In this essay we discuss a number of criteria to be taken into consideration to prompt the viewer/critic to deliberate and appreciate what is being portrayed as ‘authentic’ arts-based research. We engage with wider philosophical thinking and writing about authenticity and how this has been considered within research practice, before making links to arts-based research and questions of authenticity. Drawing upon Barone and Eisner’s (2012) six criteria for appraising arts based research, and with project examples from our own education practice, we discuss ways to sensitively explore the possibilities of arts-based research and the relationships between the data, theory, creating and doing, drawing on experience, and engaging aesthetically with meaning, self and other (Savin-Baden & Wimpenny’s 2014, 68).
|Title of host publication||Research in the arts // new trajectories of authenticity: Authenticity, polymathy and dissimulation|
|Place of Publication||Lisbon|
|Publisher||Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses: Lisboa|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||978 - 972 - 9451 - 85 - 0|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Oct 2019|
Wimpenny, K., & Barron, V. (2019). Socially committed practice: issues of authenticity in arts related research. In J. Quaresma (Ed.), Research in the arts // new trajectories of authenticity: Authenticity, polymathy and dissimulation (pp. 57-80). Lisbon: Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses: Lisboa.