In Dialogue

An International Symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice



InDialogue is a biannual International Symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice.

InDialogue is a series of interdisciplinary events including presentations, discussions, communal meals, performance/live art showcases taking place across the city of Nottingham. Our aim is to create a dialogue between the different applications and understandings of the term ‘Dialogue’, considering differences, commonalities, and how diverse approaches to understanding and articulating the theme can lead to new ways of thinking and making.

The call for participation in 2016 is now closed and all artists and researchers have been notified. Applicants were reviewed by Nottingham Contemporary, Dance4, New Art Exchange, Nottingham City Council and InDialogue.


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For more information about the hosting venues and partner organisations please visit their websites: NottinghamContemporary, Dance4 and Nottingham City Council and InDialogue.


Attendance: InDialogue was created as a supportive platform for presenters to share their research, to provide an opportunity for artists and researchers to engage with each other in a transdisciplinary, international environment conducive to making new connections. Therefore presenters and delegates are expected to be present and to participate in all 3 days of the symposium, encouraging interaction and to develop an ongoing dialogue between participants 
Costs: Please note that there are no artist’s fees associated with this event and presenters will have to pay a nominal fee to attend this event, in addition to covering their own travel and accommodation.

InDialogue is supported in kind by the venues and the costs cover some refreshments and a communal meal. We are in the process of applying for funding and details of the conference fees will be announced in March 2016. We have negotiated discounted rates on local hotels and letters of support/invitation for successful applicants to use to raise their own funding.

InDialogue 2016 will take place in the city of Nottingham, UK. InDialogue 2016 is curated by founders Dr Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones with this years invited guest curator Rachelle Viader Knowles.


Visit the archives for  In Dialogue 2012 and InDialogue 2014 where you will find images, bios and live footage from the symposia. You can also watch footage from Nottingham Contemporary and read more about the symposium proceedings.

InDialogue was founded by Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones, with the first iteration in 2012 with guest curator Viviana Checchia. The second symposium took place in 2014 with guest curator Rebecca Beinart.