Summer Academy for Artistic Research (Event)

  • Maiju Loukola (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesPosition of trust in an academic community


In the year of 2020 the Nordic Summer Academy for Artistic Research (SAAR) will take place in Helsinki, Finland. It will be organized by the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki), in collaboration with Aalto ARTS, Stockholm Uniarts (SWE), University of Gothenburg (SWE) and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NOR). The venue for SAAR 2020 is Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre.

SAAR 2020 will bring together up to 18 artistic researchers and 9 supervisors for an intense and stimulating week in August. This year’s gathering under the topic Problems? Soak and Surrenderfocuses to share some of the acute knots, itches and questions that puzzle you right now in your research project.

SAAR is a joint Nordic project between the partner countries Finland, Sweden and Norway. The summer academy provides a supportive setting where artists undertaking a research education (PhD candidates, Doctoral candidates, Doctoral students or Research fellows in artistic research) from all fields collaborate, present their on-going artistic research and receive feedback from peers and experienced tutors from leading academic art institutions. The summer academy aims to reflect the international diversity and scope of artistic research and to provide a stimulating intellectual environment. It seeks to clarify, discuss and develop further emerging themes and issues arising out of the individual projects of the participants.

Period1 Jan 202015 Aug 2020
Event titleSummer Academy for Artistic Research: Problems? Soak and Surrender
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Artistic Research
  • Doctoral Summer School
  • Doctoral education