As the artistic research community has grown internationally, so has cooperation in this field between many Nordic art education institutions. We share supervisors and expert committee members in what are often small and specialized fields of art; our teaching staff participate in exchanges and move to neighbouring countries, we utilize each other’s expertise in university and faculty boards and our students and staff participate in each other’s forum meetings and research events.
Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) and The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) have been working on the idea of establishing a journal to promote dissemination of artistic research. Now, we are happy to be able to join forces in providing a basis for a digital journal for artistic research (visjournal.nu). The journal will be published twice a year and every issue will feature 5–9 peer-reviewed expositions. The purpose of the journal is to serve as a source of knowledge for those who wish to learn and immerse themselves in artistic research in the Nordic region. The hope is that having such a unified and recognised regional resource will strengthen Nordic cooperation in artistic research. With this journal, we intend to contribute to insight, knowledge and awareness of the methods, contexts and ethical issues relevant to artistic processes.
The name VIS has the same meaning in the Swedish and Norwegian languages. It means both “show” and “wise”, but it also refers to the word “process” and “method”. Vis is Latin for power or force. The Latin root words vis and vid both mean “see”. They appear in a number of commonly used words including visible and evidence. VIS – the Nordic Journal for Artistic Research therefore aims to render visible issues pertaining to artistic research and to do so with both strength and wisdom.
VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
Heidi Paatere Möller, Editorial Project Manager
Stockholms konstnärliga högskola
104 50 Stockholm
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and member of the Steering Committee
Stockholm University of the Arts
Collaboration between Uniarts and NARP
VIS is chaired by a Steering Committee consisting of three members from Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts), and three members from The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP).
An Editorial Committee, consisting of seven members, is responsible for content, peer review process and call. The Editorial Committee will sit for three years and are elected by the Steering Committee.
The main language for the journal is Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. International researchers who have their base in the Nordic countries are welcome to submit in English. The same goes for researchers in Finland and Iceland.