DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 - The deadline has now passed.


Artist-researchers working with language are invited to contribute to Practice Sharing, an online presentation of expanded approaches to language-based practice within the field of artistic research.


The focus on language within artistic research is considered from a broad and transforming perspective to include diverse fields such as visual arts, performance, film, theatre, music, choreography as well as literature; where language-based practices might include (as well as move beyond) different approaches to writing, reading, speaking, listening. The intent is not to define or fix what language-based artistic research is but rather to reflect how it is practised in its diversity.*

Submissions should specifically engage with language-based artistic research, and address both parts of the call (see right). The content submitted for Part I and Part II will be used directly for the Practice Sharing, so please take time to really consider how best to communicate in a way that offers insights into your overarching language-based enquiry, as well as sharing/showing how this manifests within specific practices. Submissions will be considered for publication in Autumn 2020 and contributors will be informed in early October 2020. There will be some editorial process/conversation prior to publication. This first phase of Practice Sharing will be launched at the end of October 2020.

* Whilst the aspiration is to be truly open to the diversity of artistic researchers working with language-based practices, submissions that are in any way discriminatory will not be accepted. 



Submission details


Part I — Statement (250 words max)

Please send an outline/statement addressing how language-based interests and practices feature within your own artistic research approach, an overview or flavour of your research explorations, questions or lines of enquiry.


Part II —  Specific Examples

How is your practice? How does your enquiry in-and-through language-based artistic research manifest in specific practices and examples. 

Outline one or two examples from your own artistic- or practice-based research — focusing on specific language-based ‘practices’ (in other words: specific processes, approaches or methods; ways of working, constellations of activity or framing patterns; particular projects or lines of enquiry-in-practice) through the following:

For each practice: 

1. A short title that summarises/evokes each practice;

2. A written introduction for each practice [250 word max]; 

3. 1-3 images per practice (300 dpi, jpg format, 3 MB max), video [mov. or mp4 for video, max. 3 minute] or audio [wav. or mp3 for sound files, max 3 minute] showing/sharing some aspect of each practice (if appropriate).[An image plus a sound file is also an option]. Please include a credit caption for each image or image series (name, title, date of work, copyright etc.)  

4. A web link enabling the reader to find out more about the named practice (if appropriate).


Where to send:

Please send submissions to emma.cocker@ntu.ac.uk, using the phrase 'practice sharing submission' in the email subject-line. In the case of large files, please send by wetransfer.com