ISSUE 4: Call for Papers



Throughout the Caribbean region and its multiple Diasporas, artistic form and practice are at risk.  Since the beginning of a global economic crisis in 2008, the arts have been particularly impacted through severe losses of funding and institutional support.  These ongoing global challenges to the practice and production of the arts affect the Caribbean in specific ways.  Mobilizing the crisis as a critical point of departure, this volume of Caribbean Intransit seeks to examine both the inherent risks and possibilities of the intersection of new technologies, entrepreneurship and artistic practice. How might we deploy the cutting edges of artistry, technological innovation and business practices to find creative solutions to these challenges?  How have entrepreneurship, electronic and digital networks, mobilities and artistic projects threatened or empowered the arts in times of crisis? Are indigenous or traditional practices at risk in the age of global communication and exchange?  How can experiments in new media, performance, film, literature, music, art, and architecture articulate financially sustainable aesthetic interventions in the contemporary moment?

Caribbean InTransit is pleased to be partnering with Caribbean Industries Exchange and Art Labour Archives in production of its fourth issue. This volume of Caribbean InTransit invites exploration of these cutting edges and their myriad interpretations as both pitfall and promise.  Essays and creative works may explore but are not limited to the following possible topics:

  • Caribbean spaces and/or place-based art in digital representations
  • Nationality, transnationality and global citizenship
  • Narratives of cultural, entrepreneurial and/or community struggles
  • Locality and locatedness
  • Culture as a political, social and/or economic strategy
  • Case studies of cultural work, methods and iconographies
  • Intra- or cross-Caribbean spaces, engagements and discussions
  • Examinations of City/Country
  • Anti- and/or De-colonial aesthetics and transmodern strategies of re-existence

We welcome 4000-5000 word essays in English, Spanish or French. Artwork, music, dance, poetry, mas or junkanoo designs or any other artistic expression with blurbs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, dialect or creole are welcome as well as films in any language with subtitles in English. Fiction or non-fiction writings in English or dialects will be accepted. Writings in dialect should be accompanied by a translation of terms. Research papers on visual or vocal modes of expression as well as interviews of contemporary artists in English are also welcome.


 ALL Submissions should be accompanied by the following in one document in this order:

  • Name
  • Professional affiliation
  • Contact information
  • Title of attached manuscript
  • Keywords, at least three (essays only)
  • An abstract of not more than 150 words (essays & interviews only)
  • A biography of not more than 60 words
  • A professional photograph of yourself (optional)


Essays, Interviews and Reviews:

Text including endnotes must be in Microsoft Word format (double-spaced, in a readable font) and images in jpg. format. Titles in the body of the text should be italicized with section titles in bold.  All essays must have accurate bibliographies. MLA format should be used. Video/sound clips can be sent via e-mail or on CD/DVD.

Word limits for various submissions are as follows:-

  • Academic papers: 7500 words
  • Reviews: 3000 words
  • Profiles/Essays on Artists and Art Work: 1000-1500 words
  • Upcoming Events/Releases/Shows or highlights from arts organizations: 100-250 words
Email submissions to:

Submission Deadline:  August 15th  2012


Guest Editors – Dr. Keith Nurse and Alanna Lockward, M.A

Keith Nurse currently holds the World Trade Organization Chair at the University of the West Indies. He is the former Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados (


Dr. Nurse is one of the founding members of the recently established World Economics Association and former President of the Association of Caribbean Economists. He has served on the advisory board of several international organizations (WTO, OECD, OAS, ACP, IOM) and academic institutions (e.g. University of Tallinn, University of Geneva).


He is the co-editor of the book The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World: Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth (Routledge 2012). He is also the executive producer of the documentary “Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora” which was funded by IDRC.


Alanna Lockward is an author, critic and independent curator specialized in time-based undertakings. In 1988, she was appointed Director of International Affairs at Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo. She is the founding director of Art Labour Archives and has been award jury of the 26 Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo (2011) and V Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano in San Salvador (2006), among other competitions. Her theoretical work has been published widely in English, Spanish and German and she has worked as guest lecturer at the Humboldt University Berlin, Transart Institute, Goldsmisths University of London, Dutch Art Institute, University of Warwick and the Roosevelt Academy of the University of Utrecht. She is currently associate curator of the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and general manager of the Transnational Decolonial Institute.



One Response to “ISSUE 4: Call for Papers”

  1. Looks an interesting conference
    Juliette Goddard MARCA

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