As an arts based institution, UCA has a different research output profile from larger multi-discipline universities. These tend to have a high percentage of published outputs, including authored books, edited books, chapters in books and journal articles. (see table below)
UCA’s profile is somewhat different, with the highest number of outputs including digital or visual media, exhibition, artefacts, design, and performance.
Last week we had a look at artefacts as research outputs. In this post we are going to look at Exhibition and Performance as research outputs. Both require the title, description, venue, date, and url (if one is available) for submission to REF.
A research output under exhibition includes:
• curating an exhibition
• solo exhibitions
• significant contributions to exhibitions by a group or a number of individuals.
A research output under performance includes solo performances, and significant contributions to performances made by a group or a number of individuals.
• Concerts and recitals
• Dance choreography including score, notations and objects
• Directing and/or producing performances
• Improvised performance
• Radio or other sound recordings or audio-visual recordings made for public access, including CDs and DVDs
• Theatre productions (drama, dance, opera, music theatre)
Listed below are examples of the exhibition and performance research outputs from UCA REF 2014.
You can click on the link to find out more about the research that led to these outputs.
|A Sort of Night to the Mind, A Kind of Night for our Thoughts:
|At a Time of Crisis (AUDI Art Award artworks), exhibitions
|Bread and Roses, co-directed & co-curated multi-strand arts
|Cloth & Culture Now, curated exhibition, authored website, education
|Cloth & Memory 2, curated exhibition, authored website, education
|Cultex: textile as a cross cultural language, curated exhibition
|David Colwell: making chairs; Fred Baier: the right angle; Richard La Trobe-Bateman: making triangles
|Fairytale for Sale, exhibition, mongraph, catalogues
|‘Garden Ruin’ and ‘Face Yourself’, solo exhibitions
|Insight into Beauty – Contemporary Craft Inspired by Japan
|Le Temps Spectaculaire, exhibitions, on-line article
|Lost in Lace, curated exhibition, edited catalogue with essay
|Manufactory and The Altogether, exhibition
|Married Man, exhibition, colour photographs, looped audio
|Pictures of Linda, exhibiton of colour photographs with accompanying
|Resort 1, exhibition of 22 large scale colour photographs
|Ritual and Setting, site-specific ceramics, exhibition, catalogue
|‘The Market’: Hybrid spatial practices in contemporary art, exhibitions
|Utopias, solo exhibition, catalogue
Webinar – Friday, Jul 14 2017 @ 10:00am – 11:00am
What does 4* impact evidence look like?
Vertigo Ventures are running a one-hour intensive session is aimed at supporting those who are developing impact cases for the next REF. Using our experience of working with universities to write impact case studies and analyzing cases for good practice this session will utilize these reflections and learnings to share insight for those currently grappling with impact evidence collection.
To sign up click here
Who should attend?
- Researchers looking to submit impact case studies
- REF Managers, Impact Officers, Research Support Officers
- Heads of academic departments seeking to understand and develop the impact in their departments
The webinar will answer the following questions:
- What does impact evidence in 4* case studies look like?
- How is this evidence used effectively?
- What they difference between panel or impact types?
- What should researchers and research managers be doing to develop good practice?
Delivered in a convenient and concise format, the presentation will leave you better equipped to identify support evidencing of case studies.
As well as books, journal articles, and papers, research outputs in the arts also include other types of outputs. These include:
• Devices and Products
• Website content
• Digital or visual media
In this post we are going to look at Artefacts. This may include physical artefacts such as textiles, ceramics, collages, glass vessels, soundscapes, artwork, sculpture. These artefacts are often exhibited, but the exhibition is not the research output, it is the artefact in the exhibition that is the research output.
The curator of the exhibition could submit the exhibition as their research output.
Listed below are examples of the Research Outputs from UCA REF2014 that had physical artefacts as the research output. You can click on the link to find out more about the research that led to these outputs.
|Black Lace, commissioned site-sensitive video and sound installation
|Box 1 and Box 2, two pieces of textile quilt
|Fall, mural, monoprints
|Gango series I-III, three ceramic vessels
|Handkerchiefs, site-specific textile installation
|Homage to ‘Hay on the Highway’
|Line and Damaged, two textile artworks
|Metamorphosis and Transformation, twenty-one interrelated clear glass vessels
|Notes from Home, an installation of five hand-made photobooks
|Robing Peter to Pay Paul, textiles
|Stains and Stories: Latent narrative in worn clothing, textiles
|Ten Steps to Heaven – part of 14 Artists’ Interventions at the Swedenborg
|The Search for Andy Warhol’s Voice, curated sound installation
|Untitled, 7 new pieces, created especially for a solo exhibition
Visiting the Solent Research Conference recently, we had a session from Southampton University on ‘Public Engagement with Research’.
They have developed a tool kit, which is open to all researchers, based on a three step process. You can check this out here-http://www.southampton.ac.uk/per/2017/evaluation-planning.page
As many art research outputs include engaging with the public, this maybe a useful source of information for planning evaluation and impact of projects.
- What are you trying to achieve with the project?
- How should this be measured?
- What do you need to measure for your funder?
- How will your work contribute to any required reporting to your funder?
- Can you measure impact?
The AHRC recommend using a logic model for engagement and evaluation planning, and they use the Kirkpatrick Model for levels of potential impact. You can access an example of the Logic model on the above website in step 1.
You can checkout our recent blog on Impact Case Studies for an example of UCA Public Engagement in Research – Lost In Lace.
A series of webinars on the consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework.
The four UK higher education funding bodies are consulting on detailed arrangements for research assessment in a second Research Excellence Framework.
We are hosting events on the consultation where institutions can raise any issues for clarification and discussion.
We will also be hosting a series of webinars, replicating key content from the consultation events. These are open to all interested parties.
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