Creative Process Working Group CFP

07 November, 2019 by Luk Van den Dries | 0 comments

Creative Process Working Group CFP

Call from the Creative Process - Genetics of Theatre Working Group for the IFTR Conference in Galway 2020

How is theatre/dance/performance created? What are the resources, techniques, or tools that artists rely upon when developing their work? What kinds of labor precede the moment when art is made public? What were the artist’s initial intentions and how did he or she attempt to give shape to them? How are these documented? How does the context in which he or she has to create influence the working methods? When does a performance begins and when does it end? 


The Creative Process Working Group studies the genetics of performance: we are interested in the pre-performance to understand better the meaning of a work of art, as well as its significance within an artist’s oeuvre and performance history in general.

If your research is related to any of these questions, please feel free to join the next meeting of our working group during the upcoming IFTR Conference which will be held in Galway (Ireland) from 13 to 17 July 2020.


Submission information

Proposals for paper presentations for our Working Group must be done through the official conference website:


Please note that the deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday 31 January 2020. As the system is automatized, proposals will not be accepted after the deadline.


We also would like to remind you that, in order to submit a proposal and to participate in the conference, you must be a member of the IFTR. The website will offer the possibility to become a member once you go to “Abstract Submission.”


Once the call is closed, all proposals will be forwarded to the conveners of the working group. By mid February, we will send an official email to notify you whether your proposal has been accepted.


It is important that you indicate the name of our Working Group when you register for the conference (“Creative Processes: The Genetics of Theatre  / Processus de création: Génétique de la Représentation”).


You will be asked to provide:

·      A title of your presentation;

·      A summary of max. 1.500 characters in French (and, if possible, also in English)

·      A biography of max. 500 characters in French (and, if possible, also in English).


Without excluding English, our working language is French. 

For information on bursaries please check the following link:

Application for bursaries should be made before December 15th2019. 


For more information about the Creative Processes working group please contact the conveners:


Sophie Proust (CEAC, University of Lille):


Luk Van den Dries (University of Antwerp, Belgium):

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