Issue 299: University partnerships

  • University partnerships

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    10 Nov 2016

    Collaborations between university researchers and artists need careful managing. Michael Eades shares his three key tips for mediating successful partnerships. 

    Are artists and academics kindred spirits? Sometimes they are the same people – splitting time between practice, research and teaching. More often though there’s something of a gulf between them – a space that can at best be a site of mutual fascination, and at worst a black pit of incomprehension. It’s a void that is often bridged by collaboration and that magic word – by partnership.

    As with any relationship, the breaking points tend to come when people feel they are being taken... more

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