GPS: Global Performance Studies is a peer reviewed, online, interdisciplinary academic journal published under the auspices of Performance Studies international (PSi). GPS provides a publication platform and resources for artists and scholars engaged in performance and performance studies. GPS draws from the practice of artists, and the research of scholars, as well as the intersections of practice as research and research as practice. GPS publishes articles and artistic research broadly relating to performance studies, including contemporary performance practices, theory, politics, social and cultural contexts, performance and visual arts and media, and connections to everyday life. GPS aims to expand published perspectives on performances studies, including diverse performance practices, research methods, and locations, while encouraging continued discussion throughout the PSi membership.


GPS provides methods of accessing, publishing, and archiving digital content that go beyond traditional, text-centric models of research, using cross-platform and supplemental media, video, and audio recordings. GPS encourages contributions of innovative publications, including multimedia and cross-platform efforts in various forms such as: video essays, clips, audio papers, podcasts, and recordings; performance texts, scores, and scripts; as well as more conventional academic articles. GPS will be published biannually, available via a website with some content available for download.


GPS aims to create and utilize digital methods of publishing as a method for disrupting and intervening in centralized, culturally specific discourses. GPS investigates new perspectives on performance studies and, at the same time, invests in the design of an online infrastructure that will allow for more equal participation of researchers and artists worldwide giving shape to performance studies. GPS uses emerging forms of technology to provide opportunities and accommodations to people with disabilities. GPS is developing tools for translation used in the dissemination of research and practice, enabling discussions and the transfer of ideas between cultures, and vitalizing movement toward an inclusive community of mutual understanding.