Democracy and the Arts: Artists in a Global World – 28 March 2017 7pm

Democracy and the Arts: Artists in a Global World

is taking place on Tuesday March 28 7pm

at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road (Shoreditch High Street Overground / Liverpool St underground).

The series will explore the opportunities and challenges Brexit poses for people working in the arts. In the first event, speakers will explore the implications of immigration, cosmopolitanism, national identity and borders for the artists and arts.

Tickets are available from the Rich Mix website:

Speaking about this event, Munira Mirza, formerly Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture at the GLA, says: “The June 23rd referendum raised lots of important issues which affect the arts as much as anyone else. The debate about immigration and freedom of movement was one of the most heated, with many Leave voters caricatured as Little Englanders. However, for many people, leaving the EU offers a chance to develop a new approach to internationalism and a more humane and fair immigration system. It’s vital that the arts engage in these discussions, as they testify to the power of global relationships.”

Munira Mirza will be joined by Jo Glanville, director of English PEN, Manick Govinda (Head of Artist Advisory Service and Producer at Artsadmin), Mark Ball (outgoing artistic director of London International Festival of Theatre) and artist Eca Eps (aka Sarah Peace). The panel will be chaired by Alastair Donald (Future Cities Project).

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CFP: JAWS Journal deadline 7th November 2016

JAWS, the Journal of Arts Writing by Students is the first publication of its kind in the UK, entirely written by, edited and peer reviewed by current students and first year graduates. They are primarily aimed at MA and MRes level but also welcome submissions from PhD and BA students.

The journal is published by Intellect Books and the journal’s team are currently seeking submissions for their forthcoming issue, the deadline for which is Monday 7th November 2016.  JAWS would love to invite writing and works from Birkbeck School of Arts students, especially as Dr Sophie Hope will be involved with writing the guest editorial.

Full guidelines for submissions can be found on the JAWS website 

The Call for Papers details are here.

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