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. Problem to view? See the Newsletter in the web reader.


Wednesday 3 April 13:00
An Inexplicable Hunger – flutist)body(flute (dis)encounters
Marina Cyrino, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama

13:00 performance in A308
13:30 Public defence in A505 (Lingsalen)
Opponent: Catherine Laws, senior lecturer, Department of Music, University of York
Venue: Artisten, Fågelsången 1, Göteborg


Friday 3 May 13:00
Tvärsöver otysta tider / Across Unquiet Times
Imri Sandström, Literary Conmposition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy

Opponent: Amelie Björck, senior lecturer, Södertörn University
Venue: Glashuset

Research School: Workshops and Symposia

Research School April Symposium

Monday-Tuesday 15-16 April


What happens when the words we use allow us to pass over the reasons we use them?
– Sarah Ahmed, On Being Included

(Duke UP, 2012)

The theme for the 15-16 April 2019 Doctoral Symposium is CARE, drawing upon an interdisciplinary framework and focused on an institutional context with particular attention to the university and the museum. This symposium will examine notions of care, particularly looking at how care may be relevant in developing critical pedagogies and interventions that encourage insurgent thinking and practices; how such issues are addressed and dealt with – in artistic research, as well as in contemporary artistic, craft, design and performance practices and discourses.
The Spring 2019 symposium is organized by the doctoral candidates Nicolas Cheng (HDK), Jen Hayashida (Valand Academy) and Ram Krishna Ranjan (Valand Academy).
The Symposium is open by registration for all doctoral students, supervisors and researchers at the Faculty. Please contact Anna Frisk for registration:

Research School October Symposium

Tuesday-Wednesday 8-9 October 2019
 (OBS: new dates)

 During 2019 it will be 100 years since the Bauhaus School was inaugurated. The Bauhaus School was a response to a new era with new paradigms that defined the profession of the designer in the 20th century.

In the spirit of Bauhaus weaver, designer and writer Anni Albers, this symposium will focus on practice-based research and ways to make it public. Anni Albers is recognised as one of the first weavers who theorized weaving through the writing of essays as part of her work as a textile artist. Such is her influence; her artistic work continues to provide us with key references in textile research today.

Though an open public event at the Röhsska Museum, this autumn’s symposium aims to develop and implement research dialogues, exchanges and partnerships on how to make artistic research public on its own terms and not necessarily confined to the standardized academic text or lecture.

In the spirit of the interdisciplinary Bauhaus school, invited guests’ students and researchers from the fields of fine, applied and performing arts will present research findings in dialogue with the academic community and the public.

An exhibition space at Röhsska Museum will be transformed into a workshop providing the tools needed for different presentations of practiced-based research during the symposium. We invite fellow Ph.D. colleagues and post-doc researchers from HDK, HSM and Valand to present practice-based perspectives from their research. We encourage formats that challenge the norm. Please contact the working group, consisting of Hanna af Ekström, Rosa Tolnov Clausen, and Emelie Röndahl if you would like to participate in the program.

Research School Workshop
Monday 9th September kl 9:30-12:00
Contents to be announced

2019 Faculty Supervisors Meetings
Monday 18th March kl 13:00-14:30 (Glashuset)
Monday 9th September kl 13:00-14:30


Tuesday 19th March, 10:00-12:00
Seminar for Licentiat exam
Thomas Nyström, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts

Adaptive Design for Circular Business Models in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
Opponent/discussant: Marcel den Hollander, PhD, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Examiner: Anders Warell, professor in Industrial Design, Institutionen för designvetenskaper, Lunds Tekniska Högskola.
Supervisors: Lisbeth Svengren Holm, professor em. and Mats Williander, RISE
Venue: Aulan, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Tuesday 26th March 10.00-12.00
25% seminar: Rosa Tolnov Clausen, Crafts, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
discussant: Erling Björgvinsson, PARSE profesor, HDK
Venue: HDK weaving workshop

Tuesday 23rd April, 10:00-12:00
Final seminar before public defense: Nicolas Cheng, Crafts, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: World Wide Workshop: The Craft of Noticing (Agency, Materiality and Practice)
Discussant: Dr. Åsa Ståhl, artist and researcher at the Linnaeus University
Venue: Room 338, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Wednesday 22 May 13:00–16:00  
80% seminar: Khashayar Naderehvandi, Artistic Practice 
Valand Academy

Wednesday 12 June 13:00–16:00   
80% seminar: Andjeas Ejiksson, Artistic Practice 
Valand Academy


Materials can be found in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”. If you don't have access, contact Anna Frisk.


More information on the Research School (doctoral students, supervisors, etc.) can be found on the web pages of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts HERE.


Friday 12th April at 13:00-15:00
Venue: X-library, Valand Academy

Rocks in the Archive
In this lecture I will discuss some of the openings, possibilities, and frictions that are currently emerging through new intersections between the fields of anthropology and contemporary art. I will also outline a collaborative anthropological-artistic project that I am now working on, Nordenskiöld's Rock Collection, which involves experimental, decolonizing approaches to engaging with the archives of the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg.

Alyssa Grossman is a social and visual anthropologist whose research spans the themes of cultural memory, critical heritage, material and visual culture, ethnographic film-making, and the connections between anthropology and contemporary art. In 2019 she joined the Communication and Media Department at the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer and contributor to the departmental research cluster on Culture, Space, and Memory.

PARSE updates

PARSE is a peer reviewed research publishing project of the Faculty of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. Established in 2015, PARSE publishes essays and practice that contribute new knowledge to the fields and disciplines that operate in and around the arts.

Call for contributions:

Panels, papers, performances, screenings, collaborations and workshops at the 3rd Biennial PARSE Research Conference: Human

For submissions go to:

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2019

The main theme will be organised around 6 streams that will identify clusters for thinking about the human and its discontents.

* the inhuman, the subhuman, the body and inscriptions of the human (the contested universality of the human across the divisions of class, race, gender, trans, queer, ableism, neurodiversity)

* the imperiled non-human (the Anthropocene, nature, ecological catastrophe) and the technological non-human and objecthood (tools, machine, nature, world of objects, OOO, robotics, algorithms etc)

* the posthuman, pedagogy and the institution (anti-humanism, anti-anthropocentrism, critique of the humanities, the human produced by the university, knowledge and distinction, disciplines of the human)

* human mobility and nationhood (transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, migration, human rights, personhood)

* biopolitics, necropolitics and the governance of the category of the human

* decoloniality, post- and neo-colonialism (slavery, indigeneity, empire, desegregation, white Suprematism, white privilege). 

SAVE THE DATE: 13-15 November, 2019, (Registration to open April)

Out Now: issue 8: Exclusion 

This issue reflects a thematic focus on Exclusion. Edited by Dave Beech, Erling Björgvinsson, Kristina Hagström-Ståhl

Featuring contributions from:

Heather Warren-Crow: “[I]t Seizes [sic] To Be Heard”: Sound Art, Music, and Disability Aesthetics

Nicholas De Genova: “Crises,” Convulsions, Concurrences: Human Mobility, the European Geography of “Exclusion,” and the Postcolonial Dialectics of Subordinate Inclusion

Patricia Lorenzoni: What’s in a Landscape? Indigenous Art and the Coevalness of Colonial Expansion

Marina Gržinić: Exclusion and the Dead 

Find more articles on Excusion here. Further contrbutions will be continued to published in instalments until April 2019.

Art & Migration

Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art

This research theme inquires into the embodied, affective, performative, material, visual, and spatial politics of cross-border human mobilities, through arts/design as well as other disciplines and practices.

April 29, 2019Art and Migration Part 3 

Speakers: William Walters, Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Carleton University (CA), Kitso Lynn Lelliott, artist, filmmaker and researcher, and Martina Tazzioli, Lecturer in Geography at Swansea University and Visiting Lecturer in Forced Migration at City University of London + Aleksander Moturri, writer and cultural producer. 

Location: Baulan, HDK (15.00 - 18.00)


The Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research trajectory within PARSE undertakes a critical exploration of the nexus of gender, race, sexuality, and coloniality in contemporary artmaking, scholarship, and artistic research. Focusing on socially engaged practices related to memory, history, embodiment, and alterity, we seek to involve and publish scholars and artists from a wide range of fields, disciplines, and contexts.

In the decades that have passed since Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the critical concept of intersectionality into legal scholarship, the term has been taken up within broad, interdisciplinary movements in academia and the arts as well as public life, to address discriminating and enabling practices within complex operations of power and social delineation. The Intersectional Engagements research arc seeks to highlight the operative, performative, and ethical potentials of intersectional approaches to creative and researcherly practice. As such the research arc offers an invitation to resituate and reconfigure critical practices in the arts. We understand race, gender, and sexuality to become articulated interdependently and through their co-constitutive relations across interdisciplinary artistic (and) research practices, and situate this inquiry in the multiple colonial legacies shaping and permeating arts and politics on a global scale.

At present we are accepting proposals for publication in PARSE Journal, which address practices situated within intersectional thinking. Proposals are welcome from all artistic and scholarly fields, and should take the form of an abstract of at most 300 words. Links to online creative work and documentation may be included in the abstract.

PARSE publishes original research, and encourages experimental forms of research publication including artistic research. Contributions will be published online. All contributions will pass through an open peer review process.

Please submit your proposal together with a short bio (150 words) to no later than Friday, April 26, 2019.

Editorial Team: Kristina Hagström-Ståhl, Jessica Hemmings, Jyoti Mistry and Khashayar Naderehvandi.

Please address any inquiries to

Art and Work

This research theme explores the contemporary politics of work in art.

May 7 + 8, 2019 Art and Work issue launch event

Screenings, performances and discussions including a keynote from Martha Rosler + more to be confirmed, please check for updates.

Location: Skogen and Hasselblad Centre Gothenburg.

PhD course 7,5 credits summer 2019: Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society, welcomes applications for the PhD course Space, Politics and Aesthetics —A close reading and seminar-based course, running over the summer 2019, withmeetings in June and August. The course is motivated by the so called ‘aesthetic turn’ in politics, and with it,an increasing attention to fundamental ontologicalaspects. Political polarization hasprompted a new awareness as to the conditioning of worldviews, the roleof spatial imaginaries, ideas of commonality and ‘givenness’, attitudes totransformative agency and articulations; basic qualitative conceptions oftenembedded in opaque technologies and discrete infrastructures. The basic text in thecourse is Mustafa Dikeç’s Space, Politics and Aesthetics (2015), which takes as itspoint of departure the centrality of space to political thinking. Through a briefpresentation and discussion of Immanuel Kant’s (1724– 1804) aesthetics, inparticular the third critique, Critique of Judgement (1790), the book introduces anddiscusses the thinking of Hanna Arendt, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Rancière. Apartfrom this book, the course will include reading of original texts of these authors,thereby answering to the demand for interdisciplinary study across the fields ofpolitics, geography, philosophy and aesthetics. Please find a lengthier description of the course, including additional information HERE

Maria Hellström Reimer, Professor, and
Mustafa Dikeç, Visiting Professor
Malmö University


New support for the management of research data

On March 1st, the University of Gothenburg is setting up a new support function that will help researchers with questions about the handling, archiving and publication of research data.

The new function will help you as a researcher to easily do the right thing when it comes to the management of research data. General tips is found at the following website here in the Staff Portal:

Management of research data

A link to the site is found under Service & Support, or you can go directly through the address

You can also send your questions about the handling of the data generated by your research to the support group. The group consists of representatives from the Grants and Innovation office, IT, the University Library and the archive function at the university.

Contact us at Since the support function is new, we are grateful for feedback on what kind of help you would like to get from us in the future.

What is Practice-Based Literary Research? NEW PUBLICATION Open Access

Fredrik Nyberg, poet and senoir lecturer at Valand Academy,  participates in this new publication wit the article The Writing and the Doing—about Artistic Research through a Writing Practice

The whole volume on “artistic research and literature” is available for download at

The book brings together 16 writers and scholars from eight European countries, representing a variety of institutional constellations in which new overlaps between literature, art and research are emerging. The contributions expand on methodological reflexions as well as on historical and contemporary practices. With generous support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Editors: Tan Wälchli and Corina Caduff

Book release of “The ’essentially’ feminine”

Wednesday 20 March at 5 pm
Bergerstudion, Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten

The ‘essentially’ feminine — a mapping through artistic practice of the feminine territory offered by Early Modern Music, is the somewhat complicated title of this book. But the content is not hard to understand a year into the #metoo-movement. It turns out that 400-year-old songs use the same rules as abusive men still do. Songs of love from a man to a woman in seventeenth-century England often contain patterns that today’s survivors of domestic violence recognise: to reject a ‘no,' accuse, threaten and question the loved one’s character. The researcher Katarina A Karlsson has read 755 songs from the time. Among the love songs from a man to a woman, more than half use these rules to varying degrees.

Research Pavilion #3 in Venice 2019: Research Ecologies

The perspectives of artistic research challenge the established art biennale context as the third Research Pavilion, hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki, opens in Venice in May 2019.

Instead of being focused on a curated exhibition, Research Pavilion #3 offers a view on the manifold practices of artistic research. The participating researchers will showcase their work in parallel processes of exhibiting, performing, exposing and discussing artistic research. 

The Pavilion, situated in the Sala del Camino on Giudecca, will be a vibrant, changing space that presents the multiple methods and practices of conducting artistic research. Some sections will be arranged as exhibitions, some build on participation or performative research. The artist researchers will also work together in residency periods in Venice as well as organise events, workshops, performances and discussions open to the public. Each opening day the Pavilion will offer moderated hours, inviting visitors to have a conversation with artist researchers involved.

The high season in Venice, however, is just one dimension of the Research Pavilion project. Research Pavilion #3 uses the international research database Research Catalogue as a collaborative space for documenting the activities of the research cells, forming a living archive of their work.

The Research Pavilion is an ongoing project created and hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki. Research Pavilion #3 is created in cooperation with the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation and international partner institutions: Aalto University, Valand Academy of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Interlab Hongik University Seoul. The conveners of the project are Mika Elo, Professor from the University of the Arts Helsinki, and Henk Slager, professor and curator from the Netherlands.

Research Pavilion website
Research Catalogue

Research Pavilion #3: Research Ecologies
9 May – 28 August 2019, 10am – 6pm. Moderated hours 10 – 12am. Closed Tuesdays.

Opening on 8 May 2019 at 5.30 – 8.30 pm, including concert-installation by Electronic Chamber Music.

Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo 621, Giudecca, Venice
Free admission.

For Research Pavilion events during the spring and summer, see

Forskardriven digitalisering – datadriven forskning. Utmaningar och möjligheter

Välkommen till det tredje seminariet kring digitalisering, forskning och kulturhistoriska samlingar! Denna gång ligger fokus på en workshop och en gemensam diskussion kring vägen framåt.

Syftet är att inspirera till mer konkreta former för dialog och samverkan mellan minnesinstitutioner, forskarsamhället och forskningsfinansiärer.

Tid: Onsdag 27 mars kl 13–16.15.
Kaffe serveras under eftermiddagen.
Lunch ingår och serveras klockan 12.

Plats: Riksantikvarieämbetet, Storgatan 41, Stockholm.
Läs mer
Anmälan senast 25 mars. Klicka här för anmälan.

Momentum 10 - The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

André Alves, Valand Phd student, is included in the list of artists presenting at Momentum 10 - The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, with the theme The Emotional Exhibition. 

André will present the project "Pre-text," that examines formations of value around the social construction of togetherness by setting a series of interactive processes to translate and document private experience.

Re-(en)activating Aimé Césaire's Tragedies: Writing 'Theatrical Histories' as International Lawyers

Dr Adil Hasan Khan (Melbourne Law School) The research groups in international law and legal theory at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg, invites you to an interdisciplinary seminar with Dr Adil Hasan Khan (Melbourne Law School). We invite scholars, artists and activists of all disciplines as the seminar aims to act as a stage for critical engagement and interaction between law, the arts and Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). 

Time: 10:15–12:00, 7 May

Venue: CIP-room, 6th floor, the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg

How to write a competitive proposal for the ERC Starting Grant

This spring, the Grants and Innovation Office is offering a course on how to write a competitive ERC Starting Grant research proposal.The course consists of two parts: 

  • 9 April:  an information and inspiration seminar open to all researchers
    Registration: email Dubi Eliasson
  • 9-10 May: an interactive workshop for scientists who are actively working on a proposal for the ERC Starting Grant (ERC-2020-STG) call in autumn 2019.
    Registration: Skills Development Portal


We cordially want to invite you to submit a paper to the peer reviewed book project on “Teaching Artistic Research”. The book, published by De Gruyter, is connected to a series of symposia on higher art education that we have been engaged with since 2014 (University of Applied Arts Vienna, Teachers College Columbia University New York).  Please find a short description of the book below. 

Full Paper deadline | 15 April 2019
Notification of accepted Full Papers | 15 May 2019Book Presentation  | Autumn

Short description:
Title Series: Conversations Across Cultures
Title: Teaching Artistic Research

With art as research becoming an established paradigm in art education, several questions arise. How do we educate young artists and designers to actively engage in the production of knowledge and aesthetic experiences in an expanded field? What are some of the role models to which we can look when we speak about hybrid practices and artistic research? How do we best prepare students to carry out their own artistic research? What comprises a curriculum that accommodates a changed learning, making, and research landscape? And how is teaching “art” different from teaching “artistic research”? What particular abilities and competencies should a teacher of artistic research have? 

Inspired by a symposium at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2018, this book presents a diversity of thoughtful responses to these questions. 

Summary: This book discusses whether and, more importantly, how artistic research can be taught in practice.

Please submit your full paper using form & stylesheet attached. 

Accepted papers will be published in a book.

For further information please contact :

The language of the book is ENGLISH.

International Conference "Performing Arts between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

Calls for workshops, performances, works in progress and other formats of performance art! Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts administration - Performing Arts Training - Theatre Design & Technology
Dates: December 16 - 20, 2019
Location: Beautiful Castle of 13th century in Austria
The conference creates international, multicultural and multidisciplinary platform for exchange and collaboration between academics, performing artists, arts managers, producers, musicians, designers and teachers. Our goal is to explore the bridge between the world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions and modern innovations.
For details, submission guidelines & practical details, view:

DARE 2019 Call for Proposals

DARE 2019: machinic assemblages of desire is the Third International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research held every two years at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent, BE). The 2019 edition focuses on the use, translation and appropriation for music and the arts of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of assemblage and invites artistic and/or scholarly presentations that either problematise existing assemblages or propose new ones.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 5 May 2019.

Invited Speakers: Anne Sauvagnargues (Paris Nanterre University, FR), Barbara Glowczewski (National Scientific Research Center - CNRS, FR), David Savat(University of Western Australia, Perth, AU), Edward Campbell (University of Aberdeen, UK), George E. Lewis (Columbia University, US), Ian Buchanan(University of Wollongong, AU), José Gil (New University of Lisbon, PT), Peter Pál Pelbart (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, BR), Thomas Nail (University of Colorado, US), Yuk Hui (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, DE).

Chair: Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute, Ghent, BE)
Coordinator: Paolo Giudici (Royal College of Art, London, UK)
Advisory Board: Zsuzsa Baross (Trent University, Peterborough, CA), Arno Böhler (University of Vienna, AT), Henk Borgdorff (University of the Arts, The Hague, NL), Kathleen Coessens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE), Laura Cull (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK), Lucia D’Errico (Orpheus Institute, Ghent, BE), Mika Elo (University of the Arts, Helsinki, FI), Julian Klein (Institut für künstlerische Forschung, Berlin, DE), Tero Nauha (University of the Arts, Helsinki, FI), David Savat (Deleuze and Guattari Studies Journal executive editor), Michael Schwab (Journal for Artistic Research editor in chief), Kamini Vellodi (University of Edinburgh, UK).



March 29-31, 2019 at Kunstuni Graz/University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Venue: Mumuth, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria

In 2016, the artistic research project "GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice" was launched at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM – of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In GAPPP, a team of researchers investigates the artistic potential of elements from computer games in the context of audiovisual composition and performance. A large number of questions grouping around this key interest have been investigated and more than a dozen new artistic works composed and performed that explore those questions from a practice based and theoretical side.

During the symposium "GAMIFIED COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE – A SYMPOSIUM IN ARTISTIC RESEARCH" the most significant outcomes of the research project will be presented and discussed in the form of talks and artistic performances. The symposium will bring together an international mix of artists, performers and speakers from the fields of game philosophy, game theory, audiovisual art and musicology. The works that we will present were created as part of the GAPPP research, or have been especially commissioned for this symposium. The focus of the symposium lies not only in the reflection of the findings of this particular research project, but in discussing and opening up new questions and perspectives that emerge from the intersection of artistic practice, aesthetics, game elements and mechanics.

Please visit our website for a detailed schedule:


Lecture Series "Knowing in Performing"

Since the winter term 2018/19 the Artistic Research lecture series “Knowing in Performing” takes place at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Internationally renowned artistic researchers investigate the cross-disciplinary dynamics of Artistic Research with a special focus on the performing arts.

Upcoming Summer Term Lectures:

12 March 2019:
Looking back, looking through, looking beneath: the promises and pitfalls of reflection as a research tool

Prof. Dr. Darla M. Crispin, Vice Rector for Research and Artistic Development and Director of the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research (NordART) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

9 April 2019:
Performing Citizenship. Heterotopian Research between Art, Science and Society

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Peters, artistic researcher and performer, Visiting Professor at the Heteropia Graduate Program at Folkwang University of the Arts

 14 May 2019
Cultural Gaps in Artistic-Research

Prof. Dr. Susanne V. Granzer, actress and Professor for Acting, mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and Dr. Arno Böhler, philosopher, University of Vienna

Time and Place

  • Tuesdays, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Fanny Hensel-Hall

mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Anton-von-Webern Platz 1, 1030 Vienna
Further information:

Journal of Embodied Research CFP 2019: Call for Video Articles

The Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions of up to 20 minutes for issue 2.1 (2019). JER is the first peer-reviewed, open access, fully indexed, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied, artistic, and practice research projects.

JER issue 1.1 (2018) includes video articles on contemporary choreography, intercultural actor training, medieval martial arts, and performing landscape. These articles, along with a video editorial essay, are freely available here:

Submissions are welcome from any field and are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. All video articles are initially assessed by the editor and then go through single-anonymous peer review before being published. Submission guidelines and selected resources on the video essay form can be found here:

Questions of authorship, identity, affect and epistemology are central to JER’s concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with informal proposals and queries at any time. Formal submissions should be handled via the online submissions system.

Open access for JER is provided by the Open Library of Humanities consortium.


Call for Submissions: JAR Issue 20 - Winter 2019

Submission deadline: 2 April 2019

JAR is an Open Access journal that publishes artistic research from all arts disciplines including (but not limited to) the visual arts, architecture, dance, design, film, literature, music, painting, performance, photography, poetry, sculpture, theatre, video art, urban planning, etc. The journal seeks submissions of artistic research practitioners and theorists with or without academic affiliation. Rethinking the traditional journal format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online space called the Research Catalogue (RC) where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material allowing for creative modes of presenting and documenting artistic work. We are specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcome submissions from artists interested in opening up the processes that underlie their practice. Please view our archive to get a sense of what we publish.

To submit an article, contributors are required to register for a free account on the RC and use the online space to design the layout for and expose their research. JAR provides editorial and technical guidance with these processes.

For our guidelines on submissions visit:

For submissions information, and advice on whether your research is suitable for JAR, contact the Managing Editor, using the web contact form.

10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research at Zurich University of the Arts, March 21-23, 2019

For the 10th SAR conference on Artistic Research, the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) is back in Switzerland where the society was founded 10 years ago. Since its founding, SAR and its activities have seen encouraging developments and the annual SAR conference has become the place where the international artistic research community of all disciplines meets and eats, discusses and disputes, builds networks and friendships. The 10th SAR conference is organized around three topics and two types of session formats for input and discussion.

This year’s conference puts the manifoldness of artistic research practices and the discussion of specific aspects in each session at the center of the conference. The three topics are 
Productive Gaps 
Enhanced Dissemination Formats
Inspiring Failures.

A keynote presentation will be delivered for each of the three topics by REBECCA HILTON, CATHY VAN ECK and KRISTEN KREIDER.
More information and registration on the conference–website:


Shana MacDonald - The City as Place: Remapping Urban Space through Artistic Research

Call for Papers: International Journal of Music and Performing Arts

International Journal of Music and Performing Arts is a fully refereed international journal that provides clear, stimulating and readable accounts of contemporary research in music and performing arts worldwide, and a section containing extended book reviews which further current debates. The journal strives to strengthen connections between research and practice, so enhancing professional development and improving practice within the field of music education and performing arts. The range of subjects covers music teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts including classroom, individual, group and whole class instrumental and vocal teaching, music in higher education, international comparative music education, music in community settings, and teacher education.

The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.

The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (International Journal of Music and Performing Arts) in the cover letter or simply put ‘International Journal of Music and Performing Arts’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail. 


Research Catalogue an international database for artistic research: find out more.


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Editor: Anna Frisk, Göteborgs universitet, 

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