Community of Practice - The Art of Feedback

Community of Practice - The Art of Feedback inspires its members to explore new ways of doing with relation to addressing artistic work in a doctoral context.

Members of the CoP are supervisors, PhD candidates, and others involved in artistic/practice-based doctoral programs. Within the CoP, members exchange experiences and insights in discussion sessions and other engaging activities.

Interested in becoming a member and to take part in our sessions? Register here

Community Outcomes and objectives

Fruitful dialogues will lead to:

  • A better understanding of what is needed to improve supervisory practices in the addressment of artistic processes
  • Knowledge exchange from different art disciplines
  • Creating support networks

Upcoming session:

Session #2 Artistic versus Academic processes in a doctoral context

Wednesday, June 3, 19:30-20:45 CEST

In this discussion we will exchange thoughts and experiences on:

  • Artistic versus theoretical supervision and the implications of these (separate) functions
  • Writing and its relation to practice

Feel welcome to contribute to the discussion or to take part as a listener.

Planning: 

19:30   Welcome word by Christina Stabourlos and ‘tour de table’

19:45   Exchange of thoughts and experiences on topic

20:35   Info on Multiplier Event in November 2020 & wrap up

Click here to register for Session #2 Artistic versus Academic processes in a doctoral context.

CoP Activities

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 11:00-12:00 CET – Session #1 Artistic guidance in a doctoral context: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Discussion report session #1 Artistic guidance in a doctoral context: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Launch temporary discussion/learning platform for CoP – members.
  • Tuesday, June 3, 19:30-20:45 CET – Session #2 Artistic versus Academic processes in a doctoral context.

Session #1 Artistic guidance in a doctoral context: Challenges and Opportunities

On December 3, 2019 we had a kickstart discussion through Synthetron where participants took place on small virtual tables. We exchanged challenges and opportunities observed/experienced in supervising artistic research doctorates. We also took a closer look at building blocks of engaging with the artistic practice and artistic outcomes. Lastly we shared thoughts on critique in an artistic doctoral context.

Brief glimpse of the exchange:

  • Challenges: lack in candidate preparation, articulating the artistic practice, providing tailored information as a supervisor for every unique research project.
  • Opportunities: providing pre-admission support, better integration of PhD candidates in the institution, training for artistic supervisors.
  • Engaging with the artistic practice and artistic outcomes: listening, asking questions that help reflect upon artistic processes, collaborate and participate.
  • Critique: reach an agreement on how to conduct critique in an artistic doctoral context, critique to be developed in seminars – in an environment other than individual supervision, meaningful critique tries to show the potential within an idea or production and how that succeeds or falls short.