Date: 16 - 18 April 2020
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The AEC European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) Conference 2020 will take place at the Royal Academy of Music in London in April

The EPARM preparatory Working group is in charge of organizing the AEC Annual EPARM meeting .  The Working Group is formed by active individuals in the relevant field of specialization within AEC member institutions. Proactivity, as well as geographical and gender balances are the applied criteria to guarantee the diverse and dynamic character of the group, who should ideally recreate the diversity of AEC members institutions.

Working Group Members:
Stephen Broad (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow) - Chairman
Kevin Voets (Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen - Royal Conservatoire)
Henrik Frisk (Royal College of Music Stockholm)
Leonella Grasso Caprioli (Conservatorio "A. Pedrollo" di Vicenza)
Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius)
Matthias Hermann (Musikhochschule Stuttgart)

Call for Proposals

The European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) is an initiative of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), acting as a resource for artistic research in the specific context of Higher Music Education: sharing knowledge, insights and outputs; promoting and developing the discourse around artistic research; incubating new ideas and developments; and offering support and inspiration to AEC members.  
The eighth EPARM conference welcomes music researchers, educators, performers and composers to a three-day exploration of artistic research in music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK. Presentations relating to any aspect of artistic research in music are welcomed.
EPARM recognises that there is no one way to pursue artistic research in music. Nonetheless, at the core of all such research is the artistic practice itself, which functions not only as an object of study, but as a source of significant questions and a means of pursuing original insights. It is an expectation that presentations at EPARM will include performance or the presentation of original work.
The Eighth EPARM conference is presented in collaboration with the AEC’s Strengthening Music in Society project, co-funded by Creative Europe to recognise and support the role of Higher Music Education Institutions to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural heritage and diversity, to facilitate access to cultural offerings and cultural education for all, and to contribute to economic growth through the creation of new jobs and new business models in the creative sector. 
To reflect the centrality of performance in artistic research, the EPARM conference will include a special evening programme of performance and discussion. Proposals are welcomed for short performances of a maximum of 30 minutes, which are themselves the outcomes of artistic research. Nine such performances will be selected for an evening programme called L8nite Performances, with performers contributing to a moderated audience discussion following immediately after the performances. Proposal for the L8nite Performances should follow the specific requirements below.
To support the development of excellent artistic research at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels, doctoral students and early career researchers may opt to participate in a facilitated session with a dedicated respondent offering feedback on the presentation and actively leading the discussion. Participants opting for these sessions will need to submit the text of their presentations, together with any relevant audio or video materials, by 13th January 2020.
For the submission please use the template provided in the Photo's and Documents section 

Proposals for main sessions

Proposals for a 20 minutes presentation (including any performance or examples) followed by 10 minutes facilitated audience discussion should address a clear question or questions that are rooted in practice.
Proposals should be sent in Word format and should include the following:
  • Name of the presenter/s
  • Institution
  • 150-word biography
  • Title that effectively summarises the presentation for a general audience
  • 350-word description of the presentation, including:
  1. A clearly articulated research question, issue or problem, relevant to artistic practice in music
  2. A clearly articulated and appropriately documented relationship between the artistic practice and the research
  3. Evidence of a critical approach to method

For doctoral students and early career researchers: an indication that you wish to participate in a facilitated session with respondent. Relevant additional audio or video materials are welcome where appropriate.

Proposals for L8nite Performances

Proposals for a 20 minutes performance followed by a 10 minutes facilitated audience discussion should clearly address the relationship between the proposed performance and the artistic research of which it is an outcome.
Proposals should be sent in Word format and should include the following:
Name of the performer/s
  • Institution
  • 150-word biography
  • Title that effectively summarises the performance for a general audience
  • A one-page note on the performance, which will be the basis of the peer-review process and written in a form suitable for distribution to the audience at the L8Nite Performances. In addition to introducing the performance, this note will:
  1. Clearly articulate the relationship between the performance and the artistic research of which it is an outcome
  2. Indicate the key questions with which the performance engagesAll proposals for performances should include a relevant recording (audio or video) of the proposed performer/s.

For the submission please use the template provided in the Documents section 


Peer Review

A peer review panel composed of the EPARM working group members will select those submissions that will be featured in the EPARM conference. The panel will seek additional expert input when necessary.


The timetable for this process is as follows:
  • 24th October:          Circulation of call
  • 13th January:          Deadline for submissions
  • 29th January:          Results communicated to the applicants (who are required to confirm)
  • 5th February:          Publication of the final programme of EPARM 2020 and Registration launch
  • 16th April:               Start of EPARM 2020
Proposals must be submitted in Word format using the provided template and should be sent to AEC Events and Project Manager Sara Primiterra at the following email address:
Any submissions that do not follow the guidelines above will not be considered.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday 15th April - Afternoon
Pre-Conference Workshop on "Available Funding Opportunities for Artistic Research"

Thursday 16th April - Morning:
  • Continuation of Pre-Conference Workshop on "Available Funding Opportunities for Artistic Research" 
  • Pre Conference Workshop on Artistic Research Presentations Methods

Conference Programme

Thursday 16th April

Registration Opens: 13:30
Conference Start: 15:45
Keynote Speech by Timothy Jones: 16:30
L8Nite Performances: 20:00 - 22:30

Friday 17th April

Parallel Sessions
Round Table
SMS Session 
Open Space

Saturday 18th April

Parallel Sessions
Information Forum
End of the Conference: 13:00

Information on Fee Payment

Please note that before paying and/or asking for an invoice you must submit your registration form.

Invoices are automatically sent by the system according to the data filled in the Registraion Form.  Participation fees can be paid the following ways:Manual Payment by Bank Transfer before the event (please quote your name or invoice number)
  • Ideal, Credit Card, Bankcontact Systems Online (in the registration form)
  • Manual Payment (cash on the spot in London)
  • Manual Payment (by Credit Card in London) 

Amount of the Registration Fee (per person)

Category     For Registration and Payment made by 16th March      For Registration and Payment made after 16th March

Representative of an AEC  member institution  
140 euro (+50 for pre-conference workshop)  200 euro  (+50 for pre-conference workshop)
Representative of a non-AEC  member institution   340 euro  (+50 for pre-conference workshop)   400 euro  (+50 for pre-conference workshop)
Student from an AEC member institution 100 euro  (+50 for pre-conference workshop)  
120 euro  (+50 for pre-conference workshop)

The participation fee includes:

• Conference documents
• Participation to all plenary and parallel session
• Participation to the networking moments
• Possibility to display information brochures posters and materials about AEC        
   members institutions
• Coffee Breaks
• One organized Reception 
• One organized Dinner 
• One organized Lunch 
• Concerts 
• Assistance by the AEC Office Staff

The participation fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations notified after March 16th
Bank details for payments by bank transfer

Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis
Account Holder: AEC-Music
IBAN: BE47 0016 8894 2980

When making the transfer, please clearly quote:

• Invoice number

• the code of the event (EPARM 2020) and
• the last name of the participant
• the name of your institution (if fitting)
Example: EPARM2020, Smith, Gotham Conservatory

For questions and special requests please mail

Registration to the EPARM 2020 will open at the beginning of February 2020