Call For All


The National Experimental Arts Forum 2015 is calling for proposals involving experimentation in art in any context, through any means. We seek suggestions for panels, papers, experiments, workshops, work, formats, speakers, spaces, climates and economies from local, national and international participants.

Realising a diverse, novel and flexible program during the two-day forum and associated events in October 2015 will be shaped by your responses.

If you want to know what is impossible, get in touch.

Topics and themes may/not include:

  • Bodies and Experiments
  • Margins and Transgressions
  • Other Experiments
  • Funding and Ethics
  • Ethics of The Unknown
  • Cycles of Experimentation
  • Institutional Prisms & Paradigms
  • Radicalism/Health & Safety
  • Experimental Art and Age Diversity
  • Experimental Art and Cultural Diversity
  • Experimental Art and Equality
  • Art and Activism


Important Dates
27th April: Submissions open
22nd May: Submissions closing date
26th June: Notifications of acceptance
5th & 6th October: National Experimental Arts Forum 2015

Delegate Opportunities

The National Experimental Arts Forum 2015 coincides with numerous cultural events occurring in Perth that may present delegates with further professional opportunities.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the following:

Proximity Festival
Development LAB, 5-16 October
Performance Season, 28 October – 9 November

Now in it’s fourth-year, Proximity Festival will take over the Art Gallery of WA, with intimate one-on-one performances embedded into daily happenings of Perth’s oldest institutional gallery.. Proximity is a highly intensive experience geared towards artists interested in creating participatory performance for an audience of one. Prior to the performance season, curated artists / groups attend a two-week LAB on making participatory performance at the venue. Facilitated by the curators and UK-based artist/ director Helen Cole of In Between Time, the LAB aims to encourage artists to step beyond their artform comfort zones and provide a space for skill sharing and experimentation.

This year the first two days of the LAB will be committed to NEAF, to which Proximity artists will be granted free registration.

They are currently receiving applications for new one-on-one work for inclusion in the 2015 program (closes 15th May).

Neolife: The Inaugural (Rest of the World) SLSA Conference
1 – 3 October

The inaugural Rest of the World (RotW) SLSA conference is an event for colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists to discuss the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

This will be the first time the conference, will be staged outside of Europe or the United States, presenting an excellent opportunity for SLSA members in Australia, Asia and New Zealand to take part in the conference.

Confirmed Keynotes include: Dr. Carmen Lawrence, Gunalan Nadarajan & Yilin Cao.

The event is being hosted by SymbioticA who are currently receiving abstracts to present (closes 30th April).