• 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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University Artist-in-Residence Report

  • November 14, 2013
  • By Golan Levin     
“Resident Artist” category improves integration of arts-research into the context of higher learning, eliminating IP conflict.


In February 2013, Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts established a committee to benchmark similar academic artist-in-residence (AIR) programs in an effort to evaluate its own administrative processes. The committee selected 14 universities and colleges with comparable artist-in-residence programs and interviewed their program directors and administrators about their practices. This report was compiled by the committee in response to changes in the way Carnegie Mellon’s intellectual property (IP) policy was being applied to artworks created during a residency. Consequently, the IP policies and practices of the participating institutions are a core concern of this report.

Link to Full Source: The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University