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12 Dec 2011

JAR 1 online NOW

JAR 1 online NOW
Journal for Artistic Research


Michael Schab

Society for Artistic Research (SAR), c/o Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
Box 141
SE-40530 Göteborg

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A new online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research

JAR 1 is online NOW with contributions by

Sarah Alford (Canada), Sarah Breen Lovett (Australia), Nell Breyer (USA), Laura F. Gibellini (USA), Laura Maes (Belgium), Vincent Meelberg (The Netherlands), David Overend (UK), Martin Tröndle et al. (Germany).

Artistic research is a newly emergent and rapidly evolving field, whose status is still hotly debated. The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) has been launched to provide an influential voice in this debate, conceived as a platform for the re-negotiation of the relationship between art and academia, and the role and function of research in artistic practice.

JAR embraces research practices across disciplines, inviting exchange that enhances artistic research methodologies across the arts, sciences and humanities, emphasizing the transdisciplinary character of much artistic research.

Unlike the traditional journal article format, JAR offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video. This new approach displays research practice in a manner that respects artists' modes of presentation and will incorporate web-enabled possibilities for collaboration, debate and discussion.

Working with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers the journal offers a unique reading experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination. As particular feature, JAR makes final review reports public. The reports are available on and can directly be accessed through the menu item 'About this research' in the HOME menu of each research exposition. We invite further comments to be left with the research, which is possible after login.

Call For Submissions

Supporting JAR's publishing activities is the innovative repository for the documentation of artistic research, the Research Catalogue (RC). An upgraded version of this free-to-use software and database will be online on the occasion of JAR 1. Through RC, we welcome submissions to the second issue of JAR by 15th February 2012. Please visit our website for further information.

Editor in chief: Michael Schwab

Editorial board: Annette Arlander, Henk Borgdorff, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Nicola Foster and Julian Klein.

Associate editors: Adam Broinowski, Michel van Dartel, Ana Garcia-Lopez, Raimi Gbadamosi, Rachel Mader, Siobhan Murphy, Joey Orr, Peter Peters, Sofie van Loo and Johan Verbeke.


JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. More information can be found on our website. The next General Assembly will take place on 3rd March 2012 in The Hague following the ARC conference.

Society for Artistic Research (SAR)
c/o Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
Box 141
SE-40530 Göteborg


Artistic Research Catalogue Conference

The Research Catalogue software was developed through a large consortium of art institutes and higher art education establishments and funded through the Dutch RAAK International programme. JAR supports this conference, which will present the Research Catalogue software, its use through artists' presentations as well as contextual and critical reflections. The conference takes place on 1st and 2nd March 2012 in The Hague. Please visit: for more information.