The Society for Artistic Research (SAR) was established in March 2010 as an independent, non-profit organisation for the purpose of publishing the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR). It is a dynamic, international group that is encouraging discussion and activity dedicated to artistic research. SAR is comprised of both individual and institutional members from around the globe, who support SAR through the payment of a membership fee, sponsorship, and the gifting of their time and expertise.
At its Annual Meeting, SAR elects members to the Executive Board for a two-year term of office. A function of the Executive Board is to appoint the Editor-in-Chief of JAR for a five-year term.
In this way, SAR 'owns' and is responsible for the Journal of Artistic Research.
Here you can find the legal documents:
Articles of Association
Minutes of the Foundation 2010
The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines. With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists'
modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video. These research documents called ‘expositions’ provide a unique reading experience while
fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination.
The Journal is underpinned by the Research Catalogue (RC) a searchable, documentary database of artistic research. Anyone can compose an exposition and add it to the RC using the online editor and suitable expositions can be
The Society for Artistic Research distributes a Newsletter on a regular basis to keep its members informed about developments within the Society, the Journal, and the debate on research in the arts more broadly. If you would like to be placed on the email list for the Newsletter, please register here
The Research Catalogue (RC) is a searchable, documentary database of artistic research work and its exposition. The RC is an inclusive, open-ended, bottom-up research tool that supports the journal's academic contributions.