Visual Arts and Design: Practice-Based Research

A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752). This special issue belongs to the section "Visual Arts".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1723

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Research Department, Leeds Arts University, Leeds LS2 9AQ, UK
Interests: practice-based research; consumer culture; social media; selfies; psychoanalysis; marxism; feminism; fine art; lens-based media
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present Special Issue aims to present the diversity of ontological approaches within the field of practice-based research. It also intends to discuss the usefulness—or otherwise—of notions such as validity, reliability and generalisability in relation to these research methods. Contributors may also explore different modes of understanding research rigor within a creative context.  

Practice-based research is a broad term that encompasses many forms. Possible approaches include arts-based research, arts-informed research, practice-based research, participatory research, action research, artful research, Arts-Based Action Research (ABAR) and a/r/tography. It is hoped that contributions will come from a variety of discipline areas, including—but not limited to—contemporary art, design, fashion, textiles, graphics, lens-based media, creative education and animation. Examples from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research areas are encouraged. We value accounts that demonstrate a clear research narrative, addressing issues concerning the way the insights resulting from an inquiry can be meaningfully related to different contexts. 

Articles from researchers, practitioners and research students are welcomed, they should be between 5000 and 7000 words, with images. It is the responsibility of the contributor to gain the right permissions for third-party material. Participants should be treated ethically.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Societies.

Prof. Dr. Samantha Broadhead
Dr. Dawn Woolley
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Arts is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • art and design
  • practice-based research
  • arts-based research
  • participatory research
  • arts-based
  • action research

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The Power of Convening: Towards an Understanding of Artist-Led Collective Practice as a Convener of Place
by John David Wright
Arts 2024, 13(2), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts13020067 - 05 Apr 2024
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in artist-led collectives with high-profile recognition within contemporary art mega festivals, prizes, and biennials. Yet, these amorphous entities and initiatives tend to be framed either through their politically motivated actions or as a critique [...] Read more.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in artist-led collectives with high-profile recognition within contemporary art mega festivals, prizes, and biennials. Yet, these amorphous entities and initiatives tend to be framed either through their politically motivated actions or as a critique of the notion of the single author or ‘artist-as-genius’ mythology. This article builds upon this discourse to shift the emphasis onto both interpersonal and socio-political relationships that constitute artist-led collectives in order to explore their complex role in convening and placemaking and what this might mean for both policymaking and research. Full article
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