Artistic Doctorates in Europe

Case Studies

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

The influence of artistic doctorates: Interviews

2020-01-01T11:59:00+00:00Case Studies|

Artistic research degrees are changing the lives and creative practices of the individuals who follow them, as well as making a significant difference to academia and the arts. Yet, to date, there has been a lack of evidence as to nature and extent of these impacts. We have started to address this gap because understanding [...]

Three Manifestos for the Future of the Artistic Doctorate – Tuomas Laitinen, Rachel Krische and Anne Juren

2020-01-01T12:02:05+00:00Case Studies, Resources|

ADiE invited three artistic-researchers -  Tuomas Laitinen, Rachel Krische and Anne Juren - to offer a vision or manifesto for an unknown future as part of the ‘Future Manifestos’ event, Helsinki, August 2019. The manifestos were shared through the means of artistic practice and can be thought of as a generative space in which we might [...]

Documentation and Examination Processes: Ash Bowmott and Virginia Farman (UK)

2020-05-10T16:09:27+00:00Case Studies|

Prof Jane Bacon discusses PaR processes with two doctoral candidates, Ash Bowmott amd Virgina Farman. Ashleigh Bowmott reflects on documentation of performance as a strategy for the final practical examination and Virginia Farman considers her sited outdoor performance created for her upgrade from MPhil to PhD. Conversation filmed at the University of Chichester, Researching [...]

Ways of Sharing Practice as Research: Susanne Martin (DE)

2019-07-29T21:55:14+00:00Case Studies|

Performance Lecture by Susanne Martin,  followed by a discussion with Vida Midgelow  Susanne Martin completed her practice as research PhD at Middlesex University in 2016. She performed the lecture Dancing Age(ing): Performing Ambiguity as part of the Researching (in/as) Motion research intensive (June 2018). The performance lecture emerges from Susanne's doctoral work and is a variant [...]

Artists as researchers, collaborations and the public realm: Nicola Conibere and Katye Coe, in discussion with Simon Ellis (UK)

2019-07-29T19:52:32+00:00Case Studies|

As part of Talking, Thinking, Dancing Dr. Nicola Conibere and Katye Coe, in discussion with Dr. Simon Ellis, consider the necessity of collaboration between artist, commissioners and research institutions in relation to their own doctoral practices as it is shared with audiences. Nicola and Katye, who have both presented their work nationally and internationally, address questions from their [...]

Hierarchies within collaborative work and the research process: Carina Reich (SE)

2019-07-29T19:57:13+00:00Case Studies|

Carina Reich is a Swedish stage director and performer, and currently a PhD candidate in performative and mediated practices at Stockholm University of the Arts. At ADiE's Talking, Thinking, Dancing event on 7 June, Carina sought to expose the working processes leading to performance and the research process itself by re-staging The absent becoming present [...]

Collaborative Doctoral Research: Dance4, Rosanna Irvine and Sara Giddens (UK)

2019-07-29T19:58:50+00:00Case Studies|

Rosanna Irvine and Sara Giddens are UK artists who both have extensive professional careers in dance and the expanded field of choreography. In 2015 they were both awarded PhD’s from Middlesex University developed in collaboration with Dance4 and funded through Arts and Humanities Research Council, Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme (CDA), UK. At Talking, Thinking, [...]

An artistic researchers journey and the doctorate: Tero Nauha (FI)

2019-07-29T21:56:31+00:00Case Studies|

Tero Nauha was in the first cohort of students to undertake the national doctoral programme in artistic research at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy at University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. At ADiE's Talking Thinking Dancing event, 7 June,  Nauha presented the latest incarnation of  A Performance from Fictioning [...]

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