Shared Narratives 2021 – Call for Participation

The call for participation is now closed. For booking and information on this year’s conference, please visit the conference updates page.

Following on from the success of last year, we are delighted to announce the next conference for Shared Narratives: supporting work by performing arts researchers of colour, that will take place online on 10 – 12 November 2021.

Shared Narratives is an opportunity for researchers of colour to support, network and showcase their varied areas of academic interests. Through interactive online events and presentations, join us in recognising the breadth and quality of performing arts research produced by academics of colour.


If you would like to submit an abstract of 150-300 words for a 15-20 minute paper, performance or screening (or any other form of presentation) please email by Friday 1 October 2021, 5.00 pm GMT.

When and where is the conference?

The conference will take place online on the afternoons of 10 – 12 November 2021.

What are our aims?

  • Creating a platform for academic voices that are often hidden, particularly in conservatoire and university settings
  • Providing opportunities for sharing research produced by researchers of colour at any career stage
  • Developing a collaborative networking space for academics and practitioners of colour

Who can be involved?

We invite academics and practitioners of colour in the following disciplines:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance Art
  • Filmmaking
  • Theatre Production

If you would like to be involved but are not sure whether any of these descriptions apply to you, please do get in touch.


If you require further information or have any questions in relation to the conference, please contact Ankna Arockiam and Uchenna Ngwe on

Further updates will be available on the conference website as the programme is confirmed.

We look forward to your participation in November!