Artistic Research is an integral part of The Danish National School of Performing Arts (DASPA) and gathers the school’s various efforts into research and development, traversing the disciplines within performing arts, as well as across the different national departments.
The artefacts, knowledges and methods produced are shared with experts in the field of performing arts both in the profession and in the academia. The research projects carried out at DASPA are mostly led by staff at the school, which places the students in close relation to the latest development in their subjects and ensures the continuous progress of the staff and their teaching methods.
To disseminate the processes and their findings DASPA regularly organizes presentations of the on-going projects, both internally and to the profession at large as well as a broader audience with an interest in the development of the artform.
DASPA is part of the Center for Knowledge in the Arts, founded in 2019. The center organizes and coordinates the artistic research among all the Danish higher educations in the Arts (the Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Danish National Academy of Music, the Danish National Film School, the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, and the Royal Academy of Music).
In addition to the research projects funded by the Ministry of Culture, and to ensure a bottom-up-relation between the educational programs and the research level, DASPA initiates and internally funds more single-focused and small-scale development projects by assigning research time to members of the staff. Such projects aim to continuously develop the quality of the teaching and increase the collaboration and cohesion between colleagues, disciplines and departments within DASPA.