Deadline 30th March 
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1st Carnival of Invention
Art & Reseach for Social
Action Conference
Call for Submissons


The 1st Carnival of Invention: Art and Research for Social Action

University of Brighton, Falmer Campus, Friday 15th June 2018

Call for Submissions

Deadline 30th March

Carnival of Invention are now inviting submissions for the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network.  This event is aimed at: academics and doctoral students from the social sciences, arts, humanities, business and beyond; arts practitioners, including poets, visual artists, theatre practitioners and comedians; and members of community/third sector organisations.  Representatives of all of these groups are welcome to submit applications to present at the Carnival.  This event is an opportunity for us to share our ideas, resources, experiences, and ways of working, with regard to participatory and arts-based research/interventions.  We are especially interested in projects and methods which strive for social change and social justice.

Sessions can take the form of performances, workshops, presentations, discussions, debates, network events, panel discussions, or other knowledge/skill exchange activities.  We are particularly keen to encourage innovative and creative forms of presentation, which break out of the ‘chalk-and-talk’ mode that typically dominates conferences, and to encourage submissions from groups who are under-represented at academic conferences.  All submissions will be reviewed by a conference committee, which includes a panel of artists, academics and professional/public sector workers.

Full submission and conference details can be found here: