Centre for Artistic Research
The CfAR–Centre for Artistic Research–is one of the high-profile centres of Uniarts Helsinki research. Its principal aim is to support and develop activities related to postdoctoral artistic research both at the academy (Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy) and at the Uniarts Helsinki levels.
CfAR was created in order to form a communicative and operative community where practice and practitioners, research and researchers can interact in various fruitful ways. It gathers all postdoctoral artist-researchers, whether they work in professional fields outside universities or within them, by contract or as affiliated researchers, with or without external funding, in Finland or abroad. University of the Arts Helsinki’s staff members 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.