Creative Arts Research: Are we there yet?
One of NiTRO’s most popular editions focused on the vexed topic of creative arts research. How does artistic practice connect with, and encompass, research - through the eyes of artists and researchers, universities and tertiary institutions and government?
Whether referred to as practice-led, practice-based, artistic, studio or creative arts research, much academic commentary, particularly in Australia, has reflected the desire for this research to be recognised and treated equally with other scholarly disciplines.
This edition of NiTRO revisits the topic to ask how things have progressed for creative arts research: ‘“Are we there yet?” as Jen Webb asked. Looking from a different viewpoint, how has creative arts research evolved and responded to institutional management, to methodological innovations, to the needs of the growing number of our research students and to the increasing interest in disciplinary collaboration and interdisciplinarity?
This edition also marks a changing of the guard as DDCA’s founding president Professor Su Baker hands the baton to Professor Clive Barstow who opens this edition of NiTRO with his first Welcome as DDCA President.
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