UmArts supports practice based researchers in art, design, architecture, curating, sloyd and music to register their research outputs in Umeå University’s research publication database DiVA. Research outputs can include peer reviewed artistic research such as (peer reviewed) commissioned, exhibited or published creative projects. In Sweden the category ‘Artistic Research’ includes all of the arts, such as design, architecture, art, music etc.
UmArts is also an Institutional Portal Member of the Research Catalogue run by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR). You can use the Research Catalogue to archive creative forms of practice based research, and build websites of your projects. Being a Portal Member means that all UmArts researchers can access technical support from the RC team. Otherwise it is free to use.
Archiving your work is vital for providing open access to your research, preserving your projects for future generations, and to raise the profile of practice based research within academia. We have hundreds of fantastic research projects that need to be more visible to the wider research community.
Artists also make interventions into the complex relationship between truth and archives, such as Marion Carré‘s installation Living Organism at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris (see photo above).