International Conference on Artistic Research: Various Fields, Approaches, Experiences

The Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) in collaboration with the Latvian Academy of Culture, the Latvian Academy of Arts, the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts of the University of Latvia and the National Library of Latvia invites researchers, especially at the doctoral and post-doctoral level to take part at the international conference of artistic research in music, visual art, design, cinema, theatre, contemporary dance, and choreography.

The conference will take place on 5-7 May 2022 at JVLMA.

The conference is part of the project ‘Cultural Capital as a Resource for Sustainable Development of Latvia’ /CARD (No. VPP-KM-LKRVA-2020/1-0003) implemented within the framework of the National Research Programme ‘Latvian Culture – a Resource for National Development 2020-2022’ of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. Project is funded by the Latvian Council of Science.

The aim of the conference is to share achievements in various fields of artistic research and to expand the knowledge base with innovative methodological approaches. It is important among artists of all kinds who want to develop their practice by thinking, working, exploring and self-realizing through its consequences, context, and potential. Thus, the potential participants of this conference are invited to submit proposals about different approaches, various experiences, methodologies, and creative synergies as well as to prepare for fruitful dialogue among researchers in various fields of art, identifying both the general and the specific. 

The work at the conference will proceed in four sections:

1.    Artistic research in music.
2.    Artistic research in visual art and design research.
3.    Artistic research in performative arts (theatre, choreography, and contemporary dance).
4.    Artistic research in audio-visual art (cinema, media art etc.).

The conference will take place in hybrid form, with both online and in-person participation. The participation in the conference is free of charge and the language is English. 

Call for papers can be downloaded here.
Applications must be submitted online by 31 January 2022 here.

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