Resources

The resources pages offer a selection of publications and websites representing current thinking and debates around Practice Research. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but additional entries and downloadable items would be very welcome: please contact Tracy Banton.

Links to relevant practice research


Notes from previous PRAG-UK events [pdf]


Books

allegue

Ludivine Allegue, Simon Jones, Baz Kershaw and Angela Piccini (eds.), Practice-as-Research in Performance and Screen (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

 

 


barrett_bolt

Estelle Barrett and Barbara Bolt, eds., Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (London: Tauris, 2007/2010)

 

 


biggs_carlson

Michael Biggs and Henrik Karlsson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts, paperback edn. (Routledge, 2012)

 

 


borgdorff

Henk Borgdorff, The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2012)   available at

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/18704

 


carter

Paul Carter, Material Thinking: The Theory and Practice of Creative Research (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2004)

 

 


dogantan

Mine Doğantan-Dack, ed., Artistic Practice as Research in Music (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015)

 

 


leavy

Patricia Leavy, Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, 2nd edn. (Guilford Press, 2015)

 

 


nelson

Robin NelsonPractice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances  (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

 

 


riley

Shannon Rose Riley and Lynette Hunter (eds.), Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

 

 


shepherd

Simon Shepherd, The Cambridge Introduction to Performance Theory (Cambridge: CUP, 2016)

 

 


hazel_dean

Hazel Smith and Roger T. Dean, eds., Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh  University Press, 2009)

 

 


Sophie Stone, Lauren Redhead and Tim Long, An Annotated Bibliography and Webography of Sources Related to Practice Research (Canterbury: Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, 2017)
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/16292/


DEFINITIONS, CURATION, EVALUATION

Bruce Brown, Paul Gough and Jim Roddis, Types of Research in the Creative Arts and Design (Brighton: Brighton University, 2004) [pdf]

Maria Delgado and Mike Thelwell. ‘Arts and Humanities Research Evaluation: No Metrics Please, Just Data’, Journal of Documentation 71 (2015), 817-33   http://crco.cssd.ac.uk/498/

Geoffrey Crossick and Patrycja Kaszynska, Understanding the Value of Arts & Culture: the AHRC Cultural Value Project (2016) https://ahrc.ukri.org/documents/publications/cultural-value-project-final-report/

Anne Boddington, Maria Delgado and Simon McVeighPortfolios Beyond Text a discussion paper presented at the seminar Evidencing Research and Impact in Arts & Humanities Practice (Wellcome Collection, 3 February 2017)

The Creative Role of Research: Understanding Research Impact, King’s College London, 2017 https://www.kcl.ac.uk/Cultural/-/Projects/Creative-role-research.aspx

The Hidden Story: Understanding Knowledge Exchange Partnerships with the Creative Economy, University Alliance, 2017
https://www.unialliance.ac.uk/2017/12/04/the-hidden-story-understanding-knowledge-exchange-partnerships-with-the-creative-economy/

Research Data Management: Best Practices http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/research-support/research-data/best-practices


PROVOCATIONS AND DEBATES

Bruce Brown, ‘The Ecology of Artistic Research’, in Daniela Jobertova and Alice Koubova (eds.), Artistic Research: Is There Some Method? (Prague: AMU Press, 2018), pp. 84-99

The Ecology Artistic Research [pdf]

Michael Cawood Green and Tony Williams, ‘On Reflection: The Role, Mode and Medium of the Reflective Component in Practice as Research’, TEXT, 22.1 (2018) http://www.textjournal.com.au/april18/green_williams.htm

Maria Delgado, http://blog.hefce.ac.uk/2017/02/06/research-takes-many-forms-this-should-shape-how-we-assess-it/

Simon Ellis, ‘That Thing Produced’, in S. Ellis, H. Blades and C. Waelde (eds.), A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance (Coventry: C-DaRE, 2018), pp. 480-498
http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/research-news/2018/c-dare-e-book

and see his blog practiceasresearchblog.wordpress.com

On music

John Croft, ‘Composition is not Research’, Tempo 69 (2015), 6-11 responses at (e.g.)

http://artisticresearchreports.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/when-composition-is-not-research.html

‘Can Composition and Performance be Research?’, seminar at City University (25 November 2015), https://blogs.city.ac.uk/music/2015/12/09/composition-and-performance-as-research-reflections-and-responses-by-ian-pace/

David Pocknee, ‘Composition Is not a Jaffa Cake, Research Is not a Biscuit: A Riposte to John Croft’   http://davidpocknee.ricercata.org/writing/croft-essay_airline_version_03.pdf

Camden Reeves, ‘Composition, Research and Pseudo-Science: A Response to John Croft’, Tempo 70 (2016), 50-59

Ian Pace, ‘Composition and Performance Can Be, and Often Have Been, Research’, Tempo 70 (2016) , 60-70

On design

Michael Biggs and Daniela Büchler, ‘Rigor and Practice-based Research’, Design Issues, 23 (2007), 62-69

Bill Gaver and John Bowers, Annotated Portfolios’, Interactions, 19 (2012), 40-49

On journalism

Sarah Niblock, ‘Envisioning Journalism Practice as Research’, Journalism Practice, 6 (2012), 497-512

On translation

‘Evaluating Translations as Scholarship: Guidelines for Peer Review’, Modern Languages Association (2011) https://www.mla.org/About-Us/Governance/Executive-Council/Executive-Council-Actions/2011/Evaluating-Translations-as-Scholarship-Guidelines-for-Peer-Review

‘Translation as Research: A Manifesto’, Modern Languages Open (2015) https://www.modernlanguagesopen.org/articles/10.3828/mlo.v0i0.80/


ONLINE JOURNALS, BOOKS, SITES ETC FOR ARTS PRACTICE

Journal for Artistic Research http://www.jar-online.net/

Performance Research http://www.performance-research.org/

Media Practice and Education [formerly Journal of Media Practice] https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjmp20

Screenworks http://screenworks.org.uk/

Scalar http://scalar.usc.edu/works/

Omeka https://omeka.org/

Artstor http://www.artstor.org/

Research Catalogue: An International Database for Artistic Research https://www.researchcatalogue.net/


OTHER DATA STORAGE SITES

Digital Curation Centre (DCC) www.dcc.ac.uk/

Figshare https://figshare.com/

Arkivum https://arkivum.com/


ORGANISATIONS AND PROJECTS

Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Christ Church Canterbury
https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-humanities/cpbra/centre-for-practice-based-research-in-the-arts.aspx#mfQlWgofAoFVQwbI.99

(Per)Forming Art Symposium: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artwork

https://performingartsymposium.org/

freethought: a platform for research, pedagogy and production   http://freethought-collective.org/index.html

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) (Leigh Garrett, et al):  Kultur, Kultivate, eNova, Kaptur (2007-13)

Kultur II Group: ‘Does my data look good in this? exploring research data management in the creative arts’ (18 January 2017)

Visual Arts Data Skills for Researchers http://www.vads4r.vads.ac.uk/p/welcome.html

The Future of Practice Research: Symposium at Goldsmiths, hosted in partnership with HEFCE (4 June 2015) https://futurepracticeresearch.org/about/

Filmmaking Research Network (AHRC funded, 2016-19) http://filmmakingresearch.net

Multimedia PhD Research and Non-Text Theses: British Library case-studies   https://www.bl.uk/research-collaboration/doctoral-research/multimedia%20PhDs%20case%20studies