Artistic Research Autumn Forum

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Artistic Research Autumn Forum 2020 will be a digital event featuring streamed keynotes, presentations and performances.

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  • About Artistic Research Forum

    Artistic Research Autumn Forum was established by the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) as a yearly conference to promote the understanding of artistic research in a national and international perspective. At the conference, there will be parallel sessions with presentations of projects funded by NARP, as well as presentations of research fellows projects.

    NTNU is the host of the autumn forum 2020.

  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows, supervisors, project managers, academic and administrative staff and other concerned with artistic research. 

    Participation in five and project presentations in three Artistic Research Forums is mandatory for research fellows in the Norwegian Artistic Research School. All participants have to register, also research fellows presenting their project at the forum. 

  • Practical information

    The Artistic Research Autumn Forum 2020 will be a digital event featuring streamed presentations and performances. Links to the Zoom meetings and live streams has been sent by e-mail to all registered participants. If you have not received the links, please contact

  • The presentations

    The presentations should be made digitally available to all forum participants, either recorded or live-streamed from your institution or other location.

    The discussions after the presentations are set up as Zoom meetings with technical support and a moderator to facilitate the discussion.

    Project presentations

    Each session has a time limit of 135 minutes. The session will contain three elements:

    • The project presentation/demonstration (60 min)
    • Break (15 min)
    • The commentator’s comments and critiques (15 min)
    • The public discussion with the forum participants (45 min)

    All presentations of projects funded by NARP will be supplied with an external commentator. The commentators’ task is to offer a constructive, critical view to the project team and to the other participants so as to inspire the consecutive debate on the artistic research aspects in the project.

    Presentations by research fellows

    Each session has a time limit of 60 minutes: 30 min presentation time followed by 30 min feedback from the audience/discussion.

    The presentations should focus on the following topics:

    1st Year research fellows will introduce their projects. The main goal for the presentation should be to give the audience an insight to the artistic ideas for the project and the processes planned: the placement of the artistic work in relation to the fellow’s specific field, nationally and internationally, and how the project will contribute to the development of this field. 

    2nd Year research fellows should articulate and reflect on methods and work processes. The research fellows will introduce their thoughts on something that at the moment is perceived as a particular challenge within the project. They should also use this opportunity to promote critical dialogue within the audience and to discuss ethical concerns. 

    3rd Year research fellows should reflect upon the nearly finished project. Relevant issues for the project presentations could be:

    • How do you recognise, describe and note your thoughts and reflection during the last phase up to a finished artistic result?
    • In what way has the project developed and/or changed during the fellowship period? What have been the important choices and turning points?
    • What do you expect the Assessment committee to focus on in your final assessment? What do you want them to discover in your final assessment?

    Research fellows should be in dialogue with supervisors to be sure they are available to attend their presentations. Cancellation of presentations must be negotiated with the fellows' institution.

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Registration deadline:
Oct 11, 2020
From: Oct 12, 2020 6:00 PM
To: Oct 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Zoom / NTNU
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