2023 Drama Australia Conference

Location: University of Newcastle

Dates: 2-3 June 2023

The 2023 National Conference, ANTIDOTE, aims to open up space for sharing innovative drama practice and research that acts as a creative remedy for the challenging circumstances of our times.

Our 2023 Conference theme foregrounds the radical praxis that drama education continues to offer in times of crisis and change. The wealth of research and practice shows that Drama provides the antidote to the fractured contexts we live in, offering remedy and insight, as we battle the poison of divisive politics, widening inequities and devastating climate crisis. We cannot be erased or ignored.

Call for Contributions

We are seeking creative teachers, innovators and practitioners at all levels who can strengthen our resolve, leadership and practice as vital and adaptable arts educators.

Call for Contributions: Close 3 March 2023

Click this link to submit your Contribution: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DTXDT53

2023 IDEA International Conference

IDEA in 2023 will be the International Conference on Performing Arts

Location: Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

Dates: 27 March – 1 April

During the Conference, the IDEA General Council Meeting will also be organised.

The Department of Performing Arts and Film (DPAF) at Makerere University will host the International Conference on Performing Arts in partnership with IDEA and Rostock University of Music and Theatre in Rostock, Germany. Between 400 – 500 participants from universities, colleges, and schools offering performing arts and film around the world are expected to attend.

The conference is planned by the Department of Performing Arts and Film (DPAF) as part of centennial celebrations for Makerere University and DPAF’s own commemoration of 50 years. You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate these historic events, and to share your professional knowledge and work experiences with us.

Conference papers and workshops are invited on the following topics: Theories and Aesthetics; Text and Performance; Practice and Context; Interculturality and Globalization; Performing Arts and University Education; Institutionalization, Curriculum, and Scholarship; Publishing the Performing Arts; Knowledge Production and Reproducibility; Performing Artists for Tomorrow; Digitalization and New Media.

Abstracts should be 250 words maximum. The end product is a book publication while digital material will be published on DPAF’s hence Makerere University’s e-Library resources.

IDEA members are especially encouraged to take part in the Conference since the GCM of IDEA will be held as part of the Conference in several sessions from 27 March – 1 April.

Detailed information on the Conference and associated events can be found at https://paf.mak.ac.ug/conference/

Ethiopian Airlines is the official International Conference on Performing Arts carrier. Follow this link to benefit fully from the Ethiopian Airlines – Makerere University relationship (Promo code- MDI23).

Other IDEA Updates

Adriana Nichting’s beautiful drawing of the last session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar that was held on the 28th of January with the IDEA President Sanja Krsmanović Tasić (Serbia), Vice-President Liliana Galvan (Peru) and our Co-Director of Projects and Concepts Tomas Leijen (The Netherlands).

You can watch the last session at the following link: https://fb.watch/iBUS7varAu/