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Artistic Research Platform

Artistic Research Platform

The articulation of the value of artistic research is one of ELIA’s strategic priorities.

Since a few years, ELIA ELIA has had a very active and multi-displinary working group and platform working on Artistic Research. The working group has identified priorities which aim to continue the work undertaken during one of ELIA’s past projects, SHARE, and to strengthen its network.

On behalf of ELIA, the working group developed The Florence Principles, a position paper on artistic doctorates, presented at the ELIA Biennial Conference 2016 in Florence.

This position paper was successfully used to give recognition to artistic doctorates at a European and national level.

ELIA also worked on increasing the visibility of Artistic Research on the European level, by contributing to the Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research (published in collaboration with AEC and other networks in June 2020) and by endorsing Paulo de Assis as ELIA’s nominee to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission.

ELIA is involved in the strategic partnership Erasmus+ project Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates, developed in a transnational cooperation setting and coordinated by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In the frame of this project, ELIA organised the Challenges of Doctoral Supervision at the end of September 2019.

ELIA is also partner in the CA2RE+ project (ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership), which includes a series of biannual international and intercultural intensive study programmes for doctoral candidates, guided by experienced evaluators from participating universities and invited experts.

If this topic is of interest to you, and you are on staff at an ELIA member institution, you can join the Artistic Research Platfomr in the signed-in environment-MyELIA. 

Click here to see the full list of all members in ELIA's working groups. 


Platform Artistic Research

Since the 2018 Rotterdam Biennial, ELIA members have continued to exchange regarding artistic research in the Artistic Research Platform. The first platform event was hosted by Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in June 2019 and the second was a digital event in September 2020.  Events of the platform are developed by the working group Artistic Research.


Working Group Artistic Research

  • Andrea B. Braidt (Chair), University of Vienna (until Nov. 2020)
  • Stephen Broad, Royal Conservatory of Scotland (on behalf of AEC)
  • Peter Dejans, Orpheus Institute Ghent (until Nov. 2020)
  • Florian Dombois, Zurich University of the Arts
  • Michaela Glanz, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • Glenn Loughran, TU Dublin, School of Creative Arts
  • Gesa Marten, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
  • Jørn Mortensen, Høyskolen Kristiania
  • Anne-Helen Mydland, University of Bergen, Faculty of Art and Design
  • Claus Peder Pedersen, Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Ellen Røed, Stockholm University of the Arts
  • Veerle van der Sluys, LUCA School of Arts
  • Maria Topolčanska, Academy of Fine Arts Prague
  • Maria Hansen, ELIA
  • Irene Garofalo, ELIA