The 11th EPARM conference welcomes music researchers, educators, performers,  composers and students to a three-day exploration of artistic research in music at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

The European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) is an initiative of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and supports a pluralistic vision of Artistic Research, recognising different possible definitions, methods, and forms of dissemination. 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.

Presentations relating to any aspect of Artistic Research in music are welcomed at the 11th EPARM conference, but the peer review panel will prioritise presentations that give some consideration to one or more of the following:

  • Artistic Research in the Anthropocene;
  • Artistic Research in social contexts;
  • Our relationships with repertoires old and new are explored through Artistic Research;
  • Holding theory and practice in balance in, or through, Artistic Research;
  • Interrogating the idea of ‘innovation’ in Artistic Research;
  • Developing open, critical and nurturing research cultures for Artistic Research.

To reflect the centrality of performance and musical creation in artistic research, the EPARM conference will include a special programme of performances and artistic presentations. Proposals are welcomed for short performances of a maximum of 30 minutes (including up to 10 minutes of introduction and/or contextualization for the audience), which are themselves the outcomes of artistic research. Such performances will be selected for a programme called Not-the-L8Nite Performances, with performers contributing to a moderated audience discussion following immediately after the performances. 

To support the development of excellent Artistic Research at the master’s and doctoral levels, joint applications are invited from students and their supervisors (or other institutional representatives), where the supervisor will engage in a dialogue with the student and initiate a conversation with the conference delegates. 

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The timetable for this process is as follows:

12 October 2023: Launch Call for Proposals
19 November 2023 Deadline for submissions
4 December 2023 Results communicated to the applicants (who are required to confirm their participation by 8 December)
Mid-December 2023 Publication of the final programme of EPARM 2024 and Registration launch
21 March 2024 EPARM Event


Proposals must be submitted in Word format using the provided template and should be sent to AEC Events Coordinator Beatriz Laborda at the following email address:

Any submissions that do not follow the guidelines above will not be considered.

N.B: Selected applicants will be required to register as participants and therefore pay the corresponding fee according to the price category (Representative of an AEC member institution / Representative of a non-AEC member institution / Independent researcher – not affiliated to any institution)

The deadline for sending the proposals is 19 November. All selections for both the Parallel Sessions and the Not-the-L8Nite-Performances will be communicated by 4 December 2023. Selected applicants are required to confirm their participation by 8 December 2023.