The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, IJCAIP, is pleased to announce that the research book,"Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change", Editor Cheryl L. McLean, Publisher IJCAIP, Associate Editor, Robert Kelly Ph.D., Faculty of Fine Art, University of Calgary, (Publisher, Detselig Temeron Press, Calgary) has been nominated for The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry, qualitative book award. This award is conferred annually to a member of the qualitative and ethnographic community who has published an English-language book that helps contribute to the study and practice of qualitative approaches. Criteria include success in experimenting with new and traditional writing forms, inclusion of critical reflections on the writing and research process, contributions to living meaningful lives, and insights into creating a socially just world.
The recipient will be announced by the judges in 2011 and the award will be presented at the annual ICQI meeting. It is expected there will be many exceptionally high quality nominations submitted for this prestigious qualitative book award. For our editors, publisher and all who contributed to our research text it will be an honour to be a part of the process as we participate in this international competition.
"The book "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" was created as an illustrative collection of articles which would show by example how the creative arts in research working actively with qualitative (and other aligned approaches) can help point to a new path for hope and change while making a meaningful difference for individuals and society. This is a contemporary research collection targeted to a very broad interdisciplinary audience which crosses borders and includes academics and non academics, educators, researchers and artists, healthcare professionals, those active in social service and advocacy work, activists and policymakers. In keeping with our broad communication goals, articles and chapters are written intelligently in accessible language and include illustrative examples of work in practice. It was our intention to show, by way of example, the considerable breadth and scope of the research. The accounts traverse methodological borders while addressing multiple challenges and serving diverse populations in practice. That being said articles share a common interest in mobilizing communities for justice and social change."