Journal of Arts & Communities (Journal)

ISSN 17571936 , ONLINE ISSN 17571944

The Journal of Arts & Communities seeks to provide an inclusive platform for the critical examination of creative collaboration between artists and people from a range of communities in different places and contexts. Interdisciplinary in approach, the peer-reviewed journal focuses on practice, policy and research related to issues arising from artist/community engagement.

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Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Arts & Communities is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that seeks to provide an inclusive platform for the critical examination of practices which may be described as community, socially engaged or participatory arts. This encompasses a field of work defined for this purpose as incorporating active, creative collaboration between artists and people in a range of communities, and within communities themselves. The journal takes a cross-artform and interdisciplinary approach, including work created through performance, theatre, visual arts, crafts, writing, moving image and digital media. By documenting otherwise ephemeral work and encouraging contributions from under-represented cultures and communities, the journal aims, in part, to embrace a diversity of voices and function as an archive of these practices.

Submissions

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All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
 
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Peer Review Policy

All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous, anonymous, external peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.

Ethical Guidelines

The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.

Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca


General Call for Papers 

The Journal of Arts & Communities (JAAC) invites contributions from scholars, researchers, artists and practitioners from around the world who wish to increase the understanding, development and impact of participatory and socially engaged arts. We would like to encourage a wide range of contributions and contributors, including, but not limited to, the following: original research articles, discursive essays raising challenging issues about the field, case studies documenting innovative collaborative or participatory work; interviews with practitioners or debates between practitioners and/or theorists; case studies of individual practices or projects, particularly those which provide opportunities for project participants to reflect upon their participation; photo-essays or other forms of project documentation; accounts of innovative methodologies, 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 critical reviews of festivals, exhibitions, performances and other significant events.

Details for Contributors:

Although we are open to discussion on the length of specific contributions, prospective contributors might observe the following guidelines:

  • Original research articles and discursive essays: up to 6,000 words;
  • Interviews, case studies, debates and accounts: up to 4,000 words;
  • Photo-essays, or other forms of visual project documentation: up to eight pages;
  • 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 reviews and reviews of festivals, exhibitions, performances and other significant events: up to 1,500 words. Following standard practices, the Journal editors require one hard copy for book reviews.

Illustrations:

Illustrations and images are welcome. Photographs can only be accepted as production-ready, high resolution electronic images in JPEG, TIFF or PDF format. Minimum resolution for images is 300 dpi. All illustrations and images should be numbered and accompanied by a caption. Images should be labelled in the order in which they are expected to appear in the article and the placement of images should be indicated in the text. It is the contributors' responsibility to obtain copyright permission, where necessary, to reproduce images.

Manuscript guidelines:

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. For further guidance on the presentation of manuscripts please check the Intellect Style Guide which can be found on the Information for Journal Editors and Contributors page of the website.

All submissions will be blind reviewed by referees with relevant expertise. The final decision to accept or reject submissions is made by the editors.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price. 

Opinion:

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 Board.

Special Issue Call for Papers

There are no special issue CFPs at this time.

 

Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

Editorial Board

Michael Balfour
University of New South Wales, Australia

Cara Courage
Global placemaking leader, cultural and creative sector consultant-director and researcher, United Kingdom

Rea Dennis
Deakin University, Australia

Roz Stewart-Hall
Research and evaluation consultant, United Kingdom

Stephanie Knight
Independent artist/researcher/writer, Scotland

Petra Kuppers
University of Michigan, USA

Tomaž Krpič
Ljubljana University, Slovenia

Ali Maclaurin
Freelance theatre designer and lecturer, United Kingdom

Hinda Mandell
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Nela Milic
University of the Arts, London

Paul Newland
University of Worcester, United Kingdom

Monica Prendergast
University of Victoria, Canada

Peter Wright
Murdoch University, Australia

Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

 
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Co-Editors

Emma Shercliff
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
eshercliff@aub.ac.uk

Elaine Speight
University of Central Lancashire, UK
espeight@uclan.ac.uk

Taiwo Afolabi
University of Regina, Canada
taiwo.afolabi@uregina.ca

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