Paradigmatic considerations for creative practice in Creative Industries research: The case of Australia's Indie 100

Graham, Phil (2016) Paradigmatic considerations for creative practice in Creative Industries research: The case of Australia's Indie 100. Creative Industries Journal, 9(1), pp. 47-65.

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This paper begins with the assertion that research grounded in creative practice constitutes a new paradigm. We argue both for and against the idea. We argue against the idea in terms of applying it to the idealised ‘lone artist’ engaged in the production of their art, whose focus of research is a self-reflection upon the art they produce, and whose art is also the findings of the research. Our position is that such an approach cannot be considered as anything other than a form of auto-phenomenography, that such efforts are part of qualitative research, and they are thus trivial in paradigmatic terms. However, we argue in the positive for understanding the artistic event – by which we mean any mass ecology of artistic practice – as being paradigmatically new in terms of research potentials and demands. Our exemplar for that argument is a practice-led, large-scale annual event called Indie 100 which has run for five years and has demonstrated a distinct paradigmatic ‘settling in’ over its duration while clearly pushing paradigmatic boundaries for research into creative practice.

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ID Code: 94830
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative practice, practice-led research, creative industries research, creative research paradigms, Indie 100
DOI: 10.1080/17510694.2016.1154655
ISSN: 1751-0694
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2016 23:03
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 09:55

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