Supporting Documentation

Non-traditional research outputs (NTRO) submissions should be made using the appropriate submission form for the publication category. (Please see Registering your publications for further information on the submission process).

All NTRO submissions must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation, or URLs where this material is permanently available. In addition, a research statement must be provided for NTROs (including Research Reports).

For creative works, support documentation should include:

  • Visual artworks: digital images of works, exhibition catalogues and reviews
  • Textual works: a copy of the work, reviews
  • Live Performance works: documentation may be in the form of a digital recording of the performance, reviews, performance programs
  • Recorded/rendered works: a copy of the work, reviews
  • Curated exhibitions and events: programs, event announcements, reviews


Many NTROs have undergone a form of peer review (before and/or after) creation. Examples of review materials include:

  • competitive funding, prizes and/or awards
  • essays, chapters and/or articles (about the artist, exhibition or particular works)
  • TV/radio broadcasts or interviews
  • distinguished commissions or prestigious invitations
  • acquisitions (into eminent collections)

Research Statements for NTROs

In order for a creative work to be assessed and verified as eligible, it must be accompanied by a research statement in the prescribed format (below).  The research statement must clearly identify the original research embodied in the output.

The statement must be around 250 words (no more than 2000 characters) and address the following.

  1. Research Background:
    • Field
    • Context
    • Research Question
  2. Research Contribution:
    • Innovation
    • New Knowledge
  3. Research Significance:
    • Evidence of Excellence