The Society for Artistic Research is the central node for an internationally widely branched network of artist-researchers, working in a variety of local, regional and national institutional and intellectual environments.
SAR’s Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) strives to include the voices of people from all over the world, witnessed by its pool of authors, peer reviewers and editors. Artists from countries worldwide use the Research Catalogue to build, to document and to publish their practice as research. However, other activities of SAR – including its annual conferences – are until now mostly confined to Europe.
It is a fact (and a strength and bias at the same time) that the Society for Artistic Research has a strong membership base in Europe, more specifically in northwestern Europe. However, it’s mission to nurture, connect and disseminate artistic research as a specific practice of creating knowledge and insight, in and outside academic institutions reaches beyond the mentioned regional border.0
In order to connect with and to reach out to other regions in the world where artistic research is or is not yet on the agenda, the Society for Artistic Research has installed a scheme of ‘Correspondents’: artists and scholars dedicated to the field of artistic research, who both represent SAR in their local, regional or national environments, and report to the SAR community from their environment about issues pertaining to artistic research.
For this purpose, SAR will invite individuals and groups (artist/scholars) from a wide variety of countries and regions to act as SAR Correspondents. They will be provided with support and space in our online communication (newsletters, SAR website and Research Catalogue) to contribute to the international research environment and infrastructure that SAR offers, thereby strengthening the global community of artistic research. SAR Correspondents will also act as local ‘agents’, probing the ground to host events co-organised by SAR, thereby strengthening the local communities of artistic research.