Celebrating 10 years PhDArts
How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts?

Celebrating 10 years PhDArts
18 – 19 October 2018
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

Nation-wide research culture in the arts
The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University is organizing a conference on October 18th and 19th 2018 to address the current status and possibilities for the development of a nation-wide research culture in the arts.

Over the past 20 years, artistic research has steadily gained ground as a new research discipline in The Netherlands. PhD programs in artistic research have been established or are being developed, in a collaborative effort between universities and art schools. With this conference, ACPA aims to address ways to consolidate, sustain and nourish a research culture in the arts on a national level. The conference will comprise artistic presentations by researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines enrolled at 3rd level educational institutions across the country, as well as two keynote lectures on the topic of the conference, break-out groups and artistic presentations by ACPA PhD candidates and alumni.

The aim is to gather experiences and insights from all parties involved in the field, to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between universities and art institutions nation-wide and to build a community that stimulates collaborations between colleague institutions and their different initiatives.

If you want to attend this Artistic Research Conference-Festival in October, please save the date. The official invitation with the full programme and registration will follow at the end of August. Early registration is encouraged, in order to be assured of a seat.


18 October 10:00 – 22:00
19 October 10:00 – 17:00


18 & 19 October 10:00 – 18:00
PJ Veth Building, Nonnensteeg 1-3, Leiden
(entrance via Rapenburg 73, Hortus Botanicus)
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18 October 20:00 – 22:00
Het Leidse Volkshuis, Apothekersdijk 33A, Leiden

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