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Posted by: International Community of Artist Scholars
Deadline: Thu, November 23rd, 2017

The 2nd annual ICAS conference January 19 - 21, 2018
San Francisco, California 


Conference theme: Beyond Justification

The International Community of Artist Scholars is an innovative, experimental, and playful platform for artists and scholars who inhabit the space in-between scholarship and artistic practice. ICAS speaks to the presence of many artist-researchers whose work does not t squarely into the classifications of “art” or “research.” As ICAS conference participants discovered at the first conference there are many different methods of doing art/research and most of us will face the (perceived or actual) need to justify our methodologies or practices in a professional context. What happens if you enter a space in which you do not have to justify your methodology? The 2nd ICAS conference invites you to present your work in an environment which allows you to move “beyond justification.”


We welcome workshop-, paper-, performance-, and alternative presentation proposals. The proposal packet should include: a 500-word proposal, a link to your website/homepage or a sample of recent research, a 200-word biography, a statement explaining why you are interested in taking part in the second meeting of the International Community of Artist-Scholars (ICAS) and a CV. Additionally, you are more than welcome to express your interest by adding sound files, links to a short lm or images of your work etc.


We are thrilled to announce that the conference (01/19 – 01/21/2018) will be partially funded by CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies). Accommodation in San Francisco will be provided, with conference space by the Center for Integral Studies. Participants will only have to cover a conference participation fee of $150, which will cover food and material costs to be paid in full by 12/20/2017, participants have to cover their own travel expenses.


Please send a conference proposal to by November 23rd, 2017. 



Due to the nature of the conference, placing heavy emphasis on community building processes, participation for our second conference remains extremely limited. Participants will receive information about their acceptance in early December 2017.


Posted on Tue, November 14th, 2017
Expires on Thu, November 23rd, 2017

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