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Evaluating Research in the Arts

Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 09:00
Academy Palace
Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussel
Siglinde.De.Koninck@vub.ac.be
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The conference ‘Evaluating Research in the Arts’ will focus on different levels of evaluation of artistic research, on modalities regarding pre- and post-funding and on international and institutional perspectives and constraints.

The first day of the conference serves as a general introduction to research in the arts and related issues such as inter- and transdisciplinarity, diversity of output forms and questions regarding evaluation and funding. The second day provides an in-depth exploration of the different levels on which artistic research evaluation operates: ex-ante evaluation in the context of journals and project assessment and ex-post evaluation and funding of artistic research, examined from an international comparative perspective. Policy perspectives will also be considered.

The conference offers lectures and debates in which best practices are presented and in which international experts can discuss their points of view, while research cases are presented by artists from the Flemish Higher Arts Institutes.

Conference Outline

day 1:

  • introduction: what is research in the arts? 
  • inter- and transdisciplinarity 
  • output of research in the arts
  • evaluation and funding

confirmed speakers: Luk Vaes (BE), Peter De Graeve (BE), Mick Wilson (IE), Binke van Kerckhoven (BE), Iuliana Varodi (FR), Wim De Temmerman (BE), Richard Blythe (AU), Bruce Brown (UK), Johan Öberg (SE), Holger Schulze (DE), Walter Ysebaert (BE), Koenraad Debackere (BE)

artistic research presentations by Aline Veiga Loureiro (BE), Hannah Joris (BE), Johan Van Den Berghe and Jeroen D’hoe (BE), Paulo de Assis (BE)

register for day 1

day 2:

  • introduction: contexts for evaluation
  • journals
  • project funding
  • ex-post evaluation
  • evaluation and policy

confirmed speakers: Michael Schwabb (UK), Kathleen Coessens (BE), Dieter Lesage (BE), Eugen Banauch (AT), Rolf Hughes (SE), Klaus Jung (DE), Katia Segers (BE), Richard Blythe (AU), Bruce Brown (UK), Johan Öberg (SE), Gunnar Sivertsen (NO), Holger Schulze (DE), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (BE), Noël Vercruysse (BE), Paulo de Assis (BE, PT)

artistic research presentations by Anne Pustlauk (BE) and Mekhitar Garabedian (BE)

register for day 2

Please be aware that you should register twice if you want to attend both days of the conference.

 

Conference Program

15/11/2012 – day 1

09.00 – 09.30 start – coffee

Introduction
09.30 – 09.45 
Opening and intro by Patrick De Baetselier (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, vice-rector)

What is research in the arts?
09.45  - 10.30
Luk Vaes (BE, Orpheus Institute and NL, Royal Conservatoire The Hague) “Artistic Research in Music: self portrait with piano”
10.30 – 11.00
Peter De Graeve (BE, LUCA Faculty of Arts) “Art School Performances (Could the Artist Please Be Present)”

11.00 – 11.15 break

Inter- and transdisciplinarity
11.15 – 11.30  
Project presentation I. Hannah Joris (BE, Media, Arts & Design-faculty, Hasselt University and KU Leuven) “Via the body. A research on the expression of the human condition through body fragmentation - jewelry art as contemporary relics”
11.30 -  12.00
Mick Wilson (SE, University of Gothenburg, Valand Academy) “Inter- and transdisciplinarity of artistic research and questions with regard to quality and excellence”
12.00 – 12.15
Project presentation II. Johan Van Den Berghe and Jeroen D’hoe (BE, LUCA Faculty of Arts) “New Feet for 5 Years a Minute. An artistic research project on groundbreaking spacetime experiences in the transdiscipline architecture-music”

12.15 – 13.30 break and lunch

Output of research in the arts
13.30 – 13.50
Binke van Kerckhoven (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, R&D) “Communicating research in the arts: multiple media and forms”
13.50 -  14:10
Iuliana Varodi  (FR, independent artist/researcher) “OnlineWhiteCube/dissemination as (part of) artistic practice”
14.10 – 14.30
Wim De Temmerman (BE, KASK & Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent) “Output of research in the different artistic disciplines”
14.30 - 14.45
Project presentation III. Aline Veiga Loureiro (BE, Royal Conservatory of the Artesis University College Antwerp) “Dance Knowledge and Dance Making: Exploring through bodily experiences”
14.45 - 15.00
Project presentation IV. Paulo de Assis (BE, Orpheus Institute and PT, University Nova Lisbon) “Experimentation versus Interpretation: exploring New Paths in Music Performance in the Twenty-First Century – Part 1”

15.00 - 15.15 break

Evaluation and funding of artistic research I. General reflections on national models
15.15 – 16.15
Richard Blythe (AU, RMIT University) Australia
Bruce Brown (UK, University of Brighton) United Kingdom
Johan Öberg (SE, Gothenburg University) Sweden
Holger Schulze (DE, UdK Berlin) Germany - short video presentation

16.15 – 16:45
panel discussion (previous speakers)

16:45 – 17:00
Walter Ysebaert (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, R&D) “Preliminary results of the ECOOM-study on output indicators for artistic research in Flanders”
17:00 - 17:15
Concluding words by Koenraad Debackere (BE, KU Leuven, Promotor-Coordinator ECOOM)

17.15  reception

 
16/11/2012 – day 2

08.30 – 09.15 start – coffee

Introduction
09.15 – 09.30
Introduction by Walter Ysebaert (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, R&D) “Contexts for evaluating artistic research”
09.30 - 09.45
Project presentation V. Anne Pustlauk (BE, KCB Erasmus University College Brussels) “The keyed flute then and now, or how we could listen more attentively to Schubert. Research from a performer's perspective”

Journals
09.45 - 10.15
Michael Schwab (UK, Royal College of Art and BE, Orpheus Institute) “New publication modes for artistic research: JAR and its peer-review”
10.15 – 10.45
Kathleen Coessens (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Orpheus Institute, Royal Conservatory of the Artesis University College Antwerp) “To submit or not to submit - Negotiating artistic research in the academic world”

10.45 – 11.00 break

Evaluation and funding of artistic research II. project funding
11.00 – 12.30 
Dieter Lesage (BE, RITS Erasmus University College Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)“Artistic Research and the Research Foundation - Flanders: Problems and Perspectives”
Eugen Banauch (AT, Austrian Science Fund) “Evaluation of artistic research in PEEK, Austria”
Rolf Hughes (SE, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) “Perspectives from the Swedish Research Council” 
Katia Segers (BE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels Arts Platform) “Evaluating arts projects and organisations within the framework of the Flemish Arts Decree”

12.30 – 13.15 break and lunch

Evaluation and funding of artistic research III. ex-post evaluation
13.15 – 14.45
Richard Blythe (AU, RMIT University) Australia
Bruce Brown (UK, University of Brighton) United Kingdom
Johan Öberg (SE, University of Gothenburg) Sweden
Gunnar Sivertsen (NO, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)) “An attempt to create an indicator for performance-based funding of arts research in Norway”
Holger Schulze (DE, UdK Berlin) Germany - video presentation

14.45 - 15.00 break

Evaluation and policy
15.00 - 15.15
Project presentation VI. Mekhitar Garabedian (BE, KASK/School of Arts Ghent and Ghent University) “Something about today”
15.15 - 15.35
Noël Vercruysse (BE, Ministry of Education and Training Flemish Community) “Institutional organisation of artistic research in Flanders: the policy perspective” 
15.35 - 15.55
Paulo de Assis (BE, Orpheus Institute and PT, University Nova Lisbon) “Experimentation versus Interpretation: exploring New Paths in Music Performance in the Twenty-First Century – Part 2”
15.55 - 16.15
Karel Vanhaesebrouck (BE, RITS Erasmus University College Brussels, ULB) “Why measure? The real agenda behind Bologna”

16.30 – 17:30 Panel discussion and Q/A-session : speakers from different sessions