Foundation of SAR 2010 in Bern (CH) with an installation by Manuel Burgener, comissioned by Florian Dombois. Photo: Florian Dombois, 2010

The Society for Artistic Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization that nurtures, connects and disseminates artistic research as specific practices of creating knowledge and insight. SAR facilitates a range of encounters for its community of artistic practitioners in the pursuit of transformative understanding that impacts on political and societal processes as well as on cultures of research and learning.

SAR has an international membership drawn from individual artists, as well as academic and non-academic institutions.

SAR is an international organization, based in Switzerland and seated in Zurich.


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Save the Date: Please Specify! International Conference on Artistic Research  SAR 2017
April 28-29  2017, University of the Arts Helsinki


The website off the SAR Conference 2016 now has a photo and video archive where you can view videos of the keynote lectures as well as photographic documentation of all events.