The Research Catalogue as Model for Dissertations and Theses in Art and Design (01/01/2012)

Michael Schwab

Available media

About this article

The Artistic Research Catalogue (ARC) is a project funded by the Dutch government (2010–2012) that develops a publication framework for artistic research. This framework is tested in a prototype software used by the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR). JAR is a novel, international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies. The development of ARC and JAR is a response to a problem perceived by many researchers in art and design: traditional, academic modes of writing cater little for the needs of artistic researchers who are striving for a greater integration of making and writing. The present chapter introduces epistemological problems of artistic research, which it relates to recent developments in the history and theory of science, before attempting a definition of what academic writing may be for art and design practitioners. Explaining a number of key concepts from ARC (exposition, weave, aspect, tool and work) the chapter describes software requirements for the publication of artistic research that combine features from academic repositories, museum catalogues, online publishing and e-research. Finally, the chapter suggests that ARC is transdisciplinary in nature due to the fact that all modes of writing can be represented.
keywordsexpositionality, research catalogue, artistic research, writing, academia, art education, documentation, publishing, rich-media
copyrightMichael Schwab/Sage
placeLondon, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi
external link

i have forgotten my password
join the research catalogue
Portals The research catalogue serves:
Journal for Artistic Research
a peer-reviewed international journal for all art disciplines
KC Research Portal
Research Portal of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
The portal of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
RUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
Taiteellisen tutkimuksen kausijulkaisu / Studies in Artistic Research
University of Applied Arts Vienna
RC portal of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Journal of Sonic Studies
A peer-reviewed, international journal on sound studies and auditory culture
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Portal of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
SHAPE - Artistic Research and Institutional Impact
SHAPE aims to describe the impact of artistic research within specific frameworks.
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen
Portal of Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
Portal of Codarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdam
Stockholm University of the Arts
Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) provides education and conducts research in the fields of choreography, film & media, opera and performing arts.
University of the Arts Helsinki
University of the Arts Helsinki was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki.
Norwegian Academy of Music
A leading artistic and academic university college with approximately 700 students. Located in Oslo, Norway.
The Danish National School of Performing Arts
This portal is a platform for distribution of knowledge produced through artistic research at the Danish National School of Performing Arts.
VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
The portal of Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm