NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS

ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS


T1 CURATED OR PRODUCED SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS – MAJOR RESEARCH COMPONENT

ERA Weighting: 1

To be included in this category the output must meet the definition of research as amplified in the general requirements for research outputs (as defined on page 5) and thus should make contributions to a particular cultural field in at least one of the following ways:

  • 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.

The Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events research output type (T1 category) is specifically aimed at research outputs produced by curators rather than artists (although exhibition catalogues written by curators should be submitted under the Q1_3, Q2_3 or Q3_3 categories (as Original Creative Works – Textual)) ;artists may claim exhibitions of their original creative works under theQ1_1,Q2_1orQ3_1categories (Original Creative Works – Visual Art Work), where the exhibition of the creative works is used as evidence that those works have been made publicly available.

Multiple exhibitions/events cannot be counted as multiple research outputs where the repeated exhibitions/events do not introduce a new research component to the work. For example, a touring exhibition can only be counted once.However, multiple exhibitions/events may be counted where each subsequent exhibition/event introduces a substantial new research component to the work that builds upon the initial research component of the original exhibition/event.

Recurring exhibitions and events may be submitted.For example, the Biennale of Sydney is a recurring event with each occurrence being unique rather than a repeat of the previous occurrence.

For all T1 research outputs, a research statement is mandatory. This should outline the research component of the curation/production under the following three headings,which should combine to be a maximum of 2,000 characters (approximately 250 words):

  • ResearchBackground (including field, context and research question)
  • Research Contribution (including innovation and new knowledge)
  • Research Significance (evidence of excellence)

There are four sub-categories, outlined below:

  • (T1_1) Web-based exhibition
  • (T1_2) Exhibition/event
  • (T1_3) Festival
  • (T1_4) Other

Verification requirements

  1. A link to the work (if web-based); or visual documentation of the exhibition/event/ festival. Plus any other relevant material such as a program or an exhibition catalogue,where available.
     
  2. Where applicable, evidence of peer review in the form of a published commentary and/or detailed statements by qualified experts who had access to the output.
     
  3. Evidence of when the work was made publicly available (if the date is not already included on material provided to satisfy verification requirement 1, above).
     
  4. Evidence indicating the author’s/creator’s affiliation with theUniversity (if the output does not state the creator’s affiliation with the institution (for example, there is no reference to the creator’s affiliation with Griffith University on the exhibition catalogue) please complete an authorship statement form).
     
  5. A researchstatement.