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.


  • 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 3 June. 
    • 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.   

    The participants will be placed in small groups, and must especially make themselves acquainted with reflection material provided by the other participants in their group.

    Please note that all seminar participants are expected to be logged in during the entire seminar. If you are not able to participate in some parts of the seminar program, this must be clarified in advance (send e-mail to Absences that have not been agreed upon may lead to the seminar participation not being approved.

  • Program

    Monday 14 June:

    10.00 – 10.15 Opening session: Welcome and presentations, seminar aims and methods (Ivar Grydeland)
    10.15 – 11.30 Presentation by graduated research fellow (Yuka Oyama), followed by discussions
    11:30 – 12:15 Lunch break
    12.15 – 13.45 Presentation: Expositions (Michael Schwab), followed by discussions
    13.45 – 14.00 Break

    14.00 – 15.15 Experiences from the other side: The assessment committee’s work (Snelle Halle), followed by discussions
    15:15 – 15:30 Break

    15.30 – 15:45 Summary and preparations for day 2


    Tuesday 13 June:

    10.00 – 11.00 Group workshop - session 1

    11:00 – 11:15 Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Group workshop - session 2

    12:15 – 13:00 Lunch break

    13:00 – 14:15 Presentation by graduated research fellow Øystein Elle, followed by discussions
    14.15 – 14.30 Break
    14.30 – 15:30 Group workshop - session 3

    15.30 – 15:45 Summary and preparations for day 3


    Wednesday 14 June:

    10.00 – 11:15 Summary from the previous day with short presentations from the groups / plenary discussion (moderator Ivar Grydeland)
    11.15 – 11.30 Break

    11.30 – 12.30 Procedures for registering - final assessment

    12.30 – 13.00 Closing session (Ivar Grydeland)

  • 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)

    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.

  • Seminar contributors
    • Ivar Grydeland - seminar leader and moderator
    • Linda Lien - moderator
    • Michael Schwab - guest speaker
    • Snelle Hall - guest speaker
    • Yuka Oyama - guest speaker
    • Øystein Elle - guest speaker and moderator
  • 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

  • Regulations

    In the institution's PhD-regulations, the application process for final assessment is described, as well as the criteria for awarding the artistic doctorate, including what the reflection must address. You must make your self  familiar with the regulations for your institutions, or the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (for those who are not part of a PhD-programme):

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Registration deadline:
Jun 1, 2021
From: Jun 14, 2021 10:00 AM
To: Jun 16, 2021 1:00 PM
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