NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS

ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS


Theme

Background and Contribution of the research

In creating the “Research Statement” that gives context to the exhibited or published work the most important aspect is the thematic that binds the work into a coherent inquiry or investigation. It might be argued that this is what distinguishes artists working in Academe from those outside it. In Academe artists must articulate the investigative agenda for their work. The theme clearly outlines what is being explored, interrogated or investigated. Importantly, theme here could range from a social issue to an ontological problem in relation to a medium such as painting or photography. Theme could articulate:

  • Advancement or extension of knowledge;
  • New discoveries;
  • Innovative ideas, techniques, technologies;
  • Solutions to problems;
  • Refinement/reinterpretation of methods, techniques, existing knowledge;
  • Conceptual advances;
  • Constructive critiques and synthesis; and
  • New means of dissemination.

[Research Statement requirements for the ERA are listed here]