Panels and Presentations

CALL FOR PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Birmingham, Alabama
March 31 - April 3, 2021

Due to the current pandemic, the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP) will be held virtually in 2021, but we look forward to supplementing and deepening these remote sessions around our 2021 theme, Lived Histories/Imagined Futures.  As a guiding framework for engaging the lived histories and future possibilities of cast iron, we will draw from our shared archive, the Pig Iron Rough Notes, and we will produce a new volume of the Rough Notes with contributions from conference participants. 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites individual artists, groups, or industry professionals to submit proposals for virtual demonstrations.

CALL FOR PANELS & PRESENTATIONS

 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites individuals or groups to submit proposals for presentations and panel discussions. Proposals are welcome from all levels and disciplines, focusing on cast iron as a medium and/or process and its relationship to the field of art and art history. Student proposals are strongly encouraged, as are those from faculty and professionals. We welcome analysis of the medium beyond craft and the value of interpretation, expanding the field into history, archeology, scientific research, and other relevant fields. While creating proposals, keep in mind the theme of the conference is Pig Iron Rough Notes: Lived Histories/Imagined Futures

 

The 2021 conference theme Pig Iron Rough Notes: Lived Histories/Imagined Futures

is focused on looking at the history of iron casting at Sloss Furnaces, and what it means to be a metal caster within that space contemporarily. From deep learning and unlearning of our past, we are better able to craft a future together. We encourage the historically underrepresented voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, People with disabilities, Trans, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit communities to be at the forefront of the conversations presented for this conference and strive to focus our attention on building a stronger community together through diversity.

 

This conference will be held online, to ensure the safety of our participants, and in an attempt to bring more people into our iron community. Panel slots should range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. Presentations should range from five minutes to one hour. Please be mindful to incorporate ten minutes of the allotted time in live presentations and panels to allow for questions or discussion. This may be during or at the end of the time slot. There is added availability for panels and presentations this year before the conference through social media, Patreon, and the Sloss Archive for participants wanting to share their knowledge who are unable to present during the NCCCIAP event. 

 

Panels: A standard panel discussion consists of 3-6 people assembled to have a conversation about a topic, intending to discuss the issues in front of an audience who may also contribute. A panel is generally considered a focus group, often with a moderator who advances the discussion.

 

Presentations: A standard conference presentation is a forum to present professional research in the pertinent field by an individual, group, or organization. This may include new techniques or processes, documentation of events, or opportunities in the field relevant to the conference theme. 



PANELS & PRESENTATION PROPOSALS DUE: January 15, 2021

Notification of acceptance by February 1st, 2021 

For questions, please contact 

Matt Eaton at matthew.eaton@iaia.edu &

Alexandra Rose at arose.camera@gmail.com 


All proposals must be submitted via the email and must include the following:​​​​​​​

  • Title of panel discussion or presentation

  • A 200-word abstract describing the nature of the panel or presentation

  • Chair/moderator (can be multiple)

  • Chair/moderator and panelist/presenter information: name, title, affiliation, and contribution to the panel or presentation

  • Attach a current resume/CV for the chair/moderator

CALL FOR MFA PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS

 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites educators and advisory staff at institutions offering MFA programs in sculpture to provide MFA portfolio reviews to NCCCIAP participants. This is a great way to promote your program and recruit new talent.

 

MFA portfolio reviews will be offered over a 1-2 hour session so that potential MFA candidates may speak with several reviewers. Please bring promotional materials and be prepared to speak with interested students.  

 

The 2021 conference theme Pig Iron Rough Notes: Lived Histories/Imagined Futures is focused on looking at the history of iron casting at Sloss Furnaces, and what it means to be a metal caster within that space contemporarily. From deep learning and unlearning of our past, we are better able to craft a future together. We encourage the historically underrepresented voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, People with disabilities, Trans, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit communities to be at the forefront of the conversations presented for this conference and strive to focus our attention on building a stronger community together through diversity.


This conference will be held online, to ensure the safety of our participants, and in an attempt to bring more people into our iron community. This year there will be additional availability for panels and presentations before the conference through social media, Patreon, and the Sloss Archive for participants wanting to share their knowledge who are unable to present during the online NCCCIAP event.


 

MFA PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS FORM DUE: JANUARY 15, 2021

Please email Matt Eaton at matthew.eaton.iaia.eduAlexandra Rose at arose.camera@gmail.com for more information.

CALL FOR THE GRIND, NETWORKING FOR IRON CASTERS

 

The Steering Committee for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices invites organizations, institutions offering MFA programs in sculpture, and other sculpture opportunities to participate in a networking event for NCCCIAP participants. The Grind is a proven way to promote your program and recruit new talent! Grind representatives are asked to be present at a 1-2 hour long session. 

 

The 2021 conference theme Pig Iron Rough Notes: Lived Histories/Imagined Futures is focused on looking at the history of iron casting at Sloss Furnaces, and what it means to be a metal caster within that space contemporarily. From deep learning and unlearning of our past, we are better able to craft a future together. We encourage the historically underrepresented voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, People with disabilities, Trans, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit communities to be at the forefront of the conversations presented for this conference and strive to focus our attention on building a stronger community together through diversity.

 

This conference will be held online, to ensure the safety of our participants, and in an attempt to bring more people into our iron community. This year there will be additional availability for panels and presentations before the conference through social media, Patreon, and the Sloss Archive for participants wanting to share their knowledge/information who are unable to present during the online NCCCIAP event.

THE GRIND, NETWORKING FOR IRON CASTERS DUE: JANUARY 15, 2021

Please email Matt Eaton at matthew.eaton.iaia.eduAlexandra Rose at arose.camera@gmail.com for more information.

For questions, please contact: 

Matt Eaton at matthew.eaton.iaia.edu &

Alexandra Rose at arose.camera@gmail.com


More information about the NCCCIAP is available online: www.nccciap.com