A Carnival of Feminist Cultural Activism: Conference and Festival

Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, UK.
3-5 March 2011


We welcome proposals for a three-day international festival and conference of presentations, performances, exhibitions, academic papers & workshops.

The carnival is designed to offer a huge variety of activities, from zine
workshops to digital events; from skill sharing to alternative bands; from
open mic sessions to scripted plays; from radical stitching to interactive
installations; from comedy to academic papers.

We welcome people new to presenting and performing as well as those with
years and decades of expertise and experience.

We ask: can feminist art* change the world and, if so, how?
and we invite responses from activists, artists and academics.

*street theatre :: poetry :: music :: knitting :: zines :: digital fiction
:: podcasts :: dance :: performance :: painting :: puppetry :: frock-making
:: weaving :: gardening :: cooking :: sketches :: pottery :: blogs :: song
:: cartoons :: writing :: comedy :: sculpture :: posters :: comics ::
tweeting :: and so on

The event is designed to generate action as well as debate, and to inspire,
celebrate & challenge understandings of women, grassroots art & politics.
It is a deliberately open invitation – surprise us!

We welcome provisional ideas as well as full proposals. Please send draft
ideas asap, and full 300-word proposals for papers, panels, exhibitions,
workshops and performances plus a 50-word biography, by 31 October 2010.


E: carnival@feminist-cultural-activism.net

P: Carnival of feminist cultural activism
Centre for Women’s Studies
University of York
Yo10 5DD

W: www.feminist-cultural-activism.net

See website for further details or email if you have queries.

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