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. Dates announced for Swedish Research Council calls 2022

    We have now decided on the dates for 40 or our calls next year. Many of calls are recurrent, but some will be issued for the first time. The new calls are shown in the list below. More calls will be added.

  2. New members for two scientific committees at the Swedish Research Council

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed members to the Committee for Artistic Research and the Committee for Educational Sciences for the period 2022–2024. The mandate period is three years, and members may be reappointed for a further thr...

  3. Symposium on Artistic Research 2021

    Articulation is a central feature of artistic research. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about knowledge-related freedoms, rights and obligations in the field. How is the opportunity utilised to use artistic articulation ...