Artistic Doctorate Resources is a major output of the research project Visioning the Future: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland, led by Jools Gilson (principal investigator) with Inês Bento-Coelho (postdoctoral researcher) in 2020 / 21.

Visioning the Future focused on exploring the landscape of doctoral education in Performing Arts and Film / Screen Media in Ireland. In the Summer of 2020, the project ran a lively online seminar series on doctoral education in creative practice. These fifteen seminars with contributions from major international figures in Artistic Research education are all archived online, and provide distinctive insights into supervision, examination, sharing PhD practice, and artistic research in film, theatre, performing arts, dance, and music. This seminar series informed the development of Artistic Doctorate Resources, alongside interviews with staff and students in Ireland in 2020 and current literature in Artistic Research pedagogies. 

This resource aims to support students, staff, and institutions to enhance their doctoral provision for Artistic Research PhDs. Head over to the Introduction to get started, or watch a recording of the launch event below.

Online Launch

Artistic Doctorate Resources was launched online on the 5 February 2021 with an audience of over 100 doctoral staff and students.

After an overview of Visioning the Future by Jools Gilson (principal investigator), the resource was launched by Vida Midgelow, Director of the Erasmus+ Project Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance & Performance. This was followed by short contributions from Catherine O’Mahony (Director of UCC’s Centre for the Integration of Teaching and Learning) who spoke briefly about the funding context, and Helen Phelan (Chair of IMBAS, the Irish advocacy organisation for Artistic Research) who discussed the resource in the Irish landscape.

Inês Bento-Coelho (postdoctoral researcher) discussed the process of developing the resource and Patrick Egan (web developer) spoke briefly about the visualisation component. Jools and Inês demonstrated the resource and took emerging questions at the end of the session. The video recording of the launch can be watched above.

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