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Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates

Art der Förderung / Funded by: Erasmus+ program of the European Union, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (KA2), Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education
Projektlaufzeit / Period of Funding: Sept. 2018 bis Aug. 2021
ProjektpartnerInnen / Project Partners:
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria; Coordinator), Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Czech Republic), ELIA (European League of the Institutes of the Arts; Netherlands), Orpheus Institute (Belgium), School of Architecture Aarhus (Denmark), The Glasgow School of Art LBG (United Kingdom), University of Art and Design Linz (Austria), University of Bergen (Norway), Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)

Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates aims to improve doctoral education at art universities. It addresses doctoral supervision as the core component in doctoral education, proposing a balanced set of measures to improve supervision on a practical level (addressing institutions and students), a strategic level (addressing membership organizations), and on an advocacy level (addressing stakeholders and policy makers). The members of the project consortium, led by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, come from all artistic fields (fine arts, media arts, performative arts, architecture and design, music, art theory) ensuring a transdisciplinary perspective of supervision in artistic research. The strategic partnership includes various European institutions in order to take into account a comprehensive range of national and local frameworks, and it includes members from different types of art universities, ensuring the validity of the project findings for all institutional contexts.   

The project proposes to closely investigate six areas in which tools and measures will be created to advance doctoral supervision in artistic research:

  • defining supervision (supervision vs. other concepts like mentoring, coaching, etc.);
  • ethical dimensions in supervision;
  • new competencies for supervisors;
  • professional education for supervisors (training);
  • the art of giving feedback in artistic research (transdisciplinarity);
  • the role of the research environment for supervision.

Kontaktperson / Contact Person: Veronika Schwediauer,  veronika.schwediauer@ufg.at