ERA Creative Works Types
Type 1: Original Creative Work
Includes visual artworks and installations, designs, music compositions and most CD recordings, choreography, plays and other creative writing, as described:
|Visual art work||A research output such as a fine arts and crafts work, diagram, map, photographic image, sculpture or installation.|
|Design/Architectural work||Realised, constructed, fabricated or unrealised building and design projects. "Unrealised" projects must have an output that provides evidence of the research involved.|
|Textual work||Written creative work that is not eligible to be submitted as a book or journal article, such as a novel or art review. Exhibition catalogues and catalogue entries should be submitted in this sub-category.|
|Other||Other original creative works that do not fit the other research output types.|
Type 2: Live Performance Works
For live performance research outputs, the research output is the actual public performance. Examples include performance of a new work or innovative interpretation or production of an existing work of music, dance, or theatre.
Type 3: Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
For these, the research component is embodied in the process of recording, or rendering, itself (rather than in the performance), e.g. by use of innovative production or sound processing techniques. Examples include:
|Film/Video||Film or video|
|Performance||Performances (in music, dance, theatre, etc.) that have been created specifically for a recorded medium.|
|Inter-arts||Recorded/rendered creative works, often experimental, produced in association with other researchers in other disciplinary fields.|
|Digital creative work||Creative 3D models, including digital outputs of architectural and design projects, computer programs, games and visual artworks. Other|
|Website/web exhibition||These are eligible as recorded/rendered creative works if the eligible researcher is the creator of the creative works featured in the website. Curated web-based exhibitions of the creative work of others must be submitted as Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events.|
|Other||Other recorded/rendered creative works not listed above.|
Type 4: Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events
This category should be selected where the researcher was the curator of an exhibition, rather than the artist who created the artworks.
|Web-based exhibition||The curation and/or production of an internet website presenting a collection of creative works where the internet is the medium of the exhibited works.|
|Exhibition/event||The curation and/or production of a collection of creative works exhibited together for the first time, in that particular arrangement, in a recognised gallery, museum, or event. This should be accompanied by a well researched publication that includes the date and location of the exhibition.|
|Festival||The curation of a festival bringing together innovative work or existing works in an innovative format or through a theme that provides new perspectives and/or experiences.|
|Other||Curated or substantial public exhibitions and events that do not fit into the above sub-categories of the Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibitions and Events research output type.|
Documentation for Creative Works is required for the ERA submission. You will need to provide any support materials you have, or URLs to where these are available.
- For visual artworks: digital (preferred) or hard copy images of works, exhibition catalogues and reviews
- For textual works: a copy of the work, reviews
- For Live Performance works: documentation may be in the form of a recording of the performance, reviews, performance programs
- For Recorded/rendered works: a copy of the work, reviews
- For Curated exhibitions and events: programs, event announcements, reviews
Research Statements for Creative Works Submitted for Peer Review
In order for a creative work to be submitted for peer review, it must be accompanied by a research statement. In writing a research statement, the focus must be on its research component. Everything in the research statement must be geared towards identifying the research component of the output.
The statement must be around 250 words (no more than 2000 characters) and address the following categories.
1. Research Background
- Research Question
2. Research Contribution
- New Knowledge
3 Research Significance
- Evidence of Excellence
Updated: 14 December 2011