Campus de les Arts organises study commissions, with participation from representatives of all centres interested in contributing. The goal is to deepen joint understanding and come to points of consensus on common positions in subjects related to the content or design of Campus de les Arts’ proposed projects.

During the academic year 2019-20, a research commission was set up with the initial aim of coming to a general consensus on what artistic research means for Campus de les Arts. This led to the drafting and later validation of the document “La recerca artística” [“Artistic Research”, available in Catalan].

For the academic year 2020-21, the working plan has set out the organisation of three study commissions:

  • Research Commission: after the drafting of the document “Artistic Research” in 2020, and following on the experience of the 1st Research Encounter and the Conference INDISCIPLINES, this commission proposes to articulate interdisciplinary research groups around projects shared by various participating educational institutions. Viable research teams both on a theoretical and a practical level are envisioned, and will soon be called to initiate Campus de les Arts’ first research activity.

  • Faculty Training Commission: this commission has the aim of debating in detail the training of professors in artistic education, while establishing the reach of Campus de les Arts in relation to it (internal demand and external offer in function of educational levels and branches, training typologies and methodologies). Along with representatives of the participating educational institutions in Campus de les Arts, the commission has included other participants associated with the Faculty of Education of the UB and the IDP-ICE [the UB institute for professional development].  Its activity will be summarised in a document conceived to synthesise this debate and the conclusions deriving from it.  

  • Online Education Commission: this commission is a space for shared reflection and evaluation on common experiences arising from the exception circumstances of the pandemic, which have forced all educational institutions (excepting those already specialised in distance learning) to reconvert their in-person teaching to digital platforms online. In a very short time this reconversion has signified a major change and has involved an enormous effort for educational institutions, both on a theoretical and practical/material level for all educational fields, with evaluation of results carried out largely on the fly.