Please click the links below to read Arts-informed, CAIR's home publication.

Arts-informed, Vol. 6, Number 2, May 2008

Arts-informed, Vol. 6, Number 1, October 2007

Arts-informed, Vol. 4, Number 1, October 2004

Arts-informed, Vol. 3, Number 2, March 2004

Arts-informed, Vol. 3, Number 1, November 2003

Arts-informed, Vol. 2, Number 1, February 2003

Arts-informed, Vol. 1, Number 1, March 2002




a new open access, on-line, peer-reviewed journal
from the Centre for Arts-informed Research
at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
of the University of Toronto

Founding Senior Co-editors: Ardra L. Cole and J. Gary Knowles


arts-informed is an interdisciplinary, scholarly journal that offers opportunities to explore the role of the arts in qualitative social science research. Published twice a year, arts-informed is guided by an Advisory Board consisting of advanced graduate students, graduates of the Centre, and international scholars who value, proclaim, and exemplify the place of arts in researching. The journal presents scholarly works that variously address, reflect, illustrate, analyze, or describe the role of the arts (broadly defined) in qualitative research methodologies. Works about and / or including literary, visual, performing, mixed, and new media arts across a range of disciplines explore perspectives, methodologies, processes, examples, and issues related to the arts in / as research.

Each issue of arts-informed contains full-length articles (or other conceptions of scholarship with a maximum of 7500 words or the equivalent of 25 pages), short stand-alone pieces (such as poetry, short prose, images, notes the equivalent of 1-2 pages), and book reviews (750 words maximum). All full-length articles are reviewed by at least three scholars.

Barring exceptional circumstances, text-based components of manuscripts are to be formatted in Word following APA guidelines for references and punctuation. Digital graphics are to be submitted in JPEG format. All submissions should include an abstract of not more than 100 words, a biographical statement of not more than 50 words, and a suggestion for one possible reviewer. All material should be submitted through the on-line journal system.

Preliminary inquiries are welcome and should be sent to: or



Program in Adult Education & Community Development
Department of Adult Education & Counselling Psychology
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6