Microreview: Call for Artistic Research Lobbying

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Screenshot of the CrD website <http://creatordoctus.eu/>, by Siri Peyer, 6.4.2022.
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Creator Doctus (CrD) – a position paper, December 2021.
2022 April
Siri Peyer reviews Creator Doctus (CrD) – a position paper, December 2021.
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Siri Peyer is a researcher and curator. Since 2015 she has been a research associate at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She is currently working on her doctorate in cultural theory at the HafenCity University Hamburg.



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Creator Doctus (CrD) – a position paper, December 2021. Creator Doctus (CrD) is a 3-year ERASMUS+ funded international project, involving Athens School of Arts, Greece; l’École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, France; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania; Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom; Merz Akademie, Germany; The Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, Denmark; Gerrit Rietveld Academie, The Netherlands, and EQ-Arts International Quality Assurance Agency for the Arts, The Netherlands as the partners, developing 3rd cycle programmes.

In the Creator Doctus (CrD) project, funded by Ersamus+ over a period of three years, seven European art schools developed models for doctoral study programmes in the arts. Against the background that in Europe, despite the Bologna Declaration of 1999, half of the signatory countries still do not recognise doctoral study programmes in the arts, the project published a position paper concretely demanding recognition of doctoral study programmes in the arts on equal footing with their equivalents the natural sciences and humanities. The paper, published in five languages, primarily addresses policy makers and funders at the national level, as well as institutional leaders. They are called upon to develop strategies and appropriate support structures that further promote research in art schools. The position paper argues at a high altitude, citing Europe-wide structural reasons for the hesitant implementation of doctoral programmes in the arts to date. With such fundamental observations, the paper also addresses itself to all actors in the field of artistic research, clearly showing how important it will continue to be to network and develop arguments and (bottom-up) strategies for specific regional and national situations. In a further step, the relevant political processes and the stakeholders involved must be identified in order to be able to make concrete political demands.