The Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research

Artistic Research is practice-based, practice-led research in the arts which has developed rapidly in the last twenty years globally and is a key knowledge base for art education in Higher Arts Education Institutions. The Vienna Declaration is intended as a policy document addressing political decision makers, funding bodies, higher education and research institutions as well as other organisations and individuals catering for and undertaking artistic research.

Publisher: AEC, CILECT/GEECT, Culture Action Europa, Cumulus, EAAE, ELIA, EPARM, EQ-Arts, MusiQuE, SAR

    The declaration aims at presenting a clearer, better articulation of the concepts and impact of artistic research within the Frascati Manual - the OECD classification manual for collecting statistical research data. This clarification will assure the realisation and acknowledgement of successful research activities in the field, and, consequently, contribute to the restructuring of funding policies and programmes at regional, national, European and global levels in such a way that they support artistic research in line with the sciences and humanities, and the securing and embedding of practice-based third cycle studies in Higher Arts Education, in all countries across Europe, to further develop artistic research and underpin the contemporaneity of the curriculum.