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Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

Research in the arts

Research in the arts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)  

At ACPA, musicians, visual artists and designers work on research in their own artistic practice. Artist researchers study their own practice and develop new insights and methods. At the same time they are working on the theoretical foundation of their work, which often results in new works of art. The aim of the artistic research is to deepen and broaden the vision of its own artistic practice.

An important part of the research field of ACPA and unique in the Netherlands is a 'Doctorate in the arts': for artists it is possible to conduct a PhD research at the University of Leiden at ACPA.

The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) is a unique research institute within the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University. The connection with the three binding established institutes (Leiden University, Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague) makes it a unique collaboration and offers its researchers the best of both worlds: expertise in both artistic and scientific fields, a broad network of specialists thanks to the Leiden University but also the Society of Artistic Research (SAR).