AoMO 21/22 Important Update

Dear AoMO

We hope that you are well and your loved ones are safe. Here in the UK, almost all COVID restrictions have been lifted as a consequence of the success of the vaccination programme. Whilst the situation remains under careful review, life does seem to be resuming to something recognisable. With a brighter future ahead, we have resumed planning our future events with a view to breathing new life back in to the AoMO community. 

This email contains a number of updates and important pieces of information so please do read it carefully. As ever, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Jenna on jenna.aomo@gmail.com. 

AoMO2021 in the Pandemic
For AoMO in the pandemic this August, we have changed our thinking a little. We have had some, but not very many submissions for the event. We suspect that this is a tough time for everyone and thinking about one more online event just hasn’t been that enticing to many. So, we have decided to not try and plan a large event with multiple concurrent sessions. In early August, we will look at what has been submitted and put together a set of online events/ conversations (based on the submissions and people’s time zones) to be held August 25-27th. We don’t know what exactly that will look like since it will depend on what we receive and what we can make of it. More information to follow. 

AoMO2022 – Art as Activism in Liverpool, UK (18th-21st August 2022)
We are planning to get back to as close to a ‘normal’ AoMO event (if there is such a thing) in August 2022. In order for us to begin to start planning we need to get a sense of how many submissions we have and your feelings about attending a face to face event next year. To help us with this could I ask everyone who submitted a proposal to AoMO2020 to complete the following short form which can be accessed at AoMO2022 Update (It is only 4 questions). 

We are planning an exciting and creative event across three venues in Liverpool, the Bluecoat Gallery, The University of Liverpool’s Guild of Students and the Leverhulme Hotel in Port Sunlight. The theme will remain as ‘Art as Activism’ and we are working hard to schedule a range of inspiring keynote speakers, artists and events to compliment our bold schedule of events! 

If you would like to make a new submission to AoMO2022 then please follow the instructions below: 

Abstracts of no more than 500 words, in word.doc format, should be submitted as an email attachment by 2nd February 2022 to Jenna using aomoliverpool2020@gmail.com. Further information about streams and other events will be released shortly. 

Registration is now open again for the Earlybird offer (until May 1st 2022). This year we are offering packages with and without accommodation. 

We hope to see you there!


Jenna, Steve and Steve 

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