Supervising Artistic and Practice-based Research: Publishing for Urgency

Artistic and practice-based research propose situated responses to the urgencies of our current condition – among them, planetary ecological collapse, systemic inequality, and border regimes. Artistic and practice-based research can allow for individuals, communities, and the environment to be imagined otherwise.

How do supervisors navigate and support these urgencies through and alongside academic structures of dissemination and validation? How can we sustain and develop good practices of publishing artistic and practice-based research that can speak to multiple ways of knowing rather than primarily producing knowledge? How can we privilege the many and multi-faceted ways that artistic and practice-based research meets its public: the research itself as continuous dissemination and engagement, the dissertation, and possibly its defence as an act of publishing, and other frameworks for disseminating artistic research? Which approaches, formats, and platforms are recommended and can be developed by supervisors?

This week-long course for supervisors explores the heterogeneous processes of PhD and postdoc publishing and supervision in the arts. The course brings together professionals from all over the world to discuss, for example, generating knowledge; experimental formats of interacting, distributing, publishing; presentation skills across making and research; styles of writing; ethics in supervision; and supervising collaborative publishing activities. 

This course is dedicated to collective knowledge exchange and community building for supervisors of practice-based or artistic PhD projects or those engaged with the development of administrative or academic frameworks. We hope for a diverse and varied community representing higher arts education institutions, universities, and other research communities. A number of stipends covering participation fees will be available.

Core organization team

  • Maibritt Borgen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Jacob Lund, Aarhus University
  • Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University
  • Henk Slager, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht.