DIWAN 2013: CALL FOR PROPOSALS *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Contact: Kim Silarski
313.624.0206
ksilarski@accesscommunity.org

Holly Arida
248.910.3732
harida@cranbrook.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, ACTIVISTS SOUGHT FOR NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN ARTS CONFERENCE

Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for 2013 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, taking place at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, April 5-7, 2013. Scholars, artists and activists are welcomed to submit, and all artistic mediums will be considered. Proposals should relate to the development, current work, aesthetics and/or identity of Arab American art or artists.

The proposal submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Applicants are asked to submit a one-page titled abstract, along with full name; contact information including email, cell number and street address; resume or CV; technical needs; and content on CD-ROM, DVD or in a slideshow (10 images maximum), if applicable. These materials will not be returned.

Applicants may elect to 1) deliver a presentation as part of a panel designed by the AANM, 2) design and produce a multiple-speaker panel, or 3) deliver a five-minute slide show comprised of 20 images with narration, as part of a larger series of presentations.

Proposals may be submitted via U.S. Mail to Arab American National Museum/DIWAN,
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126, USA, or electronically at amcbride@accesscommunity.org.

A committee will review submissions and invite selected participants, who must submit a full-length paper to the AANM prior to the conference. Proceedings from 2013 DIWAN will be compiled and made available to the public and researchers.

Questions may be directed to AANM Librarian Andrew McBride at amcbride@accesscommunity.org or 313.624.0223. Complete submission information is available at www.diwanart.org.

2013 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts is made possible in part by The Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents Arab American history, culture and contributions. It is a project of ACCESS, a Dearborn, Michigan-based nonprofit human services and cultural organization. Learn more at www.arabamericanmuseum.org and www.accesscommunity.org.

The Arab American National Museum is a proud Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Read about the Affiliations program at http://affiliations.si.edu.

The Museum is located at 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48126. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday; Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $8 for adults; $4 for students, seniors and children 6-12; ages 5 and under, free. Call 313.582.2266 for further information.

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