Research into contemporary artistic practice by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT)
A recent study undertaken by ANAT with the support of The Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide, posed previously unasked questions about contemporary creative practice. Through our work with artists, whose practices span art, science and technology, ANAT has been picking up some subtle shifts in contemporary creative practice. This study is ANAT’s first step towards capturing and understanding these changes.
- There is a strong interest in pursuing potential commercial opportunities resulting from their creative practice.
- There is a strong interest in accessing more information and expertise about commercialisation and business development for creative practice.
- The creative practice of those surveyed is inspired by/developed in collaboration across transdiciplinary groups.
- A broad range of venues, including non-traditional settings, are preferred for showcasing work.
- Early-career artists are comparatively mature, with high levels of education.
- Females are highly represented in creative practices that engage with technology, science and interdisplinarity.
Part A shows the data compiled from survey responses. Part B speculates about the possible stories the data is telling us, whilst Part C oultines the future research possibilities these stories suggest.
Please note – this survey was not intended as a rigorous, in-depth analysis; rather, ANAT wished to gain a snapshot of the current creative practices of artists working with science and technology in order to identify future research and program priorities.
We believe that this small study has shown that there are many questions that need to be asked that, to date, have not been raised.
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