“Ekphrasis: A Collaboration Among the Arts” 2012 Inaugural Conference call for proposals



The Greater Denton Arts council presents Ekphrasis: A Collaboration Among the Arts. October 11-13, 2012

This inaugural conference has a special focus on collaborative possibilities in the arts. It is designed to discover and explore the artistic impact when intertwining the disciplines of visual art, dance, music, and the written word. It is aimed at those with an interest in and vision of the significant relevance that artistic collaborations and interdisciplinary approaches can have throughout the community.

Ekphrasis (from the Greek) is generally considered to be an experience in which one medium of art attempts to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form. Through this process the artworks, in combination, take on even greater relevance. Almost any artistic media may be the subject for this type of expressive collaboration.

Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. To obtain additional information about the conference, either visit the GDAC’s website, www.dentonarts.com, or call 940-382-2787.

Call for Proposals

The 2012 Ekphrasis Conference Committee of the Greater Denton Arts Council seeks proposals. Proposals for presentations (individual or panels) are sought which address the following topics:

Arts and Cultural Tourism

Arts in Education: Interdisciplinary Connections

Arts and Communities

Arts Advocacy

Public Art and Public Policy

Arts and Heritage

Session Format 

Fifty minutes, including time for discussion, will be allowed for each presentation. Multiple presenters will share the time. The use of visuals is strongly encouraged. Audio visual equipment and technological support will be provided.

Proposal Submission 

Proposals should include the following:

a. Personal Information for all presenters (indicate individual who is the primary presenter)



Telephone number(s)

E-mail address(es)


b. Topic (from above) that the presentation will address

c. Title of the presentation

d. Type of presentation (paper/panel/workshop/other)

e. 250 word abstract of the proposed content of the presentation

Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Specific proposal guidelines and other requirements may be viewed online at www.dentonarts.com


Please send all proposals to:



Greater Denton Arts Council

Ekphrasis: A Collaboration Among the Arts

400 East Hickory

Denton, Texas 76201

(940) 382-2787

Take the A-train to The Center for the Visual Arts! Connect to the A-train from DART’s Green Line at the Trinity Mills station. Find out more atwww.mya-train.com .

Additional information can be found at http://www.dentonarts.com/ .

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