a collaborative research project that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice

InDialogue 2019 Call for Participation

InDialogue 2019

NOVEMBER 19th – 21st 2019

DAY 1 DERBY:Derby Theatre & Déda

DAY 2 LINCOLN: Mansions of the Future

DAY 3 NOTTINGHAM: Nottingham Contemporary

InDialogue is back, and this time it is inviting artists and researchers to participate in the interrogation of dialogue across 3 cities in the Midlands, UK.  Over the course of 3 days, InDialogue-ers will activate the cities of Derby, Lincoln and Nottingham through papers, workshops, performances, happenings, artist-led labs, live music, eat together, dance, debate, create installations and interventions.

This 4thiteration of InDialogue brings together UK and International based artists and researchers to push the boundaries in thinking about the use of DIALOGUEand SITE within PRACTICE, across the disciplines of art and design.

We invite proposals that will activate the temporary occupation of a variety of regional cultural venues   Derby TheatreDédaS.H.E.D , Mansions of the Future, Nottingham Contemporary. The call seeks to harness the potential movement of InDialogue through the region in a variety of contexts to afford further examination of dialogic practices.

We also invite participants to propose works, happenings and activities to occur on the InDialogue bus that will transport participants between the 3 cities, or for the mobile art space S.H.E.D.,the Social Higher Education Depot commissioned by In Good Company & the University of Derby.


InDialogue encourages abstracts and proposals for papers, interventions, performances, papers, roundtables for all venues (see here for more details), InDialogue bus journeys between venues, coffee and communal meal times. However, it is important to advise applicants that InDialogue has limited resources and technical support and does not offer funding for artists or others to show or create new work. We are able to provide support in kind, and have written letters of support for those wishing to apply for grants or needing evidence for visa applications etc.

InDialogue 2019 will also be the subject of a special issue for international publication and will feature contributions from selected artists, researchers – participants to the event.


6.00 pm (GMT) FRIDAY 1st March 

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL via the application form.

Notification of Selection:  22nd March 2019

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For more information please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.

We will shortly be announcing the InDialogue International Artist Residency programme which will be delivered in partnership with Dance4and In Good Company.

Registration charge* and details will be announced shortly.

*There will be a small registration charge to attend InDialogue events which covers basic costs. This is will be announced when registration opens. InDialogue offers a platform to share work, acting like a symposium, and does not offer artists fees. 

InDialogue is a collaborative research project that has been established to provide opportunities for artists and researchers to enter into a dialogue with one another, test out and share ideas. The event is made possible through seed funding and funding in kind from our multiple partners, it operates on a non-profit basis and we aim to keep attendance costs to a minimum (2019 ticket prices TBC).

The full programme and associated Journal for InDialogue 2019 will be announced early summer 2019.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you

Heather and Rhiannon.


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Documentation 2016

InDialogue 2016

Day 1 : Nottingham Contemporary

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Photographs by Tom Kilby featuring Grant Kester (Keynote), Steve Swindells (Chair), Heather Connelly, Rhiannon Jones,  Elena Cologni , Luigi Galimberti, Saskia Holmkvist, Rachael Colley and Nuala Clooney,  Tom Estes, Frank Heather,  Caroline Horton and Jacqueline Taylor, Daniel Hunt,  matthews and allen,  Sam Metz and Abigail Parsons, Tychonas Michailidis, Jake Moore and Jade Williams, Sally Morfill and Ana Čavić, Katarina Rankovic, Suzanne Palzer and  Gaby Saldanha.

Performance  Evening

Co-curated with Dance4

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Photographs by Dani Tagen featuring Sally Doughty and Lisa Kendall and Michael Pinchbeck

Day 2: New Art Exchange

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Photographs by Dani Tagen, Johrah Al-Homied and Christian Kipp featuring Steve Swindells (Chair), Heather Connelly, Rhiannon Jones,  Boseda Olawoye,  Helen Varley Jamieson, Rachelle Viader Knowles, Katherine Wimpenny, Stuart Allen, Sally Doughty and Lisa Kendall, Linda Duvall, Sarah Green, John Hammersley, Petra Johnson, Garrett Lynch,  Francesco Mazzarella and Gavin Rogers,  Zoë Petersen,  Dan Scott, Joanna Sperryn-Jones and Craig Newsome, Arlene Tucker and Anastasia Artemeva and Gemma-Rose Turnbull.



InDialogue 2016

InDialogue are pleased to announce the guest speakers, performers and presenters for 2016:

Guest Speakers:

Keynote: Professor Grant Kester (University of California)

Chair: Professor Steve Swindells (University of Huddersfield)

Curatators: Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones

Guest Speakers: Dom Breadmore, Elena Cologni Luigi Galimberti, Saskia Holmkvist, Boseda Olawoye,  Helen Varley Jamieson, Rachelle Viader Knowles and Katherine Wimpenny.

Performers: Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische and Lisa Kendall, Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, Michael Pinchbeck and work in progress by Chloé Déchery and Jane McKernan 2016 InDialogue resident artists.


Rachael Colley and Nuala ClooneyLinda DuvallTom EstesSarah Green, John Hammersley,  Frank Heather,  Caroline Horton and Jacqueline TaylorDaniel Hunt, Petra Johnson, Garrett Lynchmatthews and allen,  Francesco Mazzarella and Gavin Rogers Ella McCartneySam Metz and Abigail Parsons, Tychonas MichailidisJake Moore and Jade WilliamsSally Morfilland Ana ČavićKatarina Rankovic, Zoe RobertsonNatalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris, Suzanne Palzer, Zoë Petersen, Gaby SaldanhaDan ScottJoanna Sperryn-Jones, Steven Baldwin and Craig Newsome, Dani TagenArlene Tucker and Anastasia Artemeva, and Gemma-Rose Turnbull

2 days tickets  £40

Thursday Dec 1st ticket£20

Nottingham Contemporary (ticket inc. performance and refreshments)

Friday Dec 2nd ticket £20

New Art Exchange  (ticket inc. refreshments and lunchtime meal)

To register please visit:

Draft Programme – Overview

Thursday 1st December 2016 

09.30 – 22.00

Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

09.30 – 18.30

with a keynote by Grant Kester

19.00 – 22.00

Evening of live works by invited international visiting artists.

Curated by InDialogue and Dance4 at Nottingham Contemporary.

Friday 2nd December 

9.30 – 17.30

New Art Exchange

39 – 41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham NG7 6BE

To register visit:

*Please note that Thursday and two day tickets include the performance evening, which is an integral part of the symposium.

** For information on venues and directions please visit:

***Full programme will be available shortly

InDialogue Performance Evening

In partnership with Dance4, InDialogue has invited artists who are making creative and challenging live works in the UK and internationally to present their work.

The performance evening will celebrate what it means to be in dialogue, considering diverse approaches to practice.

Artists include Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische and Lisa Kendall, Caroline Horton and Jacqueline Taylor, Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, Michael Pinchbeck and work in progress by the 2016 InDialogue resident artists.

Performance evening:
Tickets: £10 (full) £8 (concessions)
Duration: 3 hrs (approx.)
Suitable for 16+

The performance evening is new for 2016 and is part of the wider InDialogue symposium.

InDialogue is a two day biennial International Symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice, this year the symposium will take place on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Tickets for the full symposium can be booked via eventbrite:

Tickets for performance evening only are available from Dance4.



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.


For further information contact:

(N.B. we aim to answer your enquiries within 5 days)

Further information about this event and its previous iterations is available online:

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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.



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.