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Call for contributions to the 14th International Conference on Artistic Research

Conference: April 19–21

Proposal deadline: November 14, 1pm

The 14th International Conference on Artistic Research will take place in Trondheim from April 19–21, 2023, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The Society for Artistic Research (SAR) and other partners organized the largest conference on practice-based research in the arts.

What kind of artistic research practices would enable us to reflect and respond effectively to the urgencies of our moment?

A moment at which it becomes increasingly obvious that merely fixing bugs and making little improvements won’t cut it. Our world urgently needs serious structural transformation rather than decoration and more embellishment. We are looking for instances and models of artistic research that actively embrace academic boundaries rather than simply navigating them as places for conceptual freedom, human creativity, and collective imagination.

What does it mean to create something new?

Even though everyone talks about innovation, we believe that novelty should be emancipated in favor of circular or cyclical processes of creativity.

What is artistic research responsible for?

Everyone talks about impact, but we want creative research to be able to contribute to transition processes by sharing methodologies, challenging ownership, and fostering self-assurance.

What is the right time and form?

While everyone is talking about solutions, we are interested in artistic inquiry that questions its own temporality and recording formats while also looking ahead to potential future forms of value.

Request for proposals for two kinds of presentations of artistic research projects: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by 20 minutes of conversation. long format: 40 minute presentation plus conversation follows for another 40 minutes. Innovative presenting forms are encouraged.

Before choosing the final presentations for the program, the Conference Committee will set up a single-blind peer review procedure. The committee consequently makes a second request for peer reviewers. Peer reviewers will not be permitted to submit suggestions on their own. The evaluation process’s requirements are openly disclosed and transparent. Each submitter should have access to the results of the peer reviews. After the entries have been received, more information about this pilot procedure will be made available in November.

Deadline for submission is at 1pm CEST, on November 14, 2022. Please follow the guidelines to submit a proposal for a contribution! Visit here for more information and contact.