Call for nominations for AAANZ book and PhD prizes

Deadline for book prize nominations: 28 June 2019
Deadline for PhD prize nominations: 4 October 2019

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) invites nominations for its 2019 prize awards for the best in Arts writing and research in Australia and New Zealand. Award categories include prizes for books, catalogues, artist books, indigenous art writing and an award for recently completed PhD graduates. Those wishing to nominate publications for a prize must be a member of AAANZ or affiliated with museums that have AAANZ institutional membership.

Symposium: Correct, but not beautiful performance II: Deciphering the hidden messages in 19th-century notation (call for papers/ recitals: 21 June 2019)

Call for papers/recitals: 21 June 2019
Event dates: 23-25 September 2019
Event location: Festsaal MDW, Vienna, Austria

This three day symposium hosted by Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) as part of an ARC Discovery Project Grant, will focus on exploring the hidden messages in 19th-century notation and in experimentally applying well-documented 19th-century expressive practices in performance.

Keynote speakers are: Professor Clive Brown (University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna); Professor Neal Peres Da Costa (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Professor Robert Toft (University of Western Ontario).

Prospective applicants (from all musical disciplines) are invited to submit a proposal/abstract for presentations (25-45 mins) including papers, lecture recitals, workshops and panels.

Book Launch: JS Bach in Australia

Launch date: 6pm, 13 June 2019
Location: Tallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne

Michael Pearce S. C., Honorary Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Melbourne will formally launch a new book published by Lyrebird Press which aims to provide greater understanding of the contexts, challenges and personalities involved with mounting and sustaining performances of Bach’s music in Australia. The launch will include musical performances.

Fulbright Scholarship applications (deadline 15 July 2019)

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2019

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships at postgraduate, postdoctoral, scholar and distinguished chair levels to Australian citizens wishing to take part in academic and cultural exchange by pursuing research or study at a US institution.

AAANZ Conference: extension to call for sessions (new deadline 10 June 2019)

Call for Sessions Deadline: Extended to 10 June 2019
Conference dates: 3-6 December 2019
Event location: University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) has extended the deadline for session proposals for its next conference to be held in Auckland NZ. Calls for papers for sessions is expected to open on 21 June 2019.

EoI for QUT Artist in residence program at The Cube

Applications close: 5 July, 2019
Event location: QUT, Brisbane

QUT Precincts invites creative practitioners to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for The Cube 2019 Artist-in-residence program. The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, located at QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. Proposals should provide a concept outline and presentation ideas for an innovative digital project which can be displayed on The Cube screens.

Call for sessions | Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Conference

Conference date: 3-6 December 2019
Call for sessions deadline: 31 May 2019
Event location: University of Auckland

The AAANZ is calling for sessions for its 2019 conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference will have four themes: Agency; Embodiment; Exchange; and Ecologies. The themes are deliberately non-prescriptive to allow for multiple readings and understandings. The call for sessions will close on 31 May and calls for papers for these sessions and for postgraduate papers will open in June.

Call for Papers | Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture - 19th International Conference of Association RIdIM

Conference dates: 13-15 November 2019
Call for papers deadline: 30 April 2019
Event location: Hobart, Tasmania

Musicians and artists rarely operate in complete isolation. Throughout history they have negotiated power structures and geographical circumstances, and these factors remain influential in the digital age.

The 19th International Conference of Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) seeks to examine the ways in which musicians and artists experience ‘belonging’ and ‘detachment’ - be it socially, politically, geographically, artistically, aesthetically and/or philosophically. The primary concern of the conference is how such experiences impact upon the representation of musical identity in visual culture.

Symposium | Power and Performance: Revaluing theatre in the 21st century

Event dates: 23-24 April 2019
Event location: Murdoch University

This symposium is the final public event for an ARC discovery grant awarded on the topic. Key note speaker Professor Janelle Reinelt’s presentation is entitled:The Power of Performance: Retrieval, Recuperation, Transformation.

The Symposium will include presentations by Asher Warren, Alexa Taylor, Eddie Paterson, Lara Stevens, Carissa Lee Godwin, Josephine Wilson, Paul Rae, Glenn D’Cruz, Janelle Reinelt, Peter Eckersall, Reneé Newman, Helena Grehan (Caroline Wake and Ed Scheer via Skype).

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Lunch Hour concert series

Event date: Every Monday lunch time until 27 May 2019
Event location: Melba Hall, Gate 13, The University of Melbourne , Royal Parade , Parkville, Melbourne

The Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series returns for Semester One, 2019 with a vibrant and eclectic program that features visiting international guests and staff and celebrates music in its many forms and styles. The concerts are free, but seats are strictly limited so reservations are required.