AM I AN ARTIST RESEARCHER?
The 101 questionnaire
Lately, 'research' and 'researcher' have become buzzwords in academic institutions and artistic communities. The conversation about practice-based research in the arts is lively, to be sure, so much so that it also can be baffling at times.
'I am an artist'—you might say—but how do I know if I'm an artist researcher?' 'Is ARC something for me?' To find out, take this 101 questionaire:
The production of art is a fundamental part of my research process
Art is partly the result of my research
I do see myself as a researcher.
I do represent my own practice as research
If you tick all boxes, then yes, ARC is definitely something for you. 'But do I need some kind of diploma? How about an institutional affiliation, like, being a student or an instructor somewhere?'
No and no. ARC is open to you regardless of your previous studies, your ties to the academia and the stage of your career.
Want to know more about artistic research? Here is a good introduction to the concept (see Ch. 2)
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