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Opportunities: DEADLINE IN 6 DAYS! – Publish Your Manifesto

Opportunities: DEADLINE IN 6 DAYS! – Publish Your Manifesto

The Contemporary Performance Manifest
A book of Contemporary Performance Provocations

Publish your manifesto in this new compendium from the Contemporary Performance Network!

Submission Deadline July 20, 2015 Midnight EST

Contemporary Performance Network invites you to join in our crowd sourced (artist and network) compendium of contemporary performance manifestos. This second publishing project by the network announces who we are as a field, what we desire and what we are fighting for. We believe a book full of diverse ideas and intentions from contemporary practitioners is a great start.  What are your concerns? What do you want to do with your practice? Why are you making art in this day and age? What do you demand from other artists, and audiences? Why and how should we go on?

“We can’t go on, we must go on!” 

The book will be a paperback (up 200 pages) in black and white and will be published in September 2015.

An art manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of an artist or artistic movement.

manifest is a document listing the cargo, passengers, and crew of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle.

Make demands about and with your art!
Be provocative!

Or write responses to the questions that inspire and motivate you. For example

What is Contemporary Performance?
What should it be doing to and in the world?
Is there a crisis in art or in society?
Who are you?
What is your art?
What is your art doing to the world?
What do you want as an artist?
What do you want from other artists?
What of you want from contemporary performance?

Famous Manifestos:

Now, tell us who you are and what you want!


  • Written in English.
  • Editors will decide final list of published works from submissions; not all submitted work will necessarily be published.
  • Text only.
  • Contact us with questions.

Submission Deadline July 20, 2015 Midnight EST

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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