Artistic research yearbook 2015

From arts college to university

This yearbook contains both the Swedish and English version.

"From arts college to university" is the twelfth edition and begins with a examination of the academicisation that has taken place the past decade or so and still continues within artistic education and research.

The opening article is an updated subject overview by the Swedish Research Council´s Committee for Artistic Research. Subject overviews have been drawn up for all the subject areas within the council as the basis for the Government´s Research Bill 2016.

Academicisation is also touched upon in the following two articles, which are the speeches by keynote speakers at the last year´s symposium on artistic research. The symposium had the same title as this year´s book.

This year we have two doctoral thesis reviewed – one on literary composition, the first of its kind in Sweden, and one on photography. Both are from the University of Gothenburg.

Next come four reports on artistic projects that have received financial support from the Swedish Research Council. The projects are about writing as a method, a study of the A4 Sheet, experimental theatre and architectonic visualisation of ‘affordance’. The project reports are then commented on by the Committee for Artistic Research.


  1. Information meeting about grants within Artistic Research

    Welcome to an information meeting about 2023 year´s calls within Artistic Research. The meeting will be held primarily in English.

  2. Research review 2023: Artistic research
  3. Symposium on artistic research in a time of change

    Questions about the environment and climate are occupying an ever larger place in artistic research, often through multi-disciplinary collaborations. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about the role of artistic research in...