Practice-led PhD in Artistic Research and Creation

Practice-led PhD in Artistic Research and Creation


Clément Hébert/Visage production, A place to call home (film still), 2021.

January 18, 2022
Practice-led PhD in Artistic Research and Creation

Application deadline: March 10, 2022, 11pm
école supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg
17 cours Caffarelli
14000 Caen
Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

The three higher education schools of culture in Normandy, France—école supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg, École supérieure d’art et design Le Havre-Rouen and École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Normandie—members of the Normandy University Community of Universities and Institutions, and the doctoral school History, Memory, Heritage, Language (ED HMPL 558) created in 2018 RADIAN, a practice-led PhD in artistic research and creation open to the fields of art, design, architecture and creative writing.

Proposing to conduct experimental research rooted in contemporary creative practices, the RADIAN practice-led PhD is intended for artists, architects, designers and/or authors with an established and recognized production in their field. The practice-led PhD consists of an artistic work (or a group of artistic works) accompanied by a theoretical document of about one hundred pages and a research notebook retracing the evolution of the project.  RADIAN allows the deployment of research through practice and experimentation that leads to the production of plural artistic forms, coherent with the research problematic. Nourished by constant back-and-forth between theory and practice, between conceptualisation and experimentation, the research approach is deployed within and with the vocabularies, languages, methods, media and issues of contemporary creation. The PhD is supervised by two researchers, one of whom holds a habilitation to direct research (“habilitation à diriger des recherches”, the academic qualification requested in France in order to supervise PhD students), the other from one of the three schools.

Two PhD students, each receiving an annual grant of 15,000 euros (financed by the Normandy Region), are recruited in 2022 for a period of three years.

The full call of applications can be found on ésam Caen/Cherbourg’s website. Applications must be sent before March 10, 2022, 11pm (Paris time), exclusively in digital format on the online application plateform (application file can be written in English but the interview will be held in French).

Interview of eligible candidates and results: June 8, 2022.

RSVP for Practice-led PhD in Artistic Research and Creation
January 18, 2022

Thank you for your RSVP.

RADIAN will be in touch.


e-flux announcements are emailed press releases for art exhibitions from all over the world.

Agenda delivers news from galleries, art spaces, and publications, while Criticism publishes reviews of exhibitions and books.

Architecture announcements cover current architecture and design projects, symposia, exhibitions, and publications from all over the world.

Film announcements are newsletters about screenings, film festivals, and exhibitions of moving image.

Education announces academic employment opportunities, calls for applications, symposia, publications, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Sign up to receive information about events organized by e-flux at e-flux Screening Room, Bar Laika, or elsewhere.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.