Seminar 5 - Norwegian Artistic Research School

The seminar is about the final phase of artistic research project, and the identification and sharing of the contributions to the field. Based on the research fellows’ projects, various forms of contributions are discussed, as well as different formats for final presentations, documentation and the archiving of artistic results and reflection.

Seminar information

  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School.  Fourth semester is recommended. Seminars 1–3 must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 5.

  • Learning outcome
    • Can contribute to the discourse on artistic research
    • Can work on complex questions, and challenge established discourses and practices in the field  
    • Can share artistic research in relevant national and international contexts
  • Work and teaching methods

    Digital seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups.

  • Coursework requirements

    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list

    2) Provide a work-in-progress example of reflection: Make yourself familiar with your institution's criteria for the reflection, and relate the example to one or more of the criteria.

    • Depending on the project, this can be in the form of a text, video, sound file, exposition at Research Catalogue or similar, that shares explicit reflections. 
    • If delivered in writing, a text of 1000-2000 words is expected. 
    • If delivered as media files or a mixed media exposition, it should take approx 10 min for others to study the material.
    • The deadline for submitting a work-in-progress reflection is December 21, 2020. 
    • Material is to be sent to as a PDF or as a link to online mixed or multimedia material. 


    3) All participants must study each other's material in advance of the workshop in preparation for discussions on plans for dissemination of other candidate's projects. 

    • This material is distributed a week before the seminar. 
    • The participants will be placed in groups with 2-3  other fellows, and must especially make themselves acquainted with reflection material provided by the other participants in their group. The groups will be announced before the seminar.  
  • Program

    The seminar program will soon be published

  • Reading list


    • Borgdorff, H. (2012). The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research. In The conflict of the faculties: Perspectives on artistic research and academia (pp. 140–173). Retrieved from:  

    • Schwab, M. (2012). The Research Catalogue: A Model for Dissertations and Theses. In R. Andrews, E. Borg, S. B. Davis, M. Domingo, & J. England (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses (pp. 339–354). Retrieved from:    

    • Raes, G. W. (2014). Experimental Art as Research. In D. Crispin & B. Gilmore (Eds.), Artistic Experimentation in Music, An Anthology (pp. 55–60). Leuven: Leuven University Press, Retrieved from:

    • Vassenden, E. (2014). What is critical reflection? A question concerning artistic research, genre and the exercise of making narratives about one’s own work. Retrieved from:  (English)  (Norwegian)

    This article has been shared in previous seminars, but is also part of the mandatory readings for seminar 5:

    • Crispin, D. (2019). Artistic Research as a Process of Unfolding. Unfolding the Process, An International, Peer Reviewed Issue, Published by Norwegian Academy of Music. Retrieved from:   


    Vis - Nordic journal for artistic research: You will find peer reviewed articles and expositions in the journal, among these several projects from still active or graduated research fellows or Phd candidates. Language: English, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.


    More texts may be added to the reading list

  • Seminar contributors
    • Seminar leader: Ivar Grydeland
    • Linda Lien
    • Michael Schwab
    • Trond Lossius
    • Øystein Elle
  • Norwegian Artistic Research School

    Norwegian Artistic Research School offers through seminars, meetings and conferences joint training for doctoral fellows in Artistic Research.

    Read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research School here

Registration deadline:
From: Jan 11, 2021 10:00 AM
To: Jan 13, 2021 4:00 PM
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