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Enhancing and Supporting Artist-Researcher Collaborations (ARC)

As the number of collaborations at the intersection of art and research increases, so does the need for infrastructure and support for these interdisciplinary engagements. Enhancing and Supporting Artist-Researcher Collaborations (ARC) is a Mitacs funded study that is designed to help C[4] Art and Research (C[4]), a collaboration between Centre [3] for Artistic and Social Practice and the Community Research Platform, in its pursuit of addressing the challenges and maximizing the potential of art and research partnerships. 

C[4] has developed tools and resources intended to facilitate collaborations between artists and researchers (in this context, researchers include folks both inside and outside of academia – i.e. community organizations that are in some way engaged in research). In this study, C[4] intends to share their tools and resources (i.e. Art & Research Partnership Agreement Template and Art & Research Data Management Plan Template), learn about responses to them, and learn about the experiences of artist-researcher pairs in relation to C[4]’s tools and facilitated services. 

The research team includes: Cathy Paton (C[4] Director of Art and Research, Post-Doctoral Fellow); Alexe Bernier (Graduate Intern with the CRP); Leora Sas van der Linden (Program Manager of the CRP); Chris Sinding (School of Social Work faculty member); James Gillett (Academic Director of the CRP); Colina Maxwell (C[3] Executive Director); and Sarah Sproule (C[3] Social Practice Coordinator).