Perspective Artistic Research: For ideas and projects, reflecting and funding

Alexander Damianisch
Center Research Focus, Center Research Focus
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S70159


This is about resources for your ideas and projects. How do I present my project idea in such a way that I do not just convince myself? The focus is on the development of proposals for and within the scientific and artistic research (funding) landscape of Austria, therefore also Artistic Research will be given some special consideration. Especially the PEEK Programm will be considered.

The participants will examine and develop own ideas in the direction of an application over the period of the course, with a presentation of concepts as a first step. The course is open to colleagues enrolled in a PhD Programme and of course colleagues with relevant interest and experience in work of art and research.

Prior to the first meeting, please prepare an impulse for a research project proposal, please consider the following points: research question, methodology, time plan). Please send it one week prior to the first meeting.

Examination Modalities

Please register for the course online, only a limited number of participants are possible!

a) Please provide a short idea/concept (max 3 pages) prior to the first meeting (Upload to the course owncloud).

b) Preparation for, participation in and integration of the parts of the course.

c) a developed concept for a research proposal will be the final outcome of the course, this needs to be provided prior to the final meeting  (Upload to the course owncloud).

d) an evaluation/review of a proposal needs to be provided prior to the final meeting  (Upload to the course owncloud).


The course will evolve together with your ideas in three steps, on three focused dates.


Step I


At the first meeting you are kindly invited to present your ideas. We will discuss these together. The general context and landscape of Art and Research funding will be described; this will also include the international and the situation in Europe and Austria. The work of funding bodies will be described more closely; a model of a funding programme identified. We will work on the idea of templates, structuring and distribution of resources. The current stage of the concepts will be discussed.


Step II


We will read a (real) proposal, and work on the topic of reviewing. The current state of the proposals will be presented. This session will also address problems that came up meanwhile in the individual work on proposal concepts. The current stage of the concepts will be discussed. We will identify cross-review opportunities of the proposals in the group, to find criticial friends (cf). The proposal will be provided to the cf incl. the task for them to review the proposal till the next unit and to provide the review statement latest a week before the next meeting.


Step III


The review of the proposals will be presented. We might discuss a focus result. And talk about the further use of the developed material.

Key Words

Forschung, research, Artistic Research, Arts-based Research, Funding, Transfer, Ressources, Mittel, Projects, Projekte, Understanding, Verstehen, Kunst und Forschung, Art and Research Art & Science, Crossdisciplinary, SDG, Challenges, Geisteswissenschaften, Naturwissenschaften, Technische Wissenschaften, Support Art and Research, Support Kunst und Forschung, Entwicklung, Future, Impact, Wirkung, Methoden, Methode, FWF, Wissenschaftsfonds, Wissenschaft, Künstlerische Forschung, Qualität, Praxis, Kritik, Ermöglichen, Enabel, Begleiten, Care, Sichern, Secure, Support, Editorial, Writing, Scientific, Scientific Writing, Proposal Writing, Doktorat, Organisation


24 October 2022, 09:00–10:30 Zoom-Link will be provided after admission closing (preliminary discussion)
04 November 2022, 09:00–12:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
07 December 2022, 09:00–12:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
16 January 2023, 09:00–13:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung

Course Enrolment

From 04 August 2022, 10:18 to 20 October 2022, 10:18
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Individual courses: possible