Call for proposals: 2019–20 PMA performances & events

September 7, 2018

Deadline for proposals: Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

To submit a proposal, please follow the appropriate link: 

2019-2020 P&E Faculty/Staff Proposal Form

2019-2020 P&E Student Proposal Form

The Performance and Events committee wishes to invite faculty, staff, and student directors, choreographers, filmmakers, designers, writers, performers, creators, scholars, and curators associated with the PMA department to submit project proposals for next year’s Performance and Events Calendar. We are seeking to program a combination of events that will develop and enrich the artistry and learning experiences of our students, PMA department members, and wider campus communities, as well as contribute to Cornell’s ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The theme for the 2019-2020 calendar of performance and events is ENERGY, which aligns with Cornell’s Society for the Humanities annual theme for 2019-2020. The theme is intentionally capacious, as there are many different ways “energy” may manifest itself within (or around) creative works. We invite you to identify and explore the ways in which this theme may connect to your proposal. While the theme does provide an interesting lens through which to consider your proposal, it is not meant to be a requirement for proposals. It is not necessary to insert manifestations of the theme into your proposal should you find they do not already exist. Rather, it is a thematic entry point for thinking about work you are proposing.

Cornell University is a place where intercultural skills are developed and enacted among diverse campus constituencies, with community partners, and within the classroom and workplace. The P&E Committee invites proposals that add what is unique to your particular perspective, skill set, and research interests to the intellectual and creative community; that recognize, examine, and celebrate both our individual and cultural differences and our commonalities; and that actively and intentionally engage the diversity of Cornell.

Your proposed project may include:

  • Lectures, symposia, colloquia, conferences, staged readings
  • Works-in-progress
  • Screenings and festivals
  • Works that explore the interplay of live performance and media elements
  • Works that centrally feature choreographed movement
  • Productions of classical and canonical texts from around the globe
  • Productions that foreground experimental texts and methods
  • A series or combination of these that provide a larger learning trajectory
  • Other!

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit one or more project proposals, either as individuals or as collaborators on projects. We also encourage all faculty, staff, and students, not just directors, choreographers, and project leaders, etc., to suggest project titles or descriptions of events they feel would be good and important for PMA to produce, so that faculty artists, scholars, and enterprising students can reference this list of ideas as they look for projects to lead in the future. Those suggesting would still be required to fill out a proposal form with as much information as possible, i.e., casting breakdown, technical needs, ideal venue, etc.

Students: You will need to submit a signed Faculty Advisor form to your proposal. 

We thank you in advance for considering a project submission. We appreciate the talent and creative leadership you bring to PMA.

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