The selected case studies reveal experiences of people involved in artistic doctoral work, giving voice to the journeys of doctoral researchers, as well as those supporting, mentoring and programming artistic research. The examples are drawn from across the UK, Finland and Sweden with each person being invited to contribute in ways that we hope will enrich our joint understanding of the Artistic Doctorate.
They offer personal accounts grounded by particular geographic, institutional and artistic contexts. The selected examples seek to foreground some of the typical concerns and recurrent issues that arise within doctoral studies. Alongside examples of performance research practices, highlighted themes include:
– the supervisor/ candidate relationship
– the (dis)connection between university and art world contexts
– the artist-researcher identity
– the research journey and collaborative research