International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative
contemporanee

コンテンポラリー
パフォーミングアーツ
国際ネットワーク

Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Call for contributions: IETM Fresh Perspectives #7 - Arts & Disability

Gatekeepers as a term, alludes to notions of permission or of “allowing” something to occur. Life is built and structured around permissions and “gatekeeping”. In the context of the arts, I think of “gatekeepers” as those who foster and nurture the aspirations of artists and those who do not. What are the criteria for the gates to be held open, who gets “let” in, who is forced to stay scratching at the door? (Dan Daw, October 2016)

We are pleased to announce a call for contributions for a new issue of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives series. This most recent publication, supported by the British Council, will explore and interrogate notions of Arts and Disability; the research will be a collection of responses to provocations given by co-curators and authors of the text, Kate Marsh and Jonathan Burrows. 

Historic research into disability and the arts has often focussed on creating opportunities for disabled artists. We suggest that new research must engage with the question of how disabled artists are now shifting and progressing sectors of the arts through new discourse and autonomous practice. Furthermore we propose that a shift is also taking place, whereby the physical status of a performance artist need no longer necessarily be the thing that defines them, or their work. 

This publication seeks to offer a new perspective on disability in various artistic contexts. By privileging the artists voice and experience, the research will present the ‘real’ experiences of those invested in this area of artistic theory and practice. Combining exchanges with invited artists and responses to this call, this publication will focus on practice rather than disability.

Please send your thoughts about some or all of the following questions:

  • Acknowledging that as curators we are mediating the voices of contributors and are to an extent gatekeepers of this publication. Who are the gatekeepers to the public stage or power structures in the arts and how do these roles impact on artists from a range of disciplines? 
  • Is it useful to consider a model wherein disability arts is a sector in its own right and what would this mean for disabled artists?
  • Do disabled artists really want their work to be always in a situation of challenging existing notions of the normative?
  • How has the practice of disabled artists shifted and contributed to theory and practice in the arts? 

We invite you to give your personal response and to send a short description of your work, or any practice(s) or performance(s) you've been involved in/informed about, dealing with these topics. 

Submit

Deadline for sending contributions: 1 December

Picture: Welly O'Brien and Kate Marsh in "Famuli" Photo by Matthew Niemc