis Competition. More information on eligibility, submission guidelines, and the Festival can be found here.

Creative Arts Symposium

Hosted in conjunction with the Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)

Application Opens: Monday, January 7, 2019
Application Closes: February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm

The 2019 Creative Arts Symposiums, hosted in conjunction with STEP, will be an additional event during the 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival. The Symposium will provide students with creative inquiry projects to share their work through performances, exhibits, and displays. More information on the Symposium can be found here. Please note, details are still being developed!

Images of Research + Arts Competition

Application Opens: Monday, January 7, 2019
Application Closes: February 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Images of Research + Arts Competition is an interdisciplinary exhibit competition with the goal of showcasing the breadth and diversity of research and artistic endeavors undertaken by OSU undergraduates. For more information on the Competition, please visit here.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Application Opens: January 7, 2019
Application Closes: February 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduate who seek to carry out a research or creative project in their field and have not received funding to support their involvement in a research or creative project. More information on the URAP can be found here.

Karen A. Holbrook Fund

Application Opens: January 7, 2019
Application Closes: February 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Karen A. Holbrook Fund is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates to support international research or creative projects during Summer Term, 2019. For more information, please visit here.

Call for Papers
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:
The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance
Deadline: February 1, 2019
For consideration, please e-mail your paper, 10 to 12 pages in length, as a Microsoft Wordattachment to by February 1, 2019 . Please include a cover page with your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information, but remove your name from the body of the essay.
More information>>>

National Dance Education Organization
NDEO’s 2019 National Conference in Miami, Florida
The Creative Process: Choreography, Choice-Making, and Communication
Wed. Oct. 23 – Sat. Oct. 26, 2019
Call for Proposals / Presenters
Submission Deadline February 1, 2019
Download the Call for Proposals Document

Dance Studies Association Call for Proposals for the 2019 Dance Studies Association Conference at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, August 8-11, 2019. The theme for the conference is “Dancing in Common”.

What might it mean to speak about “the common” or “the commons” in relation to dancing bodies? How do long-standing ideas about the common good or common property inflect past and present practices? What opportunities might dance and its concomitant registers of embodied exchange and identity offer in solidarity to emancipatory modes of sociality? Thinking about our different experiences and understandings of the commons, we gather in Chicago to reflect, move and create.

The call for proposals invites a broad array of submissions to the conference. Submissions are due January 15, 2019 with instructions available on the conference website. Click here to submit your proposal.

Presentations may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Commons and canons
Cultural commons and the public sphere
Intellectual property and the commons
Media and the commons
Relationships between the commons and institutions
Ethics of difference, belonging, and solidarity
Theorizing the (un)common
All questions, including regarding access, should be sent to

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

The 2019 Program Committee

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summits bring together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects.

Apply Now 

CALL FOR LGBTQIA+ Artists/Teachers/Performers for Excessive Realness 2019!
Excessive Realness, a dance intensive geared toward LGTBQIA+ dancers and performing artists, is calling for LGBTQIA+ teachers/artists/performers for the second dance intensive in the Boulder/Denver area either June 13th-16th or June 20th-23rd, 2019. For information about Excessive Realness check out our website HERE!

The deadline to apply is October 31st.

Artists will be compensated for teaching and performing at the final performance entitled, The Spill. The amount is contingent upon 1) how many participants sign up for the workshop and 2) the amount of financial support we receive. Along with this compensation, artists will receive a small travel stipend.

Dancing Wheels Company Call for Emerging and Mid-Range Disabled Choreographers
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 
Performance: June 14, 2019, Cleveland OH

In the upcoming 2018/2019 season, Dancing Wheels is pleased to announce that we will be presenting a full evening concert entitled “Reverse * Reboot * Reveal”. As part of this project, we will commission three disabled choreographers to create new works on the Dancing Wheels Company and engage in the opportunity to learn or further develop their craft in the realm of physically integrated dance.  The three categories of choreographers are Advanced, Mid-Range and Emerging. We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Marc Brew, Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, has accepted our commission of his work in the category of Advanced Choreography.

32nd Annual Festival Flamenco Alburquerque
the New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium
Paper and panel proposals accepted through September 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm MST.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, the New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium is a biennial event that is a comprehensive gathering of theorists, practitioners, artists, patrons, and members of the public, each providing a unique opportunity to discuss various aspects of the art form of flamenco, including its history in New Mexico and abroad. We invite faculty, staff and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in the New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium. This event is open to the public, providing academic and practical learning opportunities as well as access to the world’s foremost flamenco scholars, historians, and artists. The purpose of this conference is to supplement traditional means of education with fresh ideas in the ever-evolving world of flamenco arts.

Application and details here:

CONFERENCE THEME: This year’s conference theme is “In Time: The Past, Present, and Future of Temporality in Flamenco.” We seek to facilitate discourse surround “time” as it has related and currently relates to flamenco, focusing on the impact of history and historicity, the process of transmission, moments and impacts of historical moments of fissure, and understandings of time throughout the history, educational, and presentation of flamenco. From an ethnomusicology perspective, this could include discussions about flamenco time signatures, ideas about how time is practiced, and influences and development in use of time.

PROPOSALS: We seek proposals that are informative and relevant to the field of flamenco, supported by theory and research. We are interested in presentations based in the following topics: flamenco dance, music, performance, pedagogy, costuming, and criticism. Topics may relate to flamenco history as well as to contemporary flamenco. Presentations may be made in English or Spanish per presenter preference. An English translator will be provided for Spanish-speaking presenters.

Questions? Please contact Annie D’Orazio at this email address or the office of the National Institute of Flamenco at 505-242-7600.


Western Michigan University Department of Dance
seeks applicants for its fifth biennial National Choreography Competition

The winner receives a $5000 prize and will create a new work for WMU dance students to be performed at the department’s Winter Gala Dance Concert.  Additional performances may include the WMU Dance New York Showcase at Gibney in May 2020.

Applications & Supporting Materials Due Nov 1, 2018
Finalists announced Nov 21, 2018
Winner Announced Dec 10, 2018

Apply Here! 

THE DAN DAVID PRIZE – Tel Aviv University 

Call for Prize Nominations 2019 
November 30, 2018
The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service, and business. 

Call for Scholarship Application 2019 
March 10, 2019
Each year the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students.

Elevation Arts Collective Inc. (EAC)
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Elevation Arts Collective Inc. (EAC) is a non-profit organization with an arts & culture focus. EAC promotes careers in the arts by offering training, mentorship, and career opportunities within the arts to minority youth ages 13-21 in the Franklin County North Linden community who have experienced; homelessness, low-income households, poverty, single-parent homes, or behavioral issues. Our mission is to make thriving arts careers more accessible to underprivileged youth, provide safe spaces for positive and creative expression, and to encourage academic excellence.

Call For Proposals | International Performing Arts Conference in Austria!
Conference Dates: 17 – 21 December, 2018
Location: Austria

We are honored to invite you to 2018 IUGTE Conference!
Share you work with the world at the International Performing Arts Conference!

Topics: Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts Administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology

“Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.
The conference creates international, multicultural and multidisciplinary platform for exchange and collaboration between academics, performing artists, arts managers, producers, musicians, designers and teachers.

Our goal is to explore the bridge between the world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions and modern innovations.

The conference will take place in the green heart of Austria – Steiermark. The venue is located at the territory of the 15th century castle, which is today the modern international arts centre.
The conference working language is English.

More details:

Great event for performing artists who would like to participate in highly practical Physical Theatre Lab
and then learn many more with more than 14 teachers
coming from all over the world to share their art, knowledge, methods, techniques and performances at the IUGTE Conference!
And all of these in less than 10 days!

International Physical Theatre Lab  and
International Performing Arts Conference “Theatre between Tradition and Contemporaneity”
Dates: 13-21 December, 2018
Location: Retzhof Castle – Austria

Students will deeply investigate Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, M.Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and Stanislavsky’s “Physical Action”,
with experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, directing and research in intercultural groups and projects, Ostrenko Brothers,
and learnmany more with performing arts academics coming from around the world!
Last year the Conference connected Speakers and participants from over 40 countries!

View more at:

Call for Papers & Reviewers

The International Journal of Online Graduate Education (IJOGE) welcomes scholarly research for and by higher education stakeholders, including students, faculty members, administrators, practitioners, researchers, employers, and policymakers. We also seek reviewers for the journal. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on topics relating to the master’s and doctoral levels of online education. There are no publication fees and all articles are open source. The IJOGE is not a predatory journal and aims to uphold the highest levels of research ethics and integrity.

To learn more about IJOGE, visit their site here –

If you have questions about the suitability of your research for the journal or wish to be a reviewer, contact Dr. David Ison, Editor at

Call for Papers: Encountering the Body
The Ohio State University, History of Art Department
2018 Graduate Symposium: April 6-7, 2018
Keynote: Joan Kee, Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art
at the University of Michigan
The body has been a compelling source for artistic production in every
period. Whether focusing on the corporeal body or manifestations of it,
understandings of the body can range from its symbol as a metaphorical
sacrament to its concrete form within painting, photography, film, and
sculpture. “Encountering the Body”, the 2018 Art History Graduate Symposium
at The Ohio State University invites papers that investigate how the body
has been conceptualized. Submissions should consider theories that have
shifted our understanding of the body and its continuously evolving
definitions and interpretations. Our conference attempts to examine a wide
range of dichotomies from the material to the immaterial, the
representational to the conceptual. We welcome papers that address these
issues from a broad variety of periods, disciplines, and geographical

We are honored to have Professor Joan Kee from the University of Michigan
as our keynote, which will take place on the evening of Friday, April 6,
2018 with student presentations the following day on April 7th.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Bodies as material objects
• The materiality of corporeal experiences
• The commodification of bodies
• Racial bodies
• Personification, embodiment and anthropomorphism
• Bodies as vessels
• Digital and non-material bodies
• Camouflaged and surveilled bodies (presence/absence)
• Queer and gendered bodies
• Lived experiences and corporeal practices
• Political bodies

Graduate students at any stage of study, working in the field of art
history and related disciplines, are invited to submit an abstract (300 words max.) for a 20-minute paper, along with a current C.V. by December 15, 2017. Please include the title of the presentation, as well as your level of graduate study in your submission. Selected participants will be notified by January 19, 2018 with the final presentation paper due no later than March 23rd. We look forward to your submission. Please send all materials to along with any questions you may have.

2018 OhioDance Festival and Conference “Dance Matters: Pathways from Past to Present”
April 27-29, 2018
Ohio State University, Dept. of Dance, Columbus Ohio
Call for Proposals

  • This is a call for proposals for master classes, workshops and panels. Dance teachers in all disciplines and from all venues are eligible to submit proposals to conduct master classes, workshops and panel discussions. Studio space will be available plus pianos and sound systems which play CDs or iPods. All studios have marley and sprung floors. We encourage proposals relevant to the dance matters theme and dance education topics. The theme of the conference is “Pathways from Past to Present”. The theme will focus on connections between historic, traditional cultural and today’s popular dance forms.

Call for Performances

  • Ohio-based professional and College choreographers/performers are eligible to submit an application for The 2018 OhioDance Festival Performance on Saturday, April 28, 2017, 7:00pm. Held at The Ohio State University, Sullivant Hall, Barnett Theatre. This is an opportunity for chosen applicants to produce professionally staged dance, receive valuable input and feedback from dance professionals, producers, audience members and critics, and to work with a marketing and public relations professional to promote work through a variety of media outlets. A panel of dance professionals outside of Ohio chosen by OhioDance will adjudicate the pieces to be performed through portfolio review.

Call for Papers: American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (AIJHSS) is a Bi-monthly online, peer-reviewed and open-access journal which is published by Center for Global Research Development (CGRD). Center for Global Research Development is an independent virtual Research Center has been working for creating and nurturing talents in USA and Bangladesh since its inception. CGRD delivering supports and services to education and research in all over the world. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.

Call for Proposals: 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Jan., 23-28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Call for Submissions: 2nd​ ​Annual​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Wisconsin​ ​Gender​ ​and​ ​Women’s​ ​Studies​ ​Symposium, “Bodies​ ​of​ ​Resistance” ​
​March​ ​2-3,​ ​2018
University​ ​of​ ​Wisconsin,​ ​Madison ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Submission​ ​Deadline:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​November​ ​22,​ ​2017
What do we mean when we say “resist?” Is it simply refusal, remaining steadfast in opposition to something that has force behind it? Does resistance indicate the inability to be impacted by something, as one might describe rocks that do not erode? Or, for some bodies, is mere existence in a system in which they were not meant to survive an act of resistance? Dictionaries and technicians would, doubtlessly, come up with a list of definitions, and yet, it seems now especially the term has taken on a slew of meanings that it maneuvers in and out of inconspicuously. The Second Annual University of Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium is interested in tracking what this means and how bodies have historically resisted and continue to do so in a plethora of ways just as diverse as resistance itself. We are seeking graduate papers, social justice projects, creative writing, and art and performance pieces that examine bodies and the way that bodies and people resist. In addition, we are also seeking 1-2 panel(s) of undergraduate research/ creative work/ social justice work relating to the same themes. Of particular interest are the ways that already marginalized bodies have navigated opposition and oppression, be they queer, black and brown, disabled, trans, nonbinary, and any other bodies that have been regulated and harmed by hostile forces.

To submit a proposal, please email a 200 word abstract and tentative title in PDF format along with your full name, university, standing in school, and department to​ by Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Please also include any technology needs (PowerPoint, etc) or accessibility needs (wheelchair accessible room, gender-neutral bathrooms, allergen concerns, etc) you may have in this email.

Call for Papers 2018: Journal of Dance Education
National Dance Education Organization
The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research study manuscripts to the Journal of Dance Education are eligible for prize consideration. The successful article will be published in JODE, along with information identifying the author as the prize recipient. The recipient also receives an honorarium that may be used for NDEO membership, conference costs, Online Professional Development Institute fees, and other professional services.
Submission and Information

Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: QUALITATIVE INQUIRY IN TROUBLED TIMES Call for Proposals
May 16-19, 2018
The theme of  the 2018 Congress is “Qualitative  Inquiry  In Troubled Times.”  These are troubled times. The global right is on the rise,  north, south, east, west. It is  setting  the agenda for public discourse on the social good. In so doing it is narrowing   the spaces for civic  discourse. A rein of fear is on the rise. Repression is in the air: Brexit, the Trump presidency,  global protest. Dissent is silenced. The world is at war with itself. The moral and ethical foundations of democracy  are under assault. The politics may be local, but the power is global, the fear is visceral. We are global citizens trapped in a world we did not create, nor want any part of.

Call for Papers: Special Issue- Voices of Notators: Approaches to Creative Scores, Journal of Movement Arts Literacy
Writing a Labanotation score, or any type of movement score, is a form of research, a deep analysis of the inner workings of a choreographer’s dance-work or mover’s creative ideas. Using notation, the score creator translates movement into a symbol-based score of what happens in the dance and also analyses the themes, ideas, and qualities of the movement, in order to compose a score that reveals the theoretical underpinnings of the spirit of the work. Each notator brings her/his own analytical skills to the process of capturing or creating a dance-work. Each dance-work also requires that the notator attend to the salient features of the work that drive the spirit of that dance. In this Special Issue, we invite notators to share their unique process of entering into the creation of a score, and sharing how that process transforms them as researchers and analysts. We are interested in all forms of movement notation.