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.
Introduction to Uniarts’ research as a whole, including AR, other types of research, and doctoral research: Uniarts Helsinki research
CfAR maintains the Portal for artistic research activities in Finland, which gathers information about artistic research in this part of the world.
AR is one of the three profiled/featured research areas at Uniarts. Each area has a centre within the Uniarts Helsinki Research Hub. The other two centres are Taideyliopiston historiafoorumi (HiFo) - Uniarts Helsinki's History Forum - and Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA). There are strong links between the three, and we complement each other. We collectively form the Research Hub to showcase all the research activities at Uniarts.
Deadline 30.9.2019: CfAR grants for postdoctoral researchers’ productions & research dissemination
CfAR grants for postdoctoral researchers’ productions & research dissemination
Application period 26.8.2019 – 30.9.2019
The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki awards grants to postdoctoral researchers for artistic productions that are a part of their research or for dissemination of their work in the field of Artistic Research. While the production/event for which the applicant seeks support may take place beyond 2019 (such as an exhibition or performance), costs for which a grant is being sought need to be spent between 01.10.2019 (the day after the submission) and 30.11.2019. The grant must be claimed before the end of November 2019 (due to the fiscal practice at Uniarts). The application is open to all staff members of Uniarts Helsinki and salaried/visiting postdoctoral researchers; we welcome, in particular, applications from a new generation of postdoctoral researchers.
The application form along with its attachments must be submitted no later than 30 September 2019 at 23:59 (Finnish time).