Call for Establishing SAR Special Interest Groups – SIGs

The Executive Board is delighted to invite expressions of interest for establishing a Special Interest Group (SIG). SIGs may be suggested, organised, and moderated by any SAR member (individual members, representatives of institutional members) with the aim of conducting a particular activity, theme or focus area under the umbrella of SAR and promoting the activity and its results within the SAR community. Endorsement of SIGs is handled by the Executive Board on the basis of a short proposal, including names of group moderator(s) and of at least three confirmed additional group members. SIGs will be provided with a free SAR Announcement and meeting venues in cooperation with the annual SAR conference while enhanced visibility with respect to presentation of SIGs on RC is currently discussed and to be announced soon.

If you’re interested in initiating such a SIG, please get in touch with the Executive Board‘s contact persons for SIGs: Jaana Erkkilä-Hill ( and Michaela Glanz (

The already endorsed SIGs are:
SIG 1 | “Language-based Artistic Research”, organised by Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin, see:
SIG 2 | “Spatial Aesthetics”, organised by Gerriet Sharma
SIG 3 | “Arts, economics & management crossings”, organised by Claire Gauzente, Régis Dumoulin, Benoît Pascaud
SIG 4 | “ARIGA – Artistic Research in Generative Art”, organised by David Pirrò, Luc Döbereiner. See:

Respective RC expositions – if not yet indicated – will be published soon and provide more information on SIGs content as well as possibilities to participate and contribute.


Conditions SAR Special Interest Groups.

(Amended on the basis of the Ex.Board discussion 20.11.18)


1.    SAR Individuals and/or representatives of Institutional Members may create Special Interest Groups within the SAR environment. Each group have to execute their activities within the frame of the SAR aims and regulations.
At all times the moderator of the group has to be either an individual member or a representative of an institutional member.


2.    The focus, aims and main activity plan for each group has to be endorsed by the Ex. Board.


3.    By endorsement, each groups will have to be self-organized, and without financial or administrative support from SAR, except from RC-announcements.


4.    In co-operation with the local host of the annual conference, the Ex.Board may offer interest groups the opportunity of a meeting venue in front of the Conference opening arrangement.


5.    At least on an annual basis, there should be an open call from each group for new members to join.


6.    Each group has the responsibility of regular reporting their activities through the SAR Newsletter, at minimum on an annual basis


7.    If the Ex.Board finds that a group does not comply any more with these conditions, SAR aims and/or regulations or the Ex.Board regards their activity as a liability for the organisation, the Ex.Board is free to withdraw the endorsement of this group and terminate their relationship with SAR.


In such a case, neither SAR as an organisation nor the members of the Ex.Board can be held financial or otherwise responsible in any way for any loss this group may have.


Berlin, 20.11.18.

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