We are seeking manuscripts for a special issue of the academic journal Research in Art Education to be published in 2020 that are derived from papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Disability, Arts and Education to be held at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 3–5 October, 2019.

Three manuscript formats are recommended. All will be peer-reviewed. The first is a practice based paper based on what was presented at the Conference with a length of approximately 3,000 words. The second is a research-based paper further developed from the conference paper, with a length of approximately 5,000 words. The third is a multi-media format, such as a visual essay. It is at the discretion of authors to determine how multi-media, including video and performances, can be translated effectively for a digital journal. For example, time-based media will need to be translated into a journal format. The multimedia submission should be accompanied by text of between 500 and 1500 words to include (1) a critical introduction to contextualize and summarize the purpose of the work for its significance from a disability studies perspective to art education; and (2) the methodology, which conveys the theoretically informed process in creating and composing the visual, sound, or other media employed in the work.

Please submit manuscripts in English as Microsoft Word documents at https://tinyurl.com/Synnyt2020 by 1 December, 2019. The editors will notify authors of the status of their manuscripts by 15 April, 2020, and authors will have until 1 June, 2020, to submit revised manuscripts for consideration. The projected publication is Fall 2020 issue of the journal.

A special issue from the 1st International Conference on Disability, Arts and Education (Aalto University, 28–29 September, 2017) is available at https://tinyurl.com/Synnyt2018

Please email the guest editors if you have any questions.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Contact: kk-b@psu.ed

Jennifer Eisenhauer Richardson, is Associate Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. Contact: richardson.865@osu.edu