Voke Editors
editors@vokeart.org
Works in Richmond, Virginia United States of America

BIO
Voke's aim is to provide a versatile digital platform for provocative research by emerging and experienced art educators, presented in a visual way that reflects the field’s engagement with contemporary media culture and takes advantage of the breadth of expressive forms art practitioners can employ to present research. To this end, Voke is interested not only in soliciting visual research but in scaffolding traditional researchers’ development of heterodox modes of presentation of their work, and fostering productive partnerships between traditional researchers and art practitioners to develop engaging visual articulations of pertinent research.
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OPPORTUNITY

VOKE - REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR VISUALIZED RESEARCH OBJECTS RE: ART EDUCATION - DueDate Extended!


Deadline:
Fri May 09, 2014 00:00

Voke, a new art education research platform, is accepting proposals for visualized research objects, and submissions of completed visualized research objects, to include in its second issue, to be released October, 2014. More information, and the submission form, can be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions .




REVIEW CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Provocative Research Question: The research topic is clearly identified and a line of inquiry is proposed. Research is intriguing, new, original, provocative, and current.
Art Education Relevancy: The proposal relates to, or explores themes relevant to, the arts and learning.
Visualized Research Component: The proposal clearly outlines the planned visual articulation of the research and may include examples of previous/related artwork that supports the research.
Clarity of Proposal: The proposed research is clearly explained and supported.
Academic Rigor: The proposal indicates that the final written and visual research will demonstrate academic rigor.
Research has not been previously published: However, if the contributor wishes to expand upon or frame previously (up to date) published work within a different, original context, Voke will consider the proposal.




Full details on proposal requirements may be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions

Wondering “What exactly is visualized research?” Check out our brief overview at
http://www.vokeart.org/?page_id=143#whatis

Interested contributors may use the proposal submission form linked above, and further questions can be directed to us at editors@vokeart.org.


OPPORTUNITY

VOKE - REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR VISUALIZED RESEARCH OBJECTS RE: ART EDUCATION


Deadline:
Tue Apr 22, 2014 00:00

Voke, a new art education research platform, is accepting proposals for visualized research objects, and submissions of completed visualized research objects, to include in its second issue, to be released October, 2014. More information, and the submission form, can be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions . This issue explores the theme of:


BANISHING THE EXEMPLAR

Providing models to follow is a practice often taken as granted at all levels of arts learning – from art lessons for young children built around the imitable practice of a particular artist, to the presentation of various ‘best practices’ for pre-service and in-service art educators to aspire to. Voke is seeking proposals for research that explores and questions the role the exemplar plays in arts practice and its instruction.

Must art education rely on the presentation of master works as a framing device? What alternative shapes might practice take? Can students be trusted to create without having seen a teacher-made model of the desired product? What is the impact of the proliferation of lesson-plans-as-exemplars in the education of pre-service teachers and in the practice of teachers in the field? Is the use of exemplars in arts pedagogy reflective of the artistic practice of contemporary fine artists? How are practicing artists’ relations to the work of other artists similar to or different from the relations student artists have with the work they encounter in an educational context? Could contemporary arts practices of parody, appropriation, satire and homage act as processes that ‘flip’ the exemplar? What are the possible ramifications of using exemplars as visual benchmarks for assessment, in place of, or in concert with, textual criteria (“This is an A project…” “This is a B project…”)?

Voke is interested in new voices within art education, presenting their ideas in unorthodox ways. We hope that this call for our second issue will encourage submissions from artists, researchers, and educators working in K-12, higher ed, or outside of conventional school contexts.

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Full details on proposal requirements may be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions

Wondering “What exactly is visualized research?” Check out our brief overview at http://www.vokeart.org/?page_id=143#whatis

Interested contributors may use the proposal submission form linked above, and further questions can be directed to us at editors@vokeart.org.


OPPORTUNITY

VOKE - REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR VISUALIZED RESEARCH OBJECTS RE: ART EDUCATION


Deadline:
Tue Apr 22, 2014 00:00

Voke, a new art education research platform, is accepting proposals for visualized research objects, and submissions of completed visualized research objects, to include in its second issue, to be released October, 2014. More information, and the submission form, can be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions . This issue explores the theme of:


BANISHING THE EXEMPLAR

Providing models to follow is a practice often taken as granted at all levels of arts learning – from art lessons for young children built around the imitable practice of a particular artist, to the presentation of various ‘best practices’ for pre-service and in-service art educators to aspire to. Voke is seeking proposals for research that explores and questions the role the exemplar plays in arts practice and its instruction.

Must art education rely on the presentation of master works as a framing device? What alternative shapes might practice take? Can students be trusted to create without having seen a teacher-made model of the desired product? What is the impact of the proliferation of lesson-plans-as-exemplars in the education of pre-service teachers and in the practice of teachers in the field? Is the use of exemplars in arts pedagogy reflective of the artistic practice of contemporary fine artists? How are practicing artists’ relations to the work of other artists similar to or different from the relations student artists have with the work they encounter in an educational context? Could contemporary arts practices of parody, appropriation, satire and homage act as processes that ‘flip’ the exemplar? What are the possible ramifications of using exemplars as visual benchmarks for assessment, in place of, or in concert with, textual criteria (“This is an A project…” “This is a B project…”)?

Voke is interested in new voices within art education, presenting their ideas in unorthodox ways. We hope that this call for our second issue will encourage submissions from artists, researchers, and educators working in K-12, higher ed, or outside of conventional school contexts.

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Full details on proposal requirements may be found at http://www.vokeart.org/submissions

Wondering “What exactly is visualized research?” Check out our brief overview at http://www.vokeart.org/?page_id=143#whatis

Interested contributors may use the proposal submission form linked above, and further questions can be directed to us at editors@vokeart.org.


EVENT

VOKE Issue 1 is Out!


Dates:
Sat Oct 26, 2013 00:00 - Thu Nov 28, 2013

VOKE Issue 1 is out now! VOKE is a digital journal for emerging voices in the field of art education that encourages dialogue, poses provocative questions, and pushes the boundaries of academic thought and its presentation.

This issue includes five new pieces of visualized research by educators, artists, and academics in the field exploring a variety of issues and employing myriad modalities to do so.

http://www.vokeart.org/


OPPORTUNITY

Voke - Requesting Proposals for Visualized Research Objects re: Art Education


Deadline:
Mon Apr 22, 2013 23:30

Voke, a new art education research platform, is accepting proposals for visualized research objects to include in its inaugural issue, to be released this October. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract describing the proposed project’s area of research and the proposed form the research object will take. Proposals may also include images or links to prior visual work by the author, or sketches/prototypes of the proposed project – though the project proposed must not have been previously published elsewhere. A portfolio of prior visual work is not necessary, however, and we welcome non-artist researchers to propose collaborations with visual artists. Proposals accepted for publication and completed for the issue will receive a stipend. Please send proposals to editors@vokeart.org .

If accepted, your proposal will be assigned to two members of the editorial board, who will provide initial feedback on your proposal and ongoing support in the realization of the project and its integration into the site. Your final textual literature review, and a draft version of your object, will be due by July 1st, 2013, and your assigned board members will provide feedback on the piece. The final version of the project will be due September 9th, 2013.

What is Visualized Research?

By emphasizing the art in art education research, a field historically characterized by written scholarship, Voke aims to engage a diverse audience and facilitate dialogue among researchers, artists, teachers, and students. Our goal is to present fresh ideas in artistic forms that reflect and inspire provocative thought. Contributions require two main components: a citation-driven literature review, and a visualized research object articulating and expanding upon that body of research. These pieces take full advantage of digital media to offer readers alternative means of encountering information. Short films, interactive documents, procedural artwork, podcasts, screencasts, poetry, games, and photography are all possible examples of visualized research; they creatively represent research in an effort to challenge surface-level interaction with ideas.

For examples of visualized research projects, look at some of the projects on the Voke frontpage, or at the examples on Kairos, a technology and rhetoric journal which presents similar work of a different disciplinary bent.

What is Voke?

Voke honors emerging voices in the field of art education by providing an online platform that encourages dialogue, poses provocative questions and reevaluates the boundaries of academic thought and its presentation.

Our aim is to provide a versatile digital platform for provocative research by emerging and experienced art education professionals, presented in a visual way that reflects the field’s engagement with contemporary media culture and takes advantage of the breadth of expressive forms art practitioners can employ to present research. To this end, Voke is interested not only in soliciting visual research but in scaffolding traditional researchers’ development of heterodox modes of presentation of their work, and fostering productive partnerships between traditional researchers and art practitioners to develop engaging visual articulations of pertinent research.