Codarts Research Festival

We are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the annual Codarts Research Festival that will take place on Thursday 11 March 2021 from 09.15-16.30 hours. Due to the continuing Covid-pandemic this will be an online event. As usual, the Codarts Research Festival is a platform to be inspired, to stimulate your creativity and to formulate new ideas. It is a platform that allows for artistic and academic exchange and collaboration in the field of artistic research.

Social engagement and the Arts

This year’s edition has a distinct RASL*) -flavor, as the theme is ‘Social engagement and the Arts.’ As the ‘traditional’ jobs in the arts are under increased pressure, and our society is faced by seemingly insurmountable problems, like climate change and pollution, but also social disintegration and loneliness, many artists feel the need to reposition themselves and look for ways to contribute. The covid-19 pandemic has made these problems even more acute. The Research Festival will address these issues, with (inter)national speakers from the world of dance, music and theater, next to a variety of research presentations from Codarts students and staff. And you are invited to caste your vote for the audience award during the annual Master research competition.

*) RASL is the Rotterdam Arts and Science Lab. An intense collaboration between Codarts Rotterdam, Arts & Culture Studies (EUR), Erasmus University College (EUR) and Willem de Kooning Academy, with the aim to examine the relationship between the arts and society in a transdisciplinary way.


Download the programme booklet here

Join the Codarts Research festival

You are wholeheartedly invited to register for the online festival. If you haven’t done so already, we kindly request you to register for the Festival using this link:

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and the ZOOM link plus password that gives you access to the Festival on the day itself. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Irene Comesaña, programme coordinator, by mail: