In Dialogue

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

Call for papers InDialogue 2016

Press Release: April 7th 2016 

Due to popular demand we extended the call until the 18th April 2016.

InDialogue 2016

1st December – 2nd December 2016

Hosted by Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange. Supported by Dance4 and Nottingham City Council.

The call invited performance, papers, presentations and provocations, creative and challenging responses that responded to the themes and contexts outlined below. Artists and researchers were encouraged to consider alternative ways to present work/research making use of the various venues and interstitial spaces, to intervene and compliment the structure and nature of the symposium (coffee breaks and the journeys between venues etc.).

We welcomed considerations on the themes below, although this is by no means exhaustive:

InDialogue and:

  •      Transcultural and mediated communication
  •      The artistry of conversation through time and space
  •      Participatory platforms and collaborative practice
  •      Artistic, curatorial, interactive and transdisciplinary practices
  •      Haptic and performative methods
  •      Research methodology, knowledge and production

Applicants were encouraged to respond to the call in a number of ways:

  •      Work in progress
  •      Experimental works that use the symposia as a means of testing out new ideas or      works
  •      Performance
  •      Academic papers
  •      Workshops

Apply online 

Deadline for proposals: 18th April 2016

Notification of acceptance: June 2016

For further information contact:

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

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For more information about the hosting venues and partner organisations please visit their websites: Nottingham Contemporary, 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 April 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 takes place in the city of Nottingham, UK. InDialogue 2016 is curated by founders Dr Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones with invited guest curator Rachelle Viader Knowles.

Programme Overview

Thursday 1st December 2016 

18.30 -19.00
Nottingham Contemporary
Welcome to InDialogue 2016 by Curators
19.00 – 20.00
Keynote Speaker, Nottingham Contemporary The Space

20.00 – 22.00pm
Evening of live works by invited international visiting artists. 
Curated by InDialogue and Dance4 at Nottingham Contemporary.

Friday 2nd December
9.30am – 18.00 pm
Nottingham Contemporary in The Space:day one of symposium

Saturday 3rd December
10.00am – 16.00pm
Venue to be announced

Followed by 
InDialogue communal evening meal at Playworks (included in ticket fee)

Sunday 4th December
10.00am – 12.00pm
InDialogue 2016 Brunch (optional not included in ticket fee)