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  • Call for reviewers!


    Art/Research International would like to extend an invitation to those interested in undertaking reviews for our upcoming issue (and beyond)! 

    As you may know, each submission to our journal undergoes a double blind review process. We truly appreciate the efforts of all of our reviewers, your feedback strengthens the artful work we publish in each issue. 

    If you are able to take on a review, please email 

    Thank you for being part of exploring and advancing art within the research process across disciplines and internationally. 


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  • ARI Special Issue Call! Now Accepting Submissions for Summer 2022


    Poetic Inquiry for Synchrony & Love: A New Order of Gravity

    Aligned with the spirit of creative impulse, a generative force, we call for poetic words, poetic images, poetics forms, and poetic arrangements that honour the dynamic dimensions of the full-breath-of-life: birth, death, rebirth—of poplar, sky, grief, wind, and bone. For the special issue entitled, “Poetic Inquiry for Synchrony & Love: A New Order of Gravity,” we invite poetics that explore what is precious, bejeweled; what is refracted, light; what is of or for humility, savouring, and the sacred—with the intention to serve as a curative for catastrophic times. 

    We, Dr. Alexandra Fidyk and Dr. Darlene St. Georges, will be guest editors for the Summer 2022 Special Issue of Art|Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal (ARI). There are three sections of the journal, each with a specific goal, for your consideration: 

    • Art|Research in Action
    • Art|Research Theoretical Musings
    • Art|Research Reviews

    This publishing option adheres to the journal’s current structure in style and internal review system. All works submitted here must position poems, poetry, and poetic inquiry in a research context. We ask you to follow the journal’s submission guidelines, except where single line spacing is more effective for poetic expression. Please consult the ARI archives for previously published examples. Submission Guidelines:    

    Working Timeline for this curated, peer-reviewed, summer issue of ARI:

    Submissions due: Monday, February 28, 2022

    Reviews & revisions: Spring 2022

    Copyediting & layout: Summer 2022

    Publication: August 15, 2022


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  • Now Accepting Submissions for Winter 2023


    We are pleased to announce that Art/Research International will publish a special issue for summer 2022. Stay tuned for our upcoming theme and submission details.

    Authors interested in submitting their work for a general issue of ARI are advised that we are now considering submissions for winter 2023.

    Submission details can be found here:

    Questions? Feel free to reach out to our Managing Editor via email:

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  • Celebrating our 11th issue and our new leadership team!


    Eight years ago, this journal was just an idea, seven years ago that idea was growing, and six years ago, Art/Resaerch International published its fist issue. Editors-in-Chief Dr. Diane Conrad and Dr. Patricia Leavy, along with Managing Editor Dr. Jaime Fiddler have been pleased to nurture that kernel of an idea into a journal and to see it grow. It is hard to believe we have now seen the journal through eleven issues!

    We are thrilled to be passing the leadership torch to an amazing team from Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada. A warm welcome to our new Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ardra Cole, who will be working with Managing Editor Christina Flemming. Dr. Cole has extensive editorial experience, and her arts-based work has inspired this journal in many ways throughout the years. Therefore, we feel confident that the journal will be in excellent hands moving forward. Thank you and congratulations to Dr. Cole! 

    We would also like to extend our gratitude to all those who have been moved to work with us over the years: our editorial team members, guest editors, our authors, and reviewers. It has been a great honour to bring this journal into existence and to see it flourish, and to support the publication of so many fantastic art/research articles. We look forward to a continued association with the journal as board members and to the many, many art/research articles yet to come. 

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  • Call for Submissions for a special issue of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal Encountering Artistic Research Practices: Analyzing their Critical Social Potentialities


    Call for submissions for a special issue of

    Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

    Encountering Artistic Research Practices: Analyzing their Critical Social Potentialities

    (Anticipated publication date February, 2020)

    Guest Editors: Karin Hannes, Social Research Methodology Group, KU Leuven, Belgium & Rudi Laermans, Theory, Culture and Religion Research Group, KU Leuven, Belgium

    An abundance of artistically inspired research practices use aesthetics to affect social dynamics. Many of them are currently pushed forward by scholars who combine an artistic and an academic background. The idea that art can be used as a way to understand human action and experience contributed to the further development of socially engaged artistic research practices (Wang, Coemans, Siegesmund & Hannes, 2017; Cahnmann-Taylor & Siegesmund, 2017). The latter emphasize participation, dialogue, co-action and the occurrence of immersive experiences as a key element of the research process (Kester, 2011). Researchers and artists involved in these practices tend to use art as a vehicle to engage with the texture of social life, eventually disrupting the seemingly natural flow of the social in order to stimulate reflection and invite action for change (Bax, Gielen & Ieven, 2016; Meier & Frers, 2016). This may be done within public space in the broad sense or in the context of the more specific frameworks opened up by theatre, dance or music performances.

    For this special issue we invite contributions that investigate actual modes of social encountering through art and design in the public domain and how such practices create social value. We assume that many of these practices are not intrinsically critical but may result, often unintentionally, in new forms of “instrumentalization” and “commodification” (Cameron & Coaffee, 2005).  We are therefore particularly interested in examples of artistic practices creating encounters between people and the public domain that have a clear critical edge and enhance the common good; have been (or have become over time) repurposed to serve other-than-social goals; or are rather ambiguous. This includes a focus on the underlying dynamics through which artistic practices either re-enforce or re-define general notions of “differing” and how the corresponding ideas either challenge existing societal power mechanisms or alternatively keep them into place (Beyes & Steyvaert, 2011; McDowell, 2018).

    Specific lines of interest for this call include:

    • non-intentional “nomadic” encounters in public space as addressed by practices ranging from public art to creative activism (Braidotti, 2011)
    • community framed encounters as addressed by community art projects (Jackson, 2011)
    • audience based encounters resting on a shared time and physical attention as addressed by live and performing arts (Malzacher, 2015).

    Papers should preferably be situated on the crossroad between theory and method. On a theoretical level we invite contributions furthering our understanding of the impact of the blurred lines between art, social life and scholarship as illustrated by socially engaged artistic research practice. Critical perspectives that challenge our current understanding of what art can or is supposed to achieve in social terms will also be considered. We particularly encourage contributions that question the idea that artistic practices should necessarily be perceived as a means to a social end. Empirical research papers and case studies are warmly welcomed on the condition that they not only illustrate the impact of the use of art in widening audience participation or transforming participants and communities, but are also situated in relation to changing economic, cultural, educational, social and/or political contexts.

    We invite contributions (broadly defined as manuscripts, literary, visual, audio or performances-based artworks or traces of them, and other presentations) for the Theoretical Musings and In Action sections of Art/Research International. Submissions are due by May 15, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Karin Hannes at Please review the Art/Research International submission guidelines and download the journal's formatting guide before making your submission. These can be found on the journal website at:

    Please clearly indicate on your title page that you are directing your submission to this special issue.

    Guest Editor biographies:

    Karin Hannes, KU Leuven

    Qualitative inquiry team from the Social Research Methods research unit, Centre for Sociological Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven

    The team specializes in the development and testing of innovative methods and artistically inspired analytical approaches, both on the primary research level and the meta-synthesis level. Research pays attention to the potential of arts-based, visual and multisensory approaches in the context of socially engaged research practices, with a particular focus on community based and participatory research practices. On the meta-level the team advances the debates on the use of quality and reporting criteria in the broad field of qualitative inquiry, including arts-based methods traditions.  The team also contributes to the further development of the evidence base in the domain of social and public health sciences, through the production of qualitative and mixed-method systematic reviews of the literature. 

    Rudi Laermans, KU Leuven

    Theory, Culture & Religion research unit, Centre for Sociological Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven.

    The research group studies cultural change in fields like religion, artistic production, politics or consumption to give flesh and bones to container notions like individualization or post modernization. Within the arts, a main research focus is processes of co-creation and artistic collaboration in the performing arts against the background of the neoliberal regime of flexible artistic accumulation. Attention is therefore also given to artists' situations of socio-economic precarity and how it is related to a logic of self-precarization due to a more general valuation of self-expression. Moreover, the interest in direct artistic co-production is combined with a focus on critical practices of “communing” or sharing materials, procedures ... on the one hand, and on logics of social value production through participatory modes of addressing audiences on the other. In dealing with these topics, qualitative methods are used in combination with a broad theoretical angle transcending the traditional divide between the humanities and the social sciences.

    The interactions between artistic practice and qualitative inquiry are of particular importance to both groups.



    Bax, S., Gielen, P. & Ieven, B. (Eds.) (2016). Interrupting the city: Artistic constitutions of the public sphere. Amsterdam, NL: Valiz.

    Beyes, T., & Steyaert, C. (2011). The ontological politics of artistic interventions: Implications for performing action research. Action Research, 9(1), 100-115.

    Braidotti, R. (2011). Nomadic theory: The portable Rosi Braidotti. New York: Columbia University Press.

    Cahnmann-Taylor, M., & Siegesmund, R. (Eds.). (2017). Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice. New York: Routledge.

    Cameron, S., & Coaffee, J. (2005). Art, gentrification and regeneration–from artist as pioneer to public arts. International Journal of Housing Policy, 5(1), 39-58.

    Jackson, S. (2011). Social works: Performing art, supporting publics. New York: Routledge.

    Kester, G.H. (2011). The one and the many: Contemporary collaborative art in a global context. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

    Malzacher, F. (2015), Not just a mirror. Looking for the political theatre of today. Berlin, DE: Alexander Verlag.

    McDowell, L. (2018). Gender, identity and place: Understanding feminist geographies. New Jersey, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

    Meier, L., & Frers, L. (2016). Encountering urban places–Visual and material performances in the city. In L. Meier & L. Frers (Eds.), Encountering urban places: Visual and Material performances in the city (pp. 17-24). New York: Routledge.

    Wang, Q., Coemans, S., Siegesmund, R., & Hannes, K. (2017). Arts-based methods in socially engaged research practice: A classification framework. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 2(2), 5-39.

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  • Vol 4, No 1 (2019)

    Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal is pleased to announce publication of its latest issue Vol 4, No 1 (2019), a special issue on “Making as Method: Reimagining Traditional and Indigenous Notions of “Craft” in Research Practice.” Thank you to the issue’s guest editors Esther Fitzpatrick and Rosemary Reilly, all the issue contributors and to our amazing Editorial team. Read more about Vol 4, No 1 (2019)
  • Call for Proposals - Special Issue on Craft


    Making as method: Reimagining traditional and indigenous notions of “craft” in research practice

    (Expected publication date February 2019)

    Guest Editors: Esther Fitzpatrick, University of Auckland, New Zealand and

    Rosemary Reilly, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


    We invite manuscripts, performances, and other presentations or representations that depict, explore, and expand the full range of craft’s potential – from embodied knowledge and knowledge construction to political agitation and social justice through methodological, theoretical, performance, and empirical work for the Theoretical Musings and In Action sections of Art/Research International. We also encourage ekphrastic poetic responses to examples of 'craft' in research practice, and different examples of reimagining 'craft' in the digital age for the Reviews section.

    Submissions due by April 30, 2018. Inquiries should be directed to Esther Fitzpatrick at

    Please review the Art/Research International submission guidelines and download the journal's formatting guide before making your submission. These can be found on the journal website at:

    Please clearly indicate on your title page that you are directing your submission to this special issue. 

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  • First Issue Now Available!


    Co-editors in Chief, Diane Conrad and Patricia Leavy, are happy to announce the launch of the first issue of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. Vol 1 No 1 is openly accessible on the Open Journal Systems at the following link: (or by clicking "Current" in the menu above).

    We thank the authors and our volunteer editorial team for making this issue possible and welcome submissions for our next issue.

    Please note that for optimal viewing/reading online you should have the latest versions of your operating system and browser. PDFs of the articles are available for downloading. HTML versions of the articles will be forthcoming.

    We would appreciate any feedback you’d be willing to offer. You can contact the journal at:


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  • Conceiving Brand through Logo Design


    Thank you to Pauline Sameshima for designing the logo for Art/Research International and for sharing your process (below).

    In designing the ARI logo, I had the humbling honour of working with a brilliant and generous team and I am grateful for the opportunity. Here I share a little of my thinking in the logo design process.

    First, a journal "brand" must be conceived. The brand is not the logo, but what the logo promises—the attributes of some of the things the journal can offer. The brand is the journal's unique selling feature. The logo should be a reminder of these attributes. I was fortunate to know the work of the co-editors and examples of logos they liked helped me to see that they valued connectivity and overlap.

    I chose to use a turning wheel because it represents a dynamic team facilitating forward-thinking research in perpetual motion. The sum is greater than the parts. The wheel is interdisciplinary, unconventional, and part of the symbolic global. There is a peace sign in the logo representing support of social justice issues. The Venus symbol (circle substituted with iconic triangle dress) recalls feminist philosophies and sociology outlooks. The logo also alludes to Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian man’s widespread arms and legs to symbolize inclusion, harmony, and aesthetics in the journal’s brand.

         ~ Pauline Sameshima

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  • Welcome to Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

    We are very excited to welcome you to the launch of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, a new forum dedicated to exploring and advancing art within the research process across disciplines and internationally.  We aim to advance arts-based research, arts-based educational research, a/r/tography, arts-informed inquiry and other approaches to research that use the creative arts during the inquiry or representation of research findings. We publish pieces that address methodological or theoretical issues, empirical work, and reviews.  Art/Research International is an online, peer reviewed, open-access journal.  We are currently seeking submissions for all sections of the journal.

    Sections of the Journal
    Editorial (written by the Editors-in-Chief )
    Art/Research Theoretical Musings
    Art/Research in Action (with abstract or artist statement to accompany artwork)
    Art/Research Reviews: books, art exhibitions, performances, films

    Please use our electronic submission process.

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