Johan A Haarberg has extensive experience in creating framework conditions for higher arts education/institutions and artistic research, as well as on quality enhancement procedures.
He is educated within philosophy and public law.
He has been the Director of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, a national, cross-disciplinary, governmental-funded organization created to stimulate the development of artistic research within higher arts institutions in Norway (2009-2013). The Programme is now integrated in the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.
He was previously the Director at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (1996-2009), now integrated in the University of Bergen as Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design.
Johan A. Haarberg has been Vice-President/Treasurer for Society for Artistic Research during the period from 2013 to 2018. From 2018 onwards, he has taken on the task as SAR Executive Officer.
He was external Board Member at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim from 2013 to 2021.
He is external Board Member at Stockholm University of the Arts from 2014 onwards.
He is external artistic research adviser to Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen.
Haarberg is available internationally as an advisor, coach, and consultant.