Monday, July 18, 2016

Reminder CFP (book chapters): Performing Arts Programming in Libraries

Deadline Reminder: August 15, 2016

If you have coordinated, welcomed, or participated in performing arts programming in a library, consider proposing a chapter for Performing Arts Programming in Libraries, an edited collection that will demonstrate why and how libraries of all kinds are bringing the performing arts—such as music, theatre, dance, and performance art—into their spaces. Each chapter will focus on one or more programs, describing their practicalities and goals, as well as any outcomes or assessments. Librarians, performers, teachers, professors, and community arts coordinators are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.

Successful proposals will clearly state one or more of the following:
· The reasons for programming the performing arts in a library
· The logistics and practicalities of developing, marketing, and hosting this kind of programming
· The goals, learning outcomes, or purpose of the programming, including community outreach, curricular support, student or civic engagement, increasing access to the arts, etc.
· The benefits to library patrons and performers/artists
· Potential ways to adapt a program to another library

Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and include (1) the name(s), institution(s), and title(s) of the author(s); (2) the title of the proposed chapter; (3) a description of the program(s), including the performing arts discipline(s); and (4) information about any qualitative or quantitative assessments of the program(s).

Send proposals as Word attachments to the editor, Angela Pratesi ( The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016. Initial chapter drafts will be expected by December 2, 2016.