Centre for Artistic Research

CfAR – the Centre for Artistic Research – is a profiled research centre at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki). Its principal aim is to develop and support activities in Artistic Research (AR) at the postdoctoral level, both in the Academies (Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy) and in the Uniarts Helsinki as a whole.

CfAR was created in order to form a community where artistic practice and practitioners, research and researchers can interact in varied and fruitful ways. It gathers all postdoctoral artist-researchers, whether they work in professional fields outside universities or within them, by contract or as visiting researchers, with or without external funding, in Finland or abroad.  The staff members at Uniarts Helsinki who have a degree in the arts or conduct artistic research are automatically part of the CfAR community regardless of their unit or cycle. In addition, CfAR is open to other researchers interested in the study of artistic practices and processes who may benefit from artistic interaction and collaboration with artists and artist-researchers.


PDA event 4.10.2018: Music Technology and Artistic Research

Post Doc Art event 4.10.2018

Music Technology and Artistic Research

Thursday 4.10.2018 at 15:00–19
Helsinki Music Centre, (Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki). The event starts with meet up at the Agora in front of the Sibelius Academy library.

The Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy at Uniarts Helsinki invites CfAR researchers and affiliates to an early evening event at its facilities in the Helsinki Music Centre. In autumn 2018, the music technology department at the Sibelius Academy celebrates its 20th year since the founding of its degree programmes. Doctoral education at the department began in 2010. The department currently has nine doctoral students, a post-doctoral researcher and several staff doing research. The CfAR event will be an interactive exploration of the relation between artistic research and technology, illuminated and exemplified partly from a music technology standpoint. There will be talks, poster kiosks and demonstrations, and a facilitated discussion on the question of situating oneself within artistic research and arts and technology. Refreshments will be provided – Welcome!