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Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. (2013)
Thesis
CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, and is often used without elucid... Read More

Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? (2012)
Thesis
GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

My research started with a question: Is it possible to create change if we understand life is interdependent and interrelated with nature in our environment? I researched this question from the perspective of a practising artist in the field of envir... Read More

Participating in the 'wrong' way? (2011)
Thesis
HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. Birkbeck (University of London), PhD thesis.

Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges through four projects based... Read More

The artist as leader: research report. (2009)
Report
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. The artist as leader: research report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Leadership, along with creativity, is increasingly considered to be one of the important drivers of economic success, as articulated in the Cox Review (2005). Most of the Leadership programmes in the cultural sector (Clore Leadership Programme, Cultu... Read More

Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is manifest in ecological systems or... Read More

Artist as leader. (2008)
Digital Artefact
DAVIE, E. 2008. Artist as leader. [Video recording]. Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art.

Artist as Leader posed the questions: "what does leadership mean to artists," and "can artists be leaders?" The research formed a partnership between Performing Arts Labs, London, Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow and the Cultural Leadership Founda... Read More

Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 5 (SK5): questioning qualities, 2008, Bergen, Norway.

Our research is concerned with the changing nature of public art. We work with the experience of making art, drawing on articulations of process developed by artists themselves as well as theorists and historians. We also create interventions with ot... Read More

The artist as leader: constructing a national network to support research into the creative competencies of the artist as cultural leader. (2007)
Report
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. The artist as leader: constructing a national network to support research into the creative competencies of the artist as cultural leader. In Arts and Humanities Research Council, Annual report and accounts, 2006-07. London: TSO [online], page 14. Available from: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/d...report-accounts/2006-07

This case study describes how the author is constructing a national network to support research to encourage and enable artists as future leaders.

Research papers: leading through practice. (2007)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. (eds.) 2007. Research papers: leading through practice. a-n magazine [online], 2007(3), supplement. Available from: https://www.a-n.co.uk/t...ading-through-practice.

Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture. There are two complimentary parts to the Artis... Read More

When is the artist a creative leader? A provisional framework. (2006)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2006. When is the artist a creative leader? A provisional framework. Presented at the Creative rural industries conference: the arts and rural regeneration, 10-13 September 2006, Lancaster, UK.

Ian Hunter, in the New Rural Arts Strategy, provides us with a framework for thinking about regeneration by drawing deeply from rural culture, both its traditions as well as the challenges that are posed by social, cultural and environmental change.... Read More