Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates is an Erasmus+ program that produces intellectual outputs ready to use for those involved in doctoral supervision across all art disciplines. Innovative formats like an interactive mindmap, exhibitions and essays, a non-normative guide book, a web based tool kit and a prototype for a training module deal with all dimensions of the triangular doctoral framework: institution – supervisor – PhD candidate.
Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates is developed in a transnational cooperation setting coordinated following the publication of the ELIA position paper “The Florence Principles on the Doctorate in the Arts”. The consortium comprises nine partner institutions and is coordinated by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Aims and Topics
Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates aims to improve doctoral education at art universities. It addresses doctoral supervision as the core component in doctoral education, proposing a balanced set of measures to improve supervision on a practical level (addressing institutions and students), a strategic level (addressing membership organizations), and on an advocacy level (addressing stakeholders and policy makers). The members of the project consortium, led by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, come from all artistic fields (fine arts, media arts, performative arts, architecture and design, music, art theory) ensuring a transdisciplinary perspective of supervision in artistic research. The strategic partnership includes various European institutions in order to take into account a comprehensive range of national and local frameworks, and it includes members from different types of art universities, ensuring the validity of the project findings for all institutional contexts.
erasmus+ strategic partnership