As of 2011 the Swiss Artistic Research Network (SARN) is a platform for the coordination and communication of activities between and around the artistic research community of Switzerland’s art schools and internationally.
Since the implementation of the Bologna Reform and the start of the MFA programmes in Switzerland (2008) artistic research has attracted interest and vibrant debate. In close association with educational programmes and external partners, as well as independent artists, departments for artistic research have developed methodologies, results and strategies in numerous projects. It is SARN’s key assignment to initiate interaction, discuss standards and disseminate swiss artistic research.
Academy of Art and Design Basel (FHNW)
Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV)
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Design & Art (HSLU D&K)
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
As representatives of the artists/artistic researchers we have a consultative role for the KHKD and thus see it as a key assignment to give the community a voice and visibility of the specific artistic qualities and independence needed to develop the field.