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C Call for Proposals

“Play, Perform, Learn, Grow: Exploring Creative Community Practices”

PPLG invites proposals that address, among others, the following questions:

  • How can community be built across borders (physical, cultural and social)?
  • How can play and performance impact individual and community development?
  • How can play and performance contribute to intercultural education?
  • What is the educational, therapeutic and social value of play?
  • How can cultural and national differences be used to create new kinds of relationships?
  • What creative opportunities for community and social development can be found in disruption and chaos?
  • What is the impact of play in creating new culture?
  • What are the relationships between therapeutics, play, performance and community building?
  • In what ways can performance, play and the arts engage the politic of otherness and antagonism?
  • In what ways can play and performance provide a developmental alternative to authority and the knowing paradigm?
  • What are the connections between play, performance and the arts to power and possibility?


Plenary Sessions (Invited Speakers)

Presenters from major academic institutions and community organizations have been invited.
Time allocated for each presentation is 60 minutes. Discussion will follow at the end of each session.

Parallel Sessions

Speakers from around the world will present their papers. Participants interested in presenting are invited to submit an abstract related to any of the above mentioned topics. They are also requested to indicate their preferred form of presentation. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on the form of presentation, on the basis of time and space availability. Twenty minutes will be allotted to each oral presentation, including projection time.

Panels (invited symposia)

The Coordinator of a panel chairs the session that includes up to 4 presentations and a period for audience discussion. Coordinators are responsible for collecting and subsequently forwarding to the Conference Secretariat all individual abstracts.

Proposals should include:

  • panel session title
  • names of the participants
  • titles and abstracts of  the presentations included in each panel

Overall time allocated to each panel is 90 minutes. 


Workshop facilitators plan and conduct the workshop session.
Overall time allocated to each workshop is 60 to 90 minutes.

Proposals for the workshops should include:

  • overall workshop title and goals
  • qualifications of the coordinators
  • any special facilities or equipment required 

Project Presentations

Presenters are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or work in progress.
Overall time allocated to each project is 20 minutes.

Proposals for the projects need to include:

  • overall project title and goals
  • qualifications of the presenters
  • any special facilities or equipment required 

Poster Presentations

The dimensions of the posters are: height 70 cm X width 50 cm.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified over the form, day and time of their presentation in due time. 

Performances (Invited artists)

Invited artists will present theatre, dance and music performances.
The time allocated for each performance is 30 to 60 minutes. 

Visual equipment
All meeting halls will be equipped with overhead projectors or PCs for power point presentations. If you need other equipment please make a request to the Secretariat in due time.


Authors are requested to follow carefully the instructions below.
Abstract submission forms should be submitted only via e-mail to the following address: creativecommunitypractices@gmail.com
Authors will be informed about the abstract review results by 15 February 2018.
After the acceptance of the abstract, authors are requested to register no later than 15 March 2018.

Abstract content
Abstracts should contain:

  • Activity
  • Methodology
  • Key-words

Abstract assessment
The submitted abstracts will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • The presentation’s relevance to the conference’s main theme
  • The presentation’s impact on science, research, art and community development
  • The presentation’s theoretical and methodological foundation
  • The utilization of research findings for educational and community practices

Abstract format
The following guidelines must be followed carefully:

  1. The text should not exceed 300 words.
  2. Type the title of abstract in CAPITAL LETTERS (font: Times New Roman 12). 
  3. The name(s) of the author(s), the institution(s), the country and the E-mail should be given below the title in italics, left justified (font: Times New Roman 12). Authors’ first names should precede surnames. In case of many authors underline the presenting author’s name. Do not include degrees or professional titles. 
  4. Leave one blank line between the title/author block and the body of the abstract.
  5. Abstracts should be typed, single-spaced, with no spacing between paragraphs (Font: Times New Roman 12).   
  6. When using abbreviations, use the term in full in the text, when first mentioning it, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  7. Do not include graphics or references in the abstract.


For any further questions regarding the PPLG 2018 please contact.

T. +30 2310 433099
F. +30 2310 433599