Artistic research yearbook 2016

The art university – political dream or broadened future for the arts?

This year´s book is the thirteenth edition of the "Artistic research yearbook", and the first to be issued in English only.

The book opens with four articles on the theme of the academisation of artistic research and education, three of which are written by the keynote speakers at last year´s symposium of Artistic Research at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö. In the articles they examine the developments in the field from various angles, with a focus on the art university, largely based on experiences from the speakers´ respective home countries of Switzerland, the UK and Norway.

The fourth article considers the career paths for artistic researchers with a PhD in Sweden. Of the hundred or so holders of a PhD in the artistic field, 75 % are employed at higher education institutions in Sweden or abroad. In the absence of more detailed data, the authors believe it is likely that only a few of these have been able to continue in research after obtaining their doctorate. A more qualitative follow-up study is planned in the next yearbook, which will highlight the scope of postdoctoral research at the relevant higher education institutions.

The next section presents reviews of two doctoral theses – one on choreography and one on literary composition. This is followed by five reports on artistic projects that have received funding from the Swedish Research Council, with comments from the Committee for Artistic Research.

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