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Artwork Scholarship: International Perspectives in Education

Series Editors: Anita Sinner and Rita Irwin

ISSN 2632-7872 / Online ISSN 2632-9182


The aim of Artwork Scholarship is to invite debate on, and provide an essential resource for transnational scholars engaged in creative research involving visual, literary and performative arts. Approaches may include arts-based, practice-based, a/r/tography, artistic, research creation and more, and explore pedagogical and experimental perspectives, reflective and evaluative assessments, methodological deliberations, and ethical issues and concerns in relation to a host of topic areas in education.

Manuscripts address questions such as: What is artwork scholarship? How does arts education compare internationally? What educational approaches and modes are widening debates concerning the arts? How might best practices be adapted transnationally?  Does arts research contribute to sustainability of the arts at a time of globalization of education?

We invite manuscripts that align with the following streams of inquiry:                                                                                                 

International Perspectives: Themed collections that investigate art as research, inclusive of diverse global viewpoints (80,000 – 120,000 words).

Communities of Practice: Regional perspectives and/or specific topics and issues relating to art as research (50,000 – 80,000 words).

Artful Expressions: Exposés, such as graphic novels, visual essays and short format essays that are simultaneously concise and artful, and demonstrate innovative and enduring issues, questions, events and encounters (20,000 – 50,000 words, e-books, print-on-demand).

Proposals should identify the stream of inquiry, and demonstrate how the proposed topic(s) expand artwork scholarship with explicit engagement of textual-artistic relationships. Each stream offers unique opportunities for depth and/or breadth of investigation and artistic engagement.

Please note: Open Access publications are strongly encouraged.

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To propose a manuscript please send a completed Author/Editor Questionnaire. The form can be downloaded from Publish with Us page.  

Advisory Review Board

David Andrew, University of the Witwatersrand

Fernando Hernandez Hernandez, University of Barcelona

Kim Snepvangers, University of New South Wales

Kazuyo Nakamura, Hiroshima University

Li-Yan Wang, National Changhua University of Education (Taiwan)

Donal O’Donoghue, University of British Columbia

Belidson Dias, Universidade de Brasilia

Nicholas Houghton, University for the Creative Arts

Helene Illeris, University of Agder

Victoria Pavlou, Frederick University Cyprus

Raphael Vella, University of Malta


Readers of Artwork Scholarship books may also be interested in a related publication Visually Provoking: Dissertations in Art Education (2018), originally published by Lapland University Press, available Open Access.