1. Artistic research is distinguishable from other forms of academic research by the central role of artistic practice. The research question derives from the artistic practice of the artist-researcher, the research methods are characterized by the use of artistic practice and materials, and the results of the research project contribute to both artistic practice (on an individual as well as on a more general level) and to artistic academic discourse. Because artistic research is carried out by artist-researchers this produces knowledge, experiences and understanding that cannot be obtained by any other means. They are manifest in the art works and the artistic practices themselves.