This book explores – at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative
as well as quantitative studies – theories, policies and practices about the contributions of artistic research and innovations
towards defining new forms of knowledge, knowledge production, as well as knowledge diffusion, absorption and use. Artistic
research, artistic innovations and arts-based innovations have been major transformers, as well as disruptors, of the ways
in which societies, economies, and political systems perform. Ramifications here refer to the epistemic socio-economic, socio-political
and socio-technical base and aesthetic considerations on the one hand, as well as to strategies, policies, and practices on
the other, including sustainable enterprise excellence, considerations in the context of knowledge economies, societies and
Creativity in general, and the arts in particular, are increasingly recognized as drivers of cultural,
economic, political, social, and scientific innovation and development. This book examines how one could derive and develop
insights in these areas from the four vantage points of Arts, Research, Innovation and Society. Among the principal questions
that are examined include:
- Could and should artists be researchers?
- How are the systems
of the Arts and Sciences connected and/or disconnected?
- What is the impact of the arts in societal development?
are the Arts interrelated with the mechanisms of generating social, scientific and economic innovation?
the inaugural book in the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society series, this book uses a thematically wide spectrum that
serves as a general frame of reference for the entire series of books to come.
David F. J. Campbell
Elias G. Carayannis