The Theatre Academy is looking for new works for the Academy´s publication series

Publication proposal notification
Applications by 10.3.2020

The Publications committee of the Theatre Academy at Uniarts Helsinki is in spring 2020 looking for new works for the Academy´s publication series. You can suggest a new work for the Academies series, apply for financial support for the work in accordance to the Committees financial policy or present other initiatives relating to publishing. The Publications committee of the Theatre Academy allocates financial support for book projects that promote teaching or research in the fields of the Theatre Academy, that initiate debate on current issues in performing arts, as well as translation projects.

You can apply for financial support to cover the costs of graphic design, printing and language reviews. The Theatre Academy primarily publishes its works as electronic Open Access publications.

The Publications committee of the Theatre Academy does not, as a rule, fund writers or editors’ fees, or translating fees. It is advisable for the applicant to apply for such aid from external sources (foundations etc.) or through a Degree programme at the Theatre Academy. The Publications committee and the party administrating a series (usually a Degree programme at the Academy) may bindingly grant support only for the costs of the current year (2020), but may issue a conditional funding decision for coming years within the framework of the annually done budgeting of the Theatre Academy. 

The applicant must inform the Committee in which publication series the applicant wishes the work to be published in. The applicant must also be in contact with the Degree programme at the Theatre Academy in whose field the publication is situated. The applicant must ask the contact person of the Degree programme to write a statement about the publication proposal for the Publications committee.

  • The applications (publication proposals) should be submitted as single (1) PDF files via e-mail by Tuesday 10.3.2020 to the secretary of the Publications committee Michaela Bränn,
  • The statement about the publication proposal written by the contact person of the Degree programme on behalf of the applicant, should be submitted by 3.4.2020 via an electronic form, located in the following address (form is in Finnish – please contact the Publications committee secretary is necessary): https://my.surveypal.com/Lausunto-julkaisuhakemuksesta-Teak-kevat-2020

The Publications committee aims make the decisions regarding the proposals in its April meeting. Applicants will be informed of the decisions within a few weeks of the meeting. The publishing process is administrated by the secretary of the Publications committee, who also coordinates the practical work involved. The secretary also consults the writers during the process in different aspects of the project. Additional information is provided by the secretary of the Publications committee.

Further information: Secretary of the Publications committee, Specialist Michaela Bränn, , phone 040 631 3553.

APPLYING

The applications (publication proposals) should be submitted as single (1) PDF files. The application must state the following points:

Applicants name and contact information

Brief description of the publication: the (working) title, content, scope (number of pages), information about the writer/writers or editor(s).

In which publication series does the applicant wish the work to be published in?

Text sample (if available): for example, a chapter or another sufficiently large section (2–5 A4 pages), a preliminary table of contents/synopsis

Illustration: include a preliminary illustration plan (quantity, what does the material consist of, pictures, video etc.). Please also include a brief account of the copyrights.

The target group: to whom is the book directed, where are its potential readers? How does this work differ from others in the same field? 

Schedule: include an initial scheduling plan that states the current situation of the manuscript and illustration at the time of submitting the application, at what time is the manuscript ready to be evaluated, when would it be ready for lay out, when do you think the work could be published? 

Financing plan/other publishers: state the amount of support (euro) that is applied from the Publications committee and what costs that would cover. Please also include information about other funding that has been applied for/received for the publication. This includes the possible share paid by the Degree programme at the Theatre Academy or possible other funding from foundations etc. Also state if the project has any other publisher in place already (other organization, or company etc.).

Budget: outline the initial total budget of the project (illustration costs, proofreading etc.) – The Publications committee takes care of the call for bids for graphic design, printing work (if done), programming of web sites or proofreading if the proposal is accepted. If the work is printed, the number of books printed is 120 per publication. The Publications committee of the Theatre Academy does not, as a rule, fund writers or editors’ fees, or translating fees.

Resourcing of work: please indicate which parts of the work with the manuscript would potentially be done as part of work loads of people employed by the Theatre Academy. Also outline what work needs external services to be done (work done by companies, proofreading etc.).

The statement about the publication proposal by a Degree programme at the Theatre Academy

The applicant must also be in contact with the Degree programme at the Theatre Academy in whose field the publication is situated. The applicant must ask the contact person of the Degree programme to write a statement about the publication proposal. The Publications committee mainly supports applications/proposals that have the support of a Degree programme at the Theatre Academy, e.g. a commitment to partake in resourcing of the publication project (support of content process, possible financial support).

The statement about the publication proposal written by the contact person of the Degree programme on behalf of the applicant, should be submitted by 3.4.2020 via an electronic form, located in the following address (form is in Finnish – please contact the Publications committee secretary is necessary): https://my.surveypal.com/Lausunto-julkaisuhakemuksesta-Teak-kevat-2020

 

Publication Series published at the Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

Acta Scenica  https://actascenica.teak.fi/

The publication series Acta Scenica releases peer-reviewed artistic research in the field of performing arts. This primarily includes book or online versions of doctoral research carried out at the Theatre Academy. Other peer-reviewed research in the field and article compilations are also published in the series. The series is administered, printed and published by the Performing Arts Research Centre. Contact person: Professor Leena Rouhiainen, Performing Arts Research Centre 

Nivel https://nivel.teak.fi/

Artistic research in the field of performing arts is published in the Nivel series. The Performing Arts Research Centre at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki publishes conference material, study books, translations and other current material relating to artistic research. The series is administered and published by The Performing Arts Research Centre together with the Publications committee. Contact person: Professor Leena Rouhiainen, Performing Arts Research Centre 

Episodi 

The Episodi publication series comprises writing on performing arts by the students of the Theatre Academy. The series is jointly administered and printed by the MA Degree Programme in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) and the publication committee. Contact person: Professor Tero Nauha, Degree Programme in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS).

Kinesis https://kinesis.teak.fi/

Kinesis is the publication series of the degree programmes in dance performance and comprises current publications on dance research and performance. The series is administered and published by the degree programmes in dance performance together with the publication committee. Contact persons: Professor Kirsi Monni and University lecturer Soile Lahdenperä.

Kokos

The publication series supports applied arts and developing the work of art organizations. Contact person: Director Kai Lehikoinen, CERADA Research Centre, Uniarts Helsinki.

The Publication Series of the Theatre Academy

In this series a variety of work on theatre and dance are published, focusing on current topics of debate, complementary study material and translations. The series is administered and published by the Publications committee. Contact person: Secretary of the Publications committee, Michaela Bränn 

Teatteri – a series for new plays 

Teatteri (Theatre written with a strikethrough) is a series publishing a select collection of plays by Theatre Academy students. The series is administered and published by the Degree programme in Dramaturgy together with the Publications committee. Contact person: Professor Otso Huopaniemi.