Research Centre Art & Society

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​​The Research Centre Art & Society carries out research into the interaction between art and society and the ever changing professional practice of artists and musicians because of this. The results of this research are used in the professional practice as well as in higher arts education.

The Research Centre Art & Society consists of the research groups Lifelong Learning in Music, Image in Context and Popular Culture, Sustainability & Innovation. The research centre comprises research groups which are connected to various disciplines within music and fine arts and the teacher training courses that accompany these. The research centre consciously aims to be more than the sum of its parts; the combination of research groups has to result in added value to the contents of the results.

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Music Arts & Humanities
Uganda Arts & Humanities
Life Long Learning Arts & Humanities
Groningen Arts & Humanities
Musicians Arts & Humanities
Artistic Practice Arts & Humanities
Art Academy Arts & Humanities
The Netherlands Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2019 2019

  • 1 PhD Research external, graduation external

Musician, friend and muse: an ethnographic exploration of emerging practices of musicians devising co-creative musicking with elderly people

Dons, K., 2019, 206 p.

Research output: Ph.D. ThesisPhD Research external, graduation externalAcademic

Open Access


QUT Outstanding Thesis Award 2012

Corinne van Beilen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Scriptieprijs 2005-2007 Stichting Volkshogescholen

Corinne van Beilen (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2019

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Membership of committee


Andrea Stultiens (Consultant)
1 Jan 201930 Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Storying diversity in educational spaces

Margo Slomp (Speaker), Evert Bisschop Boele (Speaker), Kees van der Meer (Speaker), Ronald Schimmel (Speaker), Karolien Dons (Speaker)
18 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation