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FORUM+ is the magazine for research and the arts in the Low Countries. It offers interested culture lovers an in-depth look at current trends in research in the fields of music, theatre, dance and the (audio-)visual arts.


Winter 2021

Even in times of crisis, art continues to spread its rhizomes. The way in which the arts are organised, created and historicised is often a reflection of how we organise ourselves as people. But where are the keys to a sustainable arts landscape? From parafictions and meta-realities to co-creations and business models: discover these new perspectives in the Winter issue of FORUM+.

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Call for papers

The editors of FORUM+ launch a call for contributions on the overarching topic of (Trans)literate art: language, multilingualism and translation in the arts.

This new FORUM+ dossier collects contributions on the role of language in the arts, higher art education, and research in the arts. The editors explicitly welcome contributions on research practices that focus on the relationship between language and art, as well as visual essays in which less common systems of language, writing or artistic notation are used, explored, or invented; also alternative carriers or forms of language can be introduced, discussed or used.

Textual, audio and visual contributions are welcome. You can find more information on the possible forms of publication in the author's guidelines.

The  deadline for submission is 15 April 2021.

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What is FORUM+?

FORUM+ is the peer-reviewed journal for research and the arts in the Low Countries. It offers interested culture lovers an in-depth look at current trends in research in the field of music, theatre, dance and visual arts at higher arts education and university.

Read our free online dossiers on drawing, co-creation, repertoire and artistic ownership; listen to inspiring podcasts or browse through critical reviews, fascinating interviews and challenging image essays.

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Listen to one of our articles

For the occasion, audio artist Katharina Smets transformed her contribution in the summer issue of FORUM+ 2018 into a listenable form. With the help of archive material and the voice of Willem de Wolf, she develops ‘The fragile I’, an article about the power and vulnerability of one’s own voice in, you guessed it, podcasts.

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“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it”
Method/ology and Artistic Research

organised by RITCS School of Arts, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Brussels Arts Platform, VUB, PXL-MAD School of Arts, UHasselt

26 April 2021, from 9.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m., Kaaitheater, Brussels

A closer look at the methodic and methodological bottlenecks for artists-as-researchers. A keynote, four panels, and a wrap-up.

Register before April 19!

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