Newsletter from The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
The Research School consists of artistic research and research on education within the artistic field and is run by the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy. View newsletter in your browser.

Marina Cyrino, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama.

Upcoming Public Defences

Friday, September 1, 2017, 13.00, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Art Library
Ariana Amacker, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts

Title: Embodying Openness: A pragmatist exploration into the aesthetic experience of design form-giving
Opponent: Maria Hellström Reimer, Professor, School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University
More information will be available shortly.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 13:00, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Art Library
Lena O Magnusson, Research on Arts Education, CUL, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: Treåringar, kameror och förskola - en serie diffraktiva rörelser
Opponent: Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Professor and Co-Director of Early Childhood Education Section, Stockholm University
More information will be available shortly.

Doctoral Seminars

Link to the Research School's webpage and calendar
Normally the texts are uploaded in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”.

If you don't have access to GUL contact Anna Frisk.

Monday, 29th May, 15:00 - 17:00
50% seminar: Uwe Steinmetz, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussant: PhD Karin Nelson, Professor in Organ and Organ Improvisation
Venue: Academy of Music and Drama, Ohlinsalen, Artisten
For getting Uwe’s material in beforehand, please send him an email on

Tuesday, 30th May, 9:30 - 12:00
75%-seminar: Marina Cyrino, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussants: Anna Lindal, Dean, University College of Opera, Stockholm University of Arts, and Ming Tsao, Professor of Composition, Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg
Seminar venue: Endré Nemes, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
The following performances will take place in connection to seminar:
Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, May 30: Soproluz, 19:00 - 20:00 at Kulturtemplet, Kabelgatan 21, Göteborg. Limited seats. Book your place at
Tuesday, May 30: Marina will perform between 9:30 - 9:45 before her seminar. Meet in front of Glashuset, Chalmersgatan 4 for the performance.
Materials for the seminar consists of a written essay (available in GUL) and all materials at this webpage. 
This seminar will be held in English.

Friday, 9th June, 13:00 - 15:00
25%-seminar: Niklas Rudbäck, Research on Arts Education, Academy of Music and Drama
Working Title: Hearing concepts: Learning to talk about music
Discussant: Tina Kullenberg, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Environment, Kristianstad University
Venue: Room 303, Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1
This seminar will be held in Swedish.

Workshop and Symposium

Research School Workshop, Autumn 2017
Date: Monday, September 18th, 9:00-12:00
The Research School Workshop for Autumn 2017 will tentatively consist of the following:

9:00 - Coffee and sandwiches
9:30 - 11:00 - Workshop on "plagiarism” (organised by doctoral candidates Eva Weinmayr, Andjeas Ejiksson, and others)
11:15 - 12:00 - The organizers of the Autumn symposium will talk + information about Basic Course 4 (Hanna Hallgren) + discussion around the Research School Spring Symposium 2018

Research School Symposium, Autumn 2017
Transversality in performance: (un) (dis) covering processes from what the body knows
Dates: Monday-Tuesday, October 9-10
With a focus on interdisciplinary art practices and forms of (re)presentation, we understand transversality as a mode to de-territorialise the disciplines, fields and institutions, to open cooperations between different artistic, social or political practices, to experiment with relations of interdependency in order to create spaces for interaction and new collaborations  and to oppose the fragmented knowledge of our time.
Confirmed participants: Annette Arlander and Kaffe Mathews.

Organised by the doctoral candidates Marina, Uwe, Victoria, Dan, Hedvig and Magda at the Academy of Music and Drama. They welcome contributions from other PhD candidates with a reference to the topic.

Doctoral courses

Basic course 3: Knowledge production in Artistic Research, 7,5 higher education credits
Registration deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
The course presents the historical context of artistic research and, from different perspectives, problematizes research methods and theoretical constructions that are relevant within the research field. The course, above all, will focus on questions concerning how, and under what conditions, knowledge is constructed and articulated in artistic research. Course leaders: Dr Per Anders Nilsson and Dr Anders Hultqvist. More information and course plan: In Swedish, In English.
Course dates available with Anna Frisk. 
Register with Anna Frisk at the latest 15th June 2017.


Project management and leadership in professional organizations, 7.5 credits
Registration deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017
The course is offered as a University-wide doctoral course at the University of Gothenburg. The course is both practically and theoretically oriented and offers opportunities to apply project management tools in the students’ own research and thesis work. The course also offers opportunities to reflect over projects as a work/organizational model and over differences between leading and organizing one’s own work and leading the work of others. More information and registration here.

Image Analysis, 7.5 credits, Autumn 2017
Application deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
The Department of Cultural Sciences is offering an elective doctoral course on 'Image Analysis' this Autumn. The course is aimed at doctoral candidates who are using images in their dissertation and need to analyse them. More information here.
Course dates: September 29 - October 31, 2017
Course leaders: Karin Wagner, Professor, and Alexandra Herlitz, Senior Lecturer, in Art and Imaging.
Send application to Karin Wagner, by Friday, September 1.

Courses within the Doctoral School in the Humanities, Stockholm University
Application dates: May 15 - June 15
Stockholm University offers doctoral courses (for free) within the Doctoral School in the Humanities. Total of 13 courses are being offered during the academic year 2017/2018.
Read more and apply here:


Scholarships and grants

Adlerbertska scholarships for the academic year 2017/18
Application period: May 2 - June 30, 2017
University of Gothenburg is annually allocated funds from the Adlerbert foundations for distribution of scholarships to students. Scholarships from the Adlerbertska Scholarship Foundation, the Adlerbertska Student Housing Foundation, the Adlerbertska Grant Foundation and the Adlerbertska Pupil Housing Foundation have now been announced for the academic year 2017/18.
More information and application details here in English and Swedish.

Anna Ahrenbergs Grez-stipendium for professional musicians and composers 
Application deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Anna Ahrenberg's Grez-sur-Loing scholarship promotes artistic or scientific development of professional artists, writers, musicians, composers and researchers. The scholarship offers a one to two month residency at Hôtel Chevillon, in Grez-sur-Loing, south of Paris. Applications can be made for one or two month residencies between May 1 - June 15, 2017. Application form, eligibility and other details here.

Here you can find a list of scholarships and grants offered by the University of Gothenburg for different categories of applicants in all disciplines. Go to list.

Here you can find a list of funding calls published by Stockholm University. Go to list.

Call for submissions and proposals

Valand Academy and Hasselblad Foundation: Research and Development Award
Proposal deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Valand Academy and the Hasselblad Foundation jointly announce a research and development award for photo-based artists. The award provides time and resources for photo-based artists to develop a project proposal, as part of a commissioning process for an exhibition at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg. This award is part of a broader research project, led by Dr Sarah Tuck, exploring the affects and implications of drone technologies on warfare, surveillance and protest. 
More information and application guidelines here.

Art Research Work, SARN Conference
Submission deadline: Sunday, May 21
When do you work? What are you paid for? How do infrastructures, apparatuses, and forms of life influence our work? How do we influence them? Who determines funding policies? Does a PhD make one happy? How white is your research community? Where does your work stop? What goes in your CV? Which currencies does our work circulate in? How is your enterprise doing? More information and submission guidelines here.

Dates and venue: Swiss Artistic Research Network Conference 2017, December 8-9, 2017, Zürich, Switzerland

Autonomous Biennale Cf project at GradCAM Research Pavilion Venice
Submission deadline: Friday, August 11
A call for artists and curators to participate in Cf at The Research Pavilion, Venice, 2017. Cf is an International project, initiated by artist Jeanette Doyle for GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion, Venice. Cf uses the Biennale as its template with particular attention to the staging of National Pavilions where artists and curators are invited to represent a nation of their own choosing in a manner of their own determination. More information and submission guidelines here.

Dates and venue: September 29 - October 1, 2017, Research Pavilion, Venice

Call for research proposals: Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme
Application period: May 1 - September 1, 2017
Region Västra Götaland announces a call for experienced researchers to submit research proposals for the Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme (MoRE2020). The call is available for research in several areas, some of which are sustainable production, information and communication technologies, energy, textile/fashion/design, cultural and creative industry. More information and application guidelines here.

New Publications

PARSE Journal Issue #5: MANAGEMENT
Dedicated to the memory of Mark Fisher (1968-2017).

With contributions by Mark Fisher, Andrea Francke, Ross Jardine, Christopher Newfield, Karin Hansson, Carla Cruz, Khaldun Bshara, Erling Björgvinsson, Dari Bae, Apolonija Šušteršic, Barbara Czarniawska.
Issue editors: Henric Benesch, Erling Björgvinsson, Andrea Phillips. 

Read and download your copy of the journal here.

Upcoming events

EXCLUSION: Second biennial PARSE Conference, November 15-17, 2017
Early registration dates: May 15 - June 30
Early Registration to the second biennial PARSE conference on 'EXCLUSION' is now open. The conference will have six thematic strands, each of which will run across a whole day and within which discussion amongst delegates will be of equal importance to panel and lecture presentations:
Geographies of Exclusion, Educational Exclusion, Colonisation and Decolonisation, Vocabularies of Exclusion, Participation as Exclusion, and Indigeneity.
Read more about thematic strands here and register here.

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the Venice Art Biennale
Several doctoral candidates and researchers from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg are participating at the Research Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale.

View schedule and read more at the links below.
Venue: Research Pavilion, Sala del Camino Campos. Cosmo 621, Giudecca, Venice – vaporetto Palanca.

May 10 - June 30: Valand Academy doctoral candidates André Alves and Eva Weinmayr show their works at the exhibiton You gotta to say yes to another access.

Image: Eva Weinmayr, Library Underground, installation shot in "Utopia of Access", Pavilion for Artistic Research, Venice , 11 May - 2 July 2017

June 10-11: PARSE organizes seminars and workshops on exclusion: Exclusive Access - on the dynamics and vocabularies of co-option, care and the subaltern.

June 16-17: Professor Anders Hultqvist from the Academy of Music and Drama presents a concert – lecture A shrinking emptiness - meaning, chaos and entropy and Marina Cyrino, doctoral candidate at the Academy of Music and Drama, will perform que vibra, corpos que pulsam.

June 17: Elisabeth Belgrano, Academy of Music and Drama, participates in a performance installation Glories to Nothingness.

June 27-28: PARSE professor at Valand Academy Andrea Phillips together with GradCAM in Dublin and Goldsmiths in London, organizes a two-day workshop – performance seminar with the title Choreographic.

September 19: Mick Wilson, Head of Valand Academy, leads the workshop Imaginary Access - Exhibit-Making as a Public Inquiry together with Bard College in the United States.

September 23: Jason E. Bowman, Senior lecturer at Valand Academy, arranges the seminar Post-colonial artist organization in the African regions?

Public Defence: Ana Džokić
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, Sweden
Title: Upscaling, Training, Commoning
Opponent: Professor Katherine Gibson​, Institute of Culture and Society, Western Sydney University 
Date and time: Monday, May 29, 13:00
Venue: Muralen, Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen
Download dissertation here.

This public defence will be held in English.

Public defence: Kirsi Nevanti
Stockholm University of the Arts and Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University
Title: In Real Life (Or Elsewhere) – On creative processes and Parallel Realities in Documentary Film
Opponent: Jonna Bornemark, Docent in Philiosophy and Senior Lecturer, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Stockholm
Date and time: Thursday, 1 June 2017, 13.00

Venue: Bio Victor, The Film House, Borgvägen 1-5, Stockholm
Read more here. Download dissertation here. 

This public defence will be held in Swedish.

Circle 7 Nordic Summer University summer symposium
Registration deadline: Thursday, May 25
In this summer session, artistic research Circle 7 will explore themes of Functions, Fissures and Failures: How artistic research can break and build societal strategies. Register by sending a 150 word bio and registering here. 
Read more about the symposium theme and view preliminary schedule here.
Dates: July 26 – Aug 2, 2017
Venue: Saulkrasti, Latvia

50%-seminar: Bogdan Szyber, Performing Arts, Stockholm University of the Arts
Title: The merchandising of artistic research art and artistic research theory
Opponent: Sinziana Ravini, art critic and editor

Date and time: Wednesday, June 7, 18.00 - 21.00

Venue: Gathering 17:45 in the foyer at Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnégatan 87. You will be guided down to a room below the building.

Read more about the seminar here.

This seminar will be held in English.

Editors: Anna Frisk, Kanchan Burathoki
Göteborgs universitet, e-mail:
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