Translational research in creative practice
This project builds on the significant track record of Creative Practice researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland.
The aims of the project are to:
- better understand current methodologies of collaborative creative practice research within and across disciplines;
- generate new methodologies of collaborative creative practice research;
- articulate the benefits of collaborative creative practice research for creative research practitioners in HASS disciplines;
- identify the public benefits that arise from collaborative creative practice research including learning and development, health and well-being, and discipline-specific practices; and
- build a collaborative framework for a program of collaborative creative research with government, industry, community and university partners nationally and internationally.
The methodology for investigation proposes a new model of Translational Research in Creative Practice, based on an understanding of Creative Practice as advancing new forms of knowledge beyond the academic sphere. The concept of translational research is used widely in the Sciences to describe the “bench-to-bedside” work of translating knowledge created in the lab into everyday care environments, and develop understanding of the ways in which the findings of scientific research can be applied to produce better health outcomes for the general public. Translational Research in Creative Practice serves to:
- produce new knowledge about the human condition through the application of creative practices to real-world problems in learning and development, health and well-being, and community engagement; and
- provide a medium for translating complex research findings into the public realm.
Initially focussing on the translation of research from an academic environment to the public realm in Music and the Visual Arts, this Strategic Research Program also has immediate relevance to researchers in other disciplines, including Creative Writing, Drama, Museum Studies, Performance Studies, Sound Studies, Theatre Studies and Film & TV.