This report shares the findings of three surveys undertaken in the first phase of the ADiE project (Oct 2016-June 2017). Investigating current provision and industry connections the surveys focused upon gathering experiences, views and perceptions of artistic doctorates in order to identify best practices, as well as gaps and issues, in provision by Higher Education Insistutions (HEIs) at the interface with the professional environment. The online surveys targeted three key stakeholders groups:
- current and recent doctoral candidates
- doctoral supervisors, an
- the wider cultural sector, including artists, producers, promoters and other roles.
The views of these stakeholders are important. As, while much attention has been given to the status and nature of artistic work as a form of research within the academy, to date, little consideration has been given to the experiences of those undertaking and/or supporting doctoral studies, nor to assess the perceptions, and potential impact of, these studies upon the wide cultural sector.
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