Femme Salée’s Online Art Journal  – Call for Proposals

Femme Salée’s Online Art Journal  – Call for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022, midnight MT

Call for proposals on one thematic issue: 

Care & Dependency, Summer 2022 (August 5, 2022)

Femme Salée is pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions of academic essays, exhibition reviews, researched-based digital artworks, research-based video essays, & digital exhibitions to our second art journal issue Care & Dependency.

Inspired by the impact of COVID-19, economic recession, & the increasing visibility of (dis)ability in the arts, Care & Dependency explores how these concepts are depicted, discussed, theorized, & made visible in the past, present, & future of art. The issue’s intention is to show both care & dependency as complex aspects of human history & our current, contemporary, cultural world. In what ways are care & dependency visible or invisible? In what ways are care & dependency present in the arts, either visually or within the overall artistic sphere?

We encourage interdisciplinary submissions & would love to publish a diverse set of essays so long as they relate to care & dependency & art/art history.

Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Politics of care & dependency in contemporary art
  • The imagery of care & dependency through the work of a specific artist, collective, or movement
  • The role of care & dependency in various sectors of the arts
  • The various definitions of care & dependency in an art or art historical context
  • Performance art, sound art, painting, sculpture, photography, film, printmaking, digital art, dance, theater, etc.
  • The role of care & dependency in chronic illness, gender, sexuality, race, physical (dis)ability, &/or culture in art
  • The differences or similarities between care & dependency seen in the public vs. private spheres
  • Architecture or installation as a site for care & dependency
  • Elements of care & dependency in art including, but also existing outside of, the parent/child relationship, romantic partnerships, governing & governed bodies, the medical profession, & more
  • Care & dependency as it relates to labor

Femme Salée publishes a scholarly art journal once per year online, rooted in well-researched work that engages with the history &/or theory of art & culture. Our annual issues include, but are not limited to, art historical essays, theoretical essays, research-based digital artworks, exhibition reviews, artist or curator interviews, literature, research-based performances, & curated exhibitions. Issues are devoted to the collaborative production of knowledge around specific concerns related to human experiences such as pain, (dis)ability, care, & dependency. Art practice, criticism, history, & theory are most important to us, but we seek to assemble a multidisciplinary journal that may include topics at the intersection of “the arts” & other disciplines: the visual arts, auditory arts, digital arts, performance & choreography, photography, museum studies, literary criticism, (dis)ability studies, gender & women’s studies, religious studies, medicine, international studies, & more.

Please submit a 500-word proposal as a PDF, accompanied by a 100-word bio, to femmesalee@gmail.com by Friday, March 25, 2022, at midnight MT. Applicants will receive an email notification no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.

Author guidelines:

For publication consistency, we ask that authors follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Essay lengths should be in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 words (excluding footnotes/bibliography). Interview & review lengths should be in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words (excluding footnotes/bibliography). Digital exhibitions should include no more than 10 artists. Research-based digital artworks &/or videos have no length/time guidelines.

Please direct any comments or questions to the Femme Salée team at femmesalee@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Style guide sources:

  1. https://femmesalee.com/fs-style-guide/
  2. https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/frontmatter/toc.html
  3. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/chicago_manual_17th_edition/cmos_formatting_and_style_guide/chicago_manual_of_style_17th_edition.html