PhDArts conference, 18/19 October 2018

Celebrating 10 years PhDArts
How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts?

To mark the ten-year anniversary of PhDArts, the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) and the University of the Arts The Hague organize a two-day conference. The conference committee is chaired by Janneke Wesseling (director PhDArts).

Over the past 20 years, artistic research has steadily gained ground as a new research discipline in The Netherlands. PhD programs in artistic research have been established or are being developed, in a collaborative effort between universities and art schools. With this conference, PhDArts aims to address ways to consolidate, sustain and nourish a research culture in the arts on a national level. The conference will comprise artistic presentations by researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines enrolled at 3rd level educational institutions across the country, as well as two keynote lectures on the topic of the conference, break-out groups and artistic presentations by ACPA PhD candidates and alumni.

The aim is to gather experiences and insights from all parties involved in the field, to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between universities and art institutions nation-wide and to build a community that stimulates collaborations between colleague institutions and their different initiatives.

For more information visit the conference event page or see the programme book, with an introduction by Janneke Wesseling.