Programme

Practice based research to deliver improvements in the Arts sector across Europe

Every year, the Critical Academy follows a cycle of research and education events that culminates in data gathering, analysis, and dissemination.

Timeline 2020-2023

2020

May

Application evaluation period.

May-June

July

Final decision on project approval arrives.

July-August

September

Signature of grant agreement.

September-December

2021

January

1.2.1 Online Meeting I
1.1.1 Partners Meeting I
1.5.1. Website Launch
1.3.1 International Open Call I

Early January online meeting: Planning agreement programme.
Kick off Year 1 Meeting in Dublin: Planning agreement programme.
Website Launch: Communication of project starts.
International Open Call launched: Deadline early February.

February

1.5.2 Promotional Materials I
3.2.1 Research Visits I-V

1.3.1 International Open Call I (cont.)

20 Participants Selected and Announced.

Design and Production of communication materials.
February to August: All Partners travel to international selected locations to conduct research.

March

Critical Academy Session I: Partner 5
3.1.1 Research Residency I: 6 days
2.1.1 Public Seminar I: 3 days

5-30 March Data Gathering by Partner 5.
5-10 March Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
8-10 March Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops, mentorships.

April

Critical Academy Session II: Partner 2
3.1.1 Research Residency II: 6 days
2.1.1 Public Seminar II: 3 days

5-30 April Data Gathering by Partner 2.
5-10 April Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
8-10 April Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops, mentorships.

May

Critical Academy Session III: Partner 3
3.1.1 Research Residency III: 6 days
2.1.1 Public Seminar III: 3 days

3-30 May Data Gathering by Partner 3.
3-5 May Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
6-8 May Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

June

Critical Academy Session IV: Partner 4
3.1.1 Research Residency IV: 6 days
2.1.1 Public Seminar IV: 3 days

7-27 June Data Gathering by Partner 4.
7-9 June Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
10-12 June Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

July

Critical Academy Session V: Dublin
3.1.1 Research Residency V: 6 days
2.1.1 Public Seminar V: 3 days

1-31 July Data Gathering by Dublin.
12-14 July Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
15-17 July Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

August

4.1.1 Evaluation Process I

Data Evaluation online starts. August to October.

October

4.1.1 Evaluation Process I (cont.)

2 days Evaluation in Dublin with 5 Open Call Participants.

November

1.1.2 Partners Meeting II
1.4.1 Scientific Committee I
5.1.1 Events Series I
5.2.1 Research Articles I
1.3.2 International Open Call II

Paris Photo: Data analysis, discussions on 2021 programme.
Third party company evaluating and reporting on performance.
Paris Photo: Dissemination of findings.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.
International Open Call launched.

December

2022

January

1.2.2 Online Meeting II
1.1.3 Partners Meeting III
1.3.2 International Open Call II (cont.)

Early January online meeting: Planning agreement programme.
Kick off Year 2 Meeting in Partner 3: Planning agreement programme.
20 Participants Selected and Announced. Communication with Participants, signing of agreements.

February

1.5.3 Promotional Materials II
3.2.2 Research Visits VI-X

Design and Production of communication materials.
February to August: All Partners travel to international selected locations to conduct research.

March

Critical Academy Session VI: Partner 5
3.1.2 Research Residency VI: 3 days
2.1.2 Public Seminar VI: 3 days

5-30 April Data Gathering by Partner 5.
5-7 April Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
8-10 April Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

April

Critical Academy Session VII: Partner 2
3.1.2 Research Residency VII: 3 days
2.1.2 Public Seminar VII: 3 days

5-30 April Data Gathering by Partner 2.
5-7 April Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
8-10 April Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

May

Critical Academy Session VIII: Partner 3
3.1.2 Research Residency VIII: 3 days
2.1.2 Public Seminar VIII: 3 days

3-30 May Data Gathering by Partner 3.
3-5 May Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
6-8 May Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

June

Critical Academy Session IX: Partner 4
3.1.2 Research Residency IX: 3 days
2.1.2 Public Seminar IX: 3 days

7-27 June Data Gathering by Partner 4.
7-9 June Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
10-12 June Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

July

Critical Academy Session X: Dublin
3.1.2 Research Residency X: 3 days
2.1.2 Public Seminar X: 3 days

1-31 July Data Gathering by Dublin.
12-14 July Open Call Participants visit selected locations.
15-17 July Seminars, lectures, talks, workshops.

August

4.1.2 Evaluation Process II

Data Evaluation in Dublin. August to October.

October

4.1.2 Evaluation Process II (cont.)

2 days Evaluation in Dublin with 5 Open Call Participants.

November

1.1.4 Partners Meeting IV
1.4.2 Scientific Committee II
5.1.2 Events Series II
5.2.2 Research Articles II

Key Art Event: Data analysis, discussions on 2021 programme.
Third party company evaluating and reporting on performance.
Key Art Event: Dissemination of findings.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

December

2023

January

1.2.3 Online Meeting III
1.1.5 Partners Meeting V
5.4.1 Publication Creation

Early January online meeting: Planning agreement programme.
Kick off Year 3 Meeting in Partner 4: Planning agreement programme.
Commissioning, Editing, Design.

February

1.5.4 Promotional Materials III
5.4.1 Publication Creation

Design and Production of communication materials.
Commissioning, Editing, Design.

March

5.4.1 Publication Creation (cont.)

Commissioning, Editing, Design.

April

5.4.1 Publication Creation (cont.)

Commissioning, Editing, Design.

May

5.4.1 Publication Creation (cont.)

Publication Printing.

June

5.4.1 Publication Creation (cont.)

5.3.1 Conference in Partner 5
5.4.2 Publication Promotion
5.2.3 Research Articles III

Publication Distribution to partners.

Critical Academy Conference for Experts, Policy Makers.
Production of Critical Academy Publication.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

July

5.3.1 Conference in Dublin
5.4.2 Publication Promotion
5.2.3 Research Articles III

Critical Academy Conference for Experts, Policy Makers.
Production of Critical Academy Publication.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

August

5.3.1 Conference in Partner 3
5.4.2 Publication Promotion
5.2.3 Research Articles III (cont.)

Critical Academy Conference for Experts, Policy Makers.
Production of Critical Academy Publication.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

September

5.3.1 Conference in Partner 2
5.4.2 Publication Promotion
5.2.3 Research Articles III (cont.)

Critical Academy Conference for Experts, Policy Makers.
Production of Critical Academy Publication.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

October

5.3.1 Conference in Partner 4
5.4.2 Publication Promotion
5.2.3 Research Articles III (cont.)

Critical Academy Conference for Experts, Policy Makers.
Production of Critical Academy Publication.
Sharing research results with key individuals and organisations.

November

1.1.6 Partners Meeting VI
1.4.3 Scientific Committee III
5.1.3 Events Series III

Final Partners Meeting at Paris Photo.
Third party company evaluating and reporting on performance.
Paris Photo: Dissemination of findings and Celebration Event.

Partners & Events+Tasks

Partner 1: Ireland

Online Meeting I, II, III
Partners Meeting I
Promo Materials I, II, III
Int. Open Call I, II
Research Residency V, X
Public Seminar V, X
CA Conference
CA Publication
Research Articles I, II, III
CA Publication Creation

Partner 2: Portugal

Online Meeting I, II, III
Promo Materials I, II, III
Int. Open Call I, II
Research Residency II, VII
Public Seminar II, VII
CA Conference
Evaluation Report I
CA Publication
Research Articles I, II, III
CA Publication Creation

Partner 3: Montenegro

Online Meeting I, II, III
Promo Materials I, II, III
Int. Open Call I, II
Partners Meeting III
Research Residency III, VIII
Public Seminar III, VIII
CA Conference
CA Publication
Research Articles I, II, III
CA Publication Creation

Partner 4: Kosovo

Online Meeting I, II, III
Promo Materials I, II, III
Int. Open Call I, II
Partners Meeting V
Research Residency IV, IX
Public Seminar IV, IX
CA Conference
CA Publication
Research Articles I, II, III
CA Publication Creation

Partner 5: Albania

Online Meeting I, II, III
Promo Materials I, II, III
Int. Open Call I, II
Research Residency I, VI
Public Seminar I, VI
CA Conference
Evaluation Report II
CA Publication
Research Articles I, II, III
CA Publication Creation

Other Locations

Art Event I: France

Partners Meeting II
Events Series I

Art Event II: Germany

Partners Meeting IV
Events Series II

Art Event III: Greece

Partners Meeting VI
Events Series III

10 Other Countries

Research Visits I-X
Proposed: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Finland, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia.

Other Tasks

Coordination: Ireland

Project Coordination I, II, III
Financial Management I, II, III

External Tasks: Italy

Scientific Committee I, II

Visa Information to Consider

EU citizens don’t need Visa for Georgia.
EU citizens must have 6 months validity on passport to travel to Albania.
EU citizens don’t need Visa for Serbia.
All our Partners need visas to enter Ireland.