Artistic research

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The Ordinance No. 2/2022 of Vice-Rector for Scientific and Artistic Research Activity

The Vice-Rector for Scientific and Artistic Research Activity of AMU in Prague is making the following call as part of supporting the development of AMU’s scientific infrastructure using the Institutional Support for Long-term Conceptual Development of a Research Organisation:  

Support for Artistic Research and the Related Publication Activities for the Year 2022-2023 

The purpose of the call is to support projects in the field of artistic research that are based on research through art (where artistic practice is both the subject and the means of research). The results of such research may be a gallery installation, a performance, a music composition, a video, etc. in combination with a publication output in text or text/audio/visual form. 

Rules of the call: 

  1. Applicants eligible for the support under this call may be: 

A) Academic and/or research workers of DAMU/FAMU/HAMU or teachers collaborating with AMU on a long-term basis under an agreement to complete a job (“DPP”) or an agreement to perform work (“DPČ”), 

B)Students in MgA. and Ph.D. programmes provided by DAMU/FAMU/HAMU.  

Each applicant may submit only one application under this call as the main researcher. 

Activities supported by other AMU grant competitions (e.g. SGS, DKR) cannot be co-funded from this call. External grants can be used to co-fund project submitted in this call.

  1. The projects where the publication of output on one of existing platforms focused on art research is an integral part will receive support. The applicant agrees that the project output may be published on AMU’s new institutional web portal as part of the Research Catalogue under the auspices of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR)  

Projects primarily of implementation nature, without the research dimension, will not be supported. 

The following is an indicative list of potential publication platforms:  

  1. The project period may span from 4 to 16 months (from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2023), with the latest possible project commencement in November 2022. 

  1. The maximum amount of support for a project as part of the 2022 call, under which it is possible to apply for support for projects with 4–16 months in duration, is CZK 300,000.   

The funds should be used primarily to cover the personal costs of the applicant or the applicant’s team and other direct non-capital expenses associated with artistic research and its publication/public presentation (for more details, see the application form).  

Budget changes during the project that are necessary for or beneficial to the project are within the researcher’s responsibility to the extent of 20% of the total grant amount (apart from the personal costs which can not be increased). Beyond this amount, it is necessary to apply with the Faculty’s Vice-Dean for the approval of such change sufficiently in advance. Any changes related to the output or which could potentially compromise the output are subject to the approval of the Vice-Rector for Research/Development. 

  1. Further requirements: 

  • If the applicant is a teacher who collaborates with AMU on a long-term basis under an agreement to complete a job (“DPP”) or an agreement to perform work (“DPČ”), they are required to submit the Dean’s preliminary approval of concluding the DPP/DPČ until the completion of the project. 

  • If the applicant is a student in a MgA. and/or Ph.D. programme at DAMU/FAMU/HAMU, they are required to submit the Dean’s preliminary approval of concluding the DPP/DPČ until the completion of the project if they plan on completing their studies during the project term. 

  • If the project output is to be published via ArteActa, it is necessary to submit, along with the application, a confirmation of ArteActa’s preliminary interest in publishing it and its capacity to accept the text to the review procedure before the end of the project. 

  • All output shall be published with the following dedication in Czech and/or English:  

This report/book/publication was written at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as part of the project "xxx" with the support of the Institutional Endowment for the Long-term Conceptual Development of Research Institutes, as provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic in the year 2022 (or 2023). 

  1. Projects will be assessed by a panel of five experts involving both active artists and theoreticians (Vice-Rector for Research/Development, Faculty Vice-Deans for Research/Development or deputies of their choice, and one external member) in two categories: 

A) Academic workers or teachers collaborating with AMU on a long-term basis under an agreement to complete a job (“DPP”) or an agreement to perform work (“DPČ”), 

B) Students in MgA. and Ph.D. programmes.  

Evaluation criteria:  

  • Quality of the research plan: content, objectives, methods, and procedures to be used, 

  • Rate of relevance of the artistic practice described in the project for the research questions leading towards the published output, 

  • Benefits of the research for AMU’s programmes and for the development of artistic research in general, and for increasing experts’ awareness of it, 

  • Applicant’s artistic and/or research activities to date (primarily in Category A), 

  • Adequacy of the plan with regard to the selected publication platform, 

  • Adequacy of the proposed budget. 

The panel may do as follows with regard to the proposed project and budget: 

A) Approve it in the required amount without reservations, 

B) Approve it with a reduced budget, 

C) Approve it conditionally and ask the applicant to rework the application,

D) Do not approve.

  1. The project is deemed to have been duly completed if, at the time of completion: 

A) Its artistic part is completed, 

B) Its text or text/audio/visual output is accepted for a review procedure by the selected publication platform for artistic research. 

The researcher shall submit the final report on project implementation and the resultant output within one month of the completion of the project using the prescribed form. The final report shall include the documentation of and reflection on the benefits of the artistic activity and a confirmation from the selected publication platform of accepting the publication output for a review procedure. 

If a grant project is not duly completed, this will have implications for the future opportunities for applying for subsequent grant support in AMU competitions. 

  1. Call schedule: 

  • Term for application submission: Friday, 1 July 2022 – Friday, 5 August 2022, 

  • Online training/information meeting for applicants: during the latter half of July 2022, 

  • Publication of the results: by Friday, 26 August 2022 (6:00 pm) at the latest.  

Both applications and final reports shall be submitted using the specific forms and in electronic form only, to be sent exclusively from the applicants’ school e-mail addresses to the following Faculty e-mail addresses:,,

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