CONFERENCE 

Announcing the Women’s Caucus for Art Conference 2022

Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact

50th Anniversary of the Women’s Caucus for Art

Chicago, IL February 17–20, 2022

 

This conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Our theme celebrates our strengths and accomplishments and explores how we are moving forward to embrace new agendas and support emerging voices. The conference will include panels, workshops, a national member exhibition, the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and festive celebrations of this historic anniversary.  Save the dates and plan to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.  A block of rooms will be reserved at The Hilton Hotel near the Art Institute. Save the dates! Details to come!

Call for Panel Proposals and Panel Chairs 

Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact

50th Anniversary of the Women’s Caucus for Art
Chicago, IL February 16 – 20, 2022

 

We invite you to submit a proposal for the WCA Conference in Chicago in February 2022. This conference celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Caucus for Art. We are seeking panel chairs and proposals that address the conference theme, Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our Impact. Harnessing the momentum of the recent change in America’s administration, the anniversary of the passing of the nineteenth amendment, and the women-led successes across the nation, our theme celebrates our strengths and accomplishments and explores how we move forward to embrace new agendas and support emerging voices. Conference proposals should connect with this theme.  Sessions are 90 minutes and may take the form of panels, roundtable discussions, or workshops.  You may submit a proposal for a topic, with participants to be determined later, or a fully developed panel. Areas of interest for the 2022 conference include but are not limited to:

Social Relevance –Artists as Agents of Change; Political Action and Social Justice; Gentrification and Artist Communities; Globalization

History and Development of WCA – Interviews with WCA Founders; Building on the Work of our Founding Members;
Advancing in Our Current Cultural Climate; Intergenerational Dialog toward Powerful Change

Chapter Development – Visual Presence on Social Media; Mentors and Models; New Communities for Artistic Enterprise; Collaborative Endeavors

The Business of Art – Valuing Your Work; Writing for Impact; New Media; Gallery and Curatorial Practice; Planning Your Legacy

 

 We encourage members with diverse opinions and backgrounds to submit proposals for the WCA 2022 conference. Presentations in traditional formats as well as hands on interaction, film, video, and performance are welcome. An individual may submit a 250-word abstract with title, which, if accepted, will be included in the conference as part of a session with others accepted in this category based on subject area or compatible content. If you propose a round table, please specify who would participate in this discussion. Proposals must be received by June 15, 2021.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 1, 2021. Note: the Call for Participation for sessions soliciting contributors will be posted between July 1 and August 15, 2021.  Individuals will submit proposals directly to chairs.  All chairs are responsible for notifying accepted participants and must finalize their session details by September 3, 2021. 

 

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 

Format: panel session, workshop, round table, performance, video, etc

Topic: brief description of theme and content, not to exceed 400 words

Images: include up to 5 digital images 

Contact information:  name, mailing address, telephone, e-mail, of panel chair and all participants 

-If your proposal includes panelists, names and resumes of all panelists 

DEADLINE: proposals must be received by June 15, 2021 to be considered 

SEND TO: Laurie Talbot Hall   lhlethall@nationalwca.org

 

ELIGIBILITY 

-Anyone may send a proposal/abstract, however, WCA membership is required of chairs and moderators. Panelists are expected to be WCA members.

 -Panelists must be prepared to provide for their own transportation, lodging and conference registration.

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Mailing Address

Women's Caucus for Art
PO Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013

Office

Women's Caucus for Art
640 Bartholomew Road–Rm 122A
Piscataway, NJ 08854 

Director of Operations

Karin Luner
k.luner@nationalwca.org
212-634-0007

WCA President

Laura Morrison
president@nationalwca.org