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Research Paper Guidelines & Application
JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES • 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JANUARY 4-7, 2012 • Louisville, KY
CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
The application process for research papers is now CLOSED
DEADLINE: AUGUST 15th, 2011 - Midnight EDT
Please be advised that you must be a current member of JEN in order to submit an application.
The third annual Jazz Education Network Conference, January 4-7, Louisville, KY is calling for submission of research papers related to the conference theme: Developing Tomorrow’s Jazz Audiences Today. The research track solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with topics related to audience development for jazz in particular, but also for the arts in general. The research track will run parallel with presentations by the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus on the Jazz Audiences Initiative. Such presentations will include various track offerings, i.e. Marketing and Messaging; Venues; and Presenting and Producing. During the past 18 months, the Jazz Audiences Initiative has studied fundamental questions related to how and why people engage with jazz. Jazz artists, producers, presenters, and educators nationwide will learn new ideas for building audiences, and infusing the art form with new energy. The research serves as a framework for testing new strategies for overcoming barriers to jazz participation and for building jazz audiences through more targeted marketing and programming efforts. For more information on the initiative and a review of the literature, visit: http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/jai
The Jazz Audiences Initiative explored the following key research questions:• What does “jazz” mean to people? How do people relate to jazz as an art form?
• How do people develop preferences for different forms of jazz?
• What are the pathways into the art form?
• How much “taste diversity” is there within the jazz audience?
• What kinds of live jazz experiences do people want?
• How does setting affect preference and attendance?
• What are the connections between attendance and personal practice?
Submit a 1-2 page abstract by August 15th, 2011. Papers should directly relate to the research questions above and may include:
• Historical perspectives on jazz/ arts audiences
• Quantitative studies
• Case studies
• Literature reviews
Submissions need to be Word documents in .doc or .pdf format. Presentations will be 50 minutes in length, including a minimum of 10 minutes for questions and answers. Presenters will also have the opportunity to present their findings in a combined poster/ information session showcasing all accepted research findings. A projector and screen will be available, presenters will need to provide their own computers and projector adapters. Applicants agree to become members of JEN and attend the JEN conference if selected.
Completing the JEN Online Application Form is a requirement in order to submit materials related to presenting research at the 2012 Conference. Please be advised materials will not be accepted in any other form and/or after the deadline has passed. In an effort to assist you in this process, we have created the above GUIDELINES specific to what you need to do in order to prepare your materials in advance to complete and submit your application successfully. It is recommended you print this page for reference as you prepare your materials.
Applicants agree to become members of JEN to submit an application and attend the JEN Conference if selected.
The application process has closed effective August 17th 10:00 am.
Please note: No more than two applications may be submitted by an individual presenter. In the event you exceed the number of allowed submissions, only the initial two will be accepted. Applications from those not presenting in 2011 will be prioritized for consideration. Criteria used for evaluation include but are not limited to:
- Content Relationship to Track Theme
- Quality of Proposal
- Contribution to JAG/JEN Research Track Programming
- Linkages to Key JAI Findings (see link above to review JAI findings)
- Additional comments
Upon clicking SUBMIT, please do NOT disturb your computer while the application is processing. Doing so will most likely result in an incomplete application or your application NOT being successfully submitted. Once the application has been processed by the system, you should receive a confirmation notification on the screen indicating that your application has been registered. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please let us know immediately and we can check to verify receipt of your submission. Should you have any issue while submitting your application, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number 573-692-0012 and someone will respond to assist you in this endeavor.
- Applications will be taken online through midnight, EDT, August 15th, 2011.
- Applications will be reviewed between July 31st and August 31st, 2011.
- All applicants will be notified as early as possible beginning September 1st, 2011.
- If awarded, applicants must accept the invitation no later than the designated deadline on the acceptance letter..
- Request for Additional Information will take place immediately after announcement of acceptance and confirmation to appear late September.
- Should you receive an invitation to present or perform, it is at this time you will be asked to submit a Bio Request and Photo and other materials for publication online, A/V & Backline requests, Sponsor Listings, etc.
- Your attention to this detail will ensure we have the materials we need to place your photo and bio online to promote your appearance at the conference.
- Request for Credential Information will take place in November, 2011.
- Presenters will receive One Registration Credential valid for the entire conference.
- Accepted performers and presenters will be sent a credential form to complete this very important step in the process to ensure that you have a Registration Credential upon arrival to the conference.
- Anyone attending the conference is required to have a registration badge/credential to move freely about the conference. Spouse credentials are available for a nominal fee.