Practice-Led Research, Research-Led Practice in the Creative Arts


This book considers one of the most exciting and innovative developments within higher education: the rise of the creative arts and the growing recognition that creative practice is a valid field of research. The volume shows that creative practice can lead to research insights through what is known as practice-led research, yet unlike other books on practice-led research, the text includes a discussion on the positive impact of research-led practice. Essays cover a wide range of disciplines, including creative writing, dance, music, theater, film, and new media, and contributors are from the U.K., the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They approach the subject from numerous angles, discussing methodologies of practice-led research and research-led practice, their own creative work as a form of research, research training for creative practitioners, and the politics and history of practice-led research and research-led practice within the university. This book will be invaluable for creative practitioners, researchers, students in the creative arts, and academics.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Hazel Smith
  • Roger T. Dean
  • Graeme Sullivan
  • Simon Biggs
  • Shirley McKechnie
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2009


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