Photo: Neil Glen; Artist: Julian Opie; Artwork: 'Lily'
In seeking to push forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research, the International Journal of Creative Media Research makes use of Bath Spa’s MediaWall, providing creatives with rich opportunities to produce, curate and disseminate creative media-based research for a unique platform and audience.
Our annual Award in Creative Media Research operates as an offline journal extension, and aims to promote the MediaWall as a peer-reviewed output for creative media-based research. As with all the journal’s submissions, which embrace interdisciplinarity, works submitted for the Award in Creative Media Research should publish with media but do not necessary need to be about media. Submissions should simply seek to contribute new knowledge to any field within the journal’s remit – namely – Media and Game Studies, Communication and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education.
Since its launch in June 2014, the MediaWall has exhibited a number of artworks including those by international artists Julian Opie and Bruce Munro. Creatives submitting their practice-based research for the annual Award in Creative Media Research must consider how their work aligns to and benefits from the aesthetic potential of the MediaWall’s unique form and structure, and must also submit a 300-word statement along with the creative artefact that clearly outlines the research question, the methodology or approach employed, provides evidence and contexts for the work itself, and clarifies precisely how the MediaWall’s aesthetic form augments the aims of the research.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged by our international editorial board of artists, scholars, writers, musicians, performers, technologists, designers, filmmakers and educators. The winning work will be published on the MediaWall, usually for a full week, during an agreed date. The work will also be promoted across the journal website and BSU’s social media feeds.
Watch the example of ‘Marvelous Marble Machine’, a hybrid of art, design, computer games and physics that engaged 8 and 9 year old children in the co-creation of a giant toy machine.
The application process for the annual Award in Creative Media Research is open from the start of October to the end of January each year.
Title of the research work
300-word statement that includes the information noted above
Link to video version of the work
Target audience for the work
Partnership or collaboration involved
Before You Apply
Proposers should first read the following guidance documents. This is essential if the works contain any interactive elements or that require equipment to be placed in the Atrium space.
Photo: Neil Glen
Artist: David Stephenson and Martin Walch
Artwork: 'Lake King William - Every Day of November 2014'