A publication about the artistic research of FilmEU was published on the International Journal of Creative Media Research, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open-access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research. Founded in 2018, the journal is hosted by The Centre for Media Research based at Bath Spa University.
FilmEU opportunities and challenges: Mapping a Sustainable Support Model for Practice-based Researchers, Supervisors and Examiners, is a cooperation between Érica Faleiro Rodrigues (CICANT, Lusófona University/FILMEU), Deidre O´Toole (IADT/FILMEU) and Manuel José Damásio (CICANT, Lusófona University/FILMEU)
This research statement complements the podcast with the same title and is construed as a stepping stone towards a sustainable support model for practice-based researchers, supervisors, and examiners within the FilmEU alliance and, most importantly, beyond it, opening up the debate on the opportunities and challenges facing the topic. Four relevant players from the artistic research arena were interviewed for this task: Till Ansgar Baumhauer, Nico Carpentier, Michelle Teran, and Florian Cramer. FilmEU includes Lusófona University, Portugal, Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia, LUCA, Belgium, and IADT, Ireland. To create a model with long-term impact for practice and artistic-based research, the alliance is pursuing a common and transdisciplinary research culture on artistic research within the field of Film and Media Arts. A major hurdle identified by the alliance is the upskilling of practitioners to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform and supervise practice-based research. Many potential candidates and supervisors are already distinguished within the worlds of practice or academia; hence, the next step will be creating a bridge between practitioners and researchers. FilmEU will have to provide adequate technical resources and expertise to guide researchers through this transition from practitioner to practitioner-researcher and to ensure that the work created achieves a professional standard.
Full article here.