Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts

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Edinburgh University Press, 2009 - Education - 278 pages
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This book addresses one of the most exciting and innovative developments within higher education: the rise in prominence of the creative arts and the accelerating recognition that creative practice is a form of research. The book considers how creative practice can lead to research insights through what is often known as practice-led research. But unlike other books on practice-led research, it balances this with discussion of how research can impact positively on creative practice through research-led practice. The editors posit an iterative and web-like relationship between practice and research. Essays within the book cover a wide range of disciplines including creative writing, dance, music, theatre, film and new media, and the contributors are from the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The subject is approached from numerous angles: the authors discuss methodologies of practice-led research and research-led practice, their own creative work as a form of research, research training for creative practitioners, and the politics and histories of practice-led research and research-led practice within the university. The book will be invaluable for creative practitioners, researchers, students in the creative arts and university leaders. Key Features*The first book to document, conceptualise and analyse practice-led research in the creative arts and to balance it with research-led practice*Written by highly qualified academics and practitioners across the creative arts and sciences *Brings together empirical, cultural and creative approaches*Presents illuminating case histories of creative work and practice-led research
 

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Contents

Practiceled Research Researchled Practice Towards the Iterative Cyclic Web
1
Part 1 Methodologies of Practiceled Research and Researchled Practice
39
The Purpose and Place of Practiceled Research
41
The First Word in Art?
66
Contemporary Dance and the Cycle of Practiceled Research Basic and Applied Research and Researchled Practice
84
Chapter 5 Practice as Research through Performance
104
A Fossickers Guide to Whiteness and Indigenous Sovereignty
126
Part 2 Case Histories
151
Chapter 9 Sustaining the Sustainable? Developing a Practice and Problemled New Media Praxis
187
Chapter 10 Nightmares in the Engine Room
200
Part 3 Creative Practice and Research in Education and Politics
209
Research Training for Practiceled Researchers
211
Higher Education Research and Creative Practice
229
Chapter 13 The Academic Mode of Production
252
Questionnaire to Creative Arts Practitioners
264
Notes on Contributors
267

Chapter 7 Integrating Creative Practice and Research in the Digital Media Arts
153
The Story of New Work of ResearchCreation Taking Shape Taking Flight
166

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About the author (2009)


Hazel Smith is Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western.

Sydney Roger Dean is Research Professor in the MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney.

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