Summer Academy for Artistic Research (SAAR) brings together artistic researchers and supervisors for an intense and stimulating week in August. The activities take different forms of conversation, supervision, and shared practices. The summer academy is based on the participants' projects and activities are centered around their projects as well as questions/thoughts generated by this specific context.
SAAR is a joint Nordic project between the partner countries Finland, Sweden and Norway. The SAAR network is coordinated by Uniarts Helsinki and governed by a joint Nordic Steering Group.
The Nordic summer academy provides a supportive setting where artists undertaking a research education (PhD candidates or research fellows in artistic research) from all fields collaborate, present their on-going artistic research and receive feedback from peers and experienced tutors from leading academic art institutions. The aim is to reflect the international diversity and scope of artistic research and to provide a stimulating intellectual environment.
Uniarts Helsinki is prepared to host the summer academy in Helsinki 8-14 August 2021, at Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finish Cultural Centre. Whether or not it will be possible depends on the pandemic situation: government’s regulations, the universities decisions and travel restrictions. It is expected to be decided in May if SAAR 2021 will be held or not.
Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School are invited to apply for participation in the summer academy. Six fellows from Norwegian institutions will get the opportunity to participate - if the academy being held. Fellows who started their projects in 2019, 2020 or 2021 will be prioritized for participation. Please note that we expect all participants to be present during the whole week.
If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2021. It will be decided by 1 March who will be offered the opportunity to participate.
There is no fee for the participants, travel and accommodation costs for the selected participants will be covered by Diku.