• Artists don’t typically start with a hypothesis, or structure their practice to prove that hypothesis. But I think that artistic practice can itself be a form of research and knowledge production. In art, the outcomes may be more open-ended, but they’re driven by a similar process of inquiry and desire for discovery.

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NASAD: Assessment on Our Own Terms

  • November 19, 2013
  • By a2ru      
Explaining how assessment works is supported by expert judgement.This paper informs professionals external to art and design.


Assessment on Our Own Terms examines the question of assessment from an internal disciplinary perspective. This policy brief discusses issues related to evaluation in the visual arts and design; why art- and design-specific evaluations are important to the true nature of these fields; and explaining our craft to those outside the profession. This document is particularly applicable in situations where expert knowledge of the visual arts and design professions is challenged and focus on quality assessments is being diminished in favor of external control.

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