Journal of Arts and Communities
Call for submissions

 ISSN: 17571936, published by Intellect

Principal Editor:
Stephanie Knight, lecturer & artist/researcher &
Associate Editors:
Hamish Fyfe, University of South Wales
Greg Giesekam, writer & formally University of Glasgow
Call for Submissions
Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and
The Journal of Arts & Communities is dedicated to researchers and practitioners
from around the world who wish to increase the understanding and development of the socially engaged arts.
In partnership with the Knowledge Exchange Network on Participation and Engagement in the Arts, the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA), and with the Cultural Participation Fund (FCP) from Netherlands, the Journal of Arts & Communities announces a Special Edition dedicated to Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and engagement, which will be published in Winter 2015.
There is a Guest Editorial Team for this Special Edition who will work in
partnership with the Journal of Arts & Communities editorial team. This team
includes Leila Jancovich, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Arts and Festivals
Management, Leeds Metropolitan University; Teunis IJdens Senior
Researcher at the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and
Amateur Arts - LKCA); Professor Franco Bianchini, Leeds Metropolitan
University and Jan-Jaap Knol, Director of the Cultural Participation Fund,
who join Stephanie Knight, Principal Editor of the Journal of Arts &
Communities and Hamish Fyfe and Greg Giesekam who are Associate Editors.
The knowledge exchange network on participation and engagement in the
arts (@ARTSKEN) exists to debate issues of policy and practice, share existing
research and support new work, investigate models of good practice and
challenge current thinking. It is funded by Arts Council England and the
Economic and Social Research Council, and it aims to:
- create a climate of collaboration between different research disciplines as
well as between research, policy making and practice
- develop international comparative analysis
- contribute to the development of practice amongst individual artists, arts
and community organisations
- inform policy by broadening the network to include policy makers and
professionals from a wider arena than normally covered by arts networks,
- maximise the impact of the network through collaboration or partnership
with think tanks and Non Governmental Organisations
- contribute to the development of policy for a more vibrant and fairer society
The Journal of Arts & Communities encourages a wide range of contributions
and contributors, including, but not limited to, the following: essays pursuing
original lines of inquiry, raising challenging issues about the field, or
documenting innovative work; interviews with practitioners or debates
between practitioners and/or theorists; case studies of individual practices or
projects, particularly those which have a broader significance in relation to
ongoing concerns in the field and those which provide opportunities for
project participants to reflect upon their participation; photo-essays or other
forms of project documentation; accounts of innovative training practices or
approaches to evaluation and critical reflection; reports on conferences or
proposals to publish more extended proceedings. Beyond our normal book
review section, we also welcome proposals to discuss particularly significant
publications which might merit fuller discussion.
Details for Contributors
Although we are open to discussion on the length of specific contributions,
prospective contributors might observe the following guidelines as to length:
- Discursive articles tackling broader issues of theory or practice or
introducing particularly significant practice: up to 6,000 words, although
we may agree to extend this in exceptional circumstances to 10,000 words;
- Interviews, debates and case studies: up to 4,000 words;
- Photo-essays, or other forms of visual project documentation – up to eight
pages of visual documentation;
- Reports of conferences: up to 1,500 words; we may also agree some visual
documentation, where appropriate. Proposals for more extensive
conference proceedings should be discussed prior to submission;
- Book discussions, Notes and Queries: up to 750 words.
Contributors should follow the Harvard referencing system for citations and
include a list of works cited at the end of the article. Explanatory footnotes
should be kept to a minimum.
Illustrations and images are welcome. Photographs can only be accepted as
production-ready, high resolution electronic images in JPEG, TIFF or PDF
Minimum resolution for images is 300 dpi. All illustrations and images
should be accompanied by a caption and numbered. Images should be sent in
the order in which they are expected to appear in the article. It is the
contributors’ responsibility to obtain copyright permission, where necessary,
to reproduce images.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail in Word format to the Principal Editor You are welcome to discuss proposed
articles in advance of submission; in particular, we encourage practitioners
who may wish to explore ways of documenting their practice to get in touch
to discuss possible approaches.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th February 2015.
All submissions will be sent to the panel of guest peer reviewers for
assessment of their suitability for publication in these special editions.
The views expressed in the Journal of Arts and Communities are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors or the Editorial
For further details on submission guidelines please consult the Intellect
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