Artist Lived Experience and Relationship to Media Study

Call to Artists

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY – Ryan Schallon, M.A., Doctoral Student: rschallon@adler.edu

This is an invitation for participation in a research study seeking to investigate the lived experience of artists and their relationship to their medium. Participants will be asked to participate in a one-on-one interview (approximately 60-90 minutes) with the researcher discussing their relationship to their medium, and a follow-up focus group (approximately 45 minutes) with several other artists to review and provide feedback on the results of the larger study.

I am a doctoral student at Adler University in Chicago, IL and I am completing my internship at OSU. This research is a part of my dissertation. I am working under the direction of my dissertation chair, Dr. Christina Biedermann (cbiedermann@adler.edu). If you have questions regarding this project, you may contact me, Ryan Schallon, at rschallon@adler.edu. You may also contact my dissertation chair. This project has been reviewed according to the Adler University procedures governing your participation in this research.

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. You must have held artist as your professional identification for at least 3 years.
  3. You must work within the realms of the performing arts, visual arts, or literary arts.

Participant Confidentiality

All you discuss in your individual interviews is confidential. All personal identifiers will be thoroughly removed by the researcher, and all audio recordings will be destroyed immediately after the conclusion of the study. Reporting of the results will not include any personal identifiers. Only fellow participants in the follow-up focus group will know of your participation in the study; all participants in the focus groups will be asked to respect each other’s privacy.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you can follow the link below to find out more information and fill out the survey. If interested, a summary of the results of the study, or even the dissertation in its entirety, will be available upon your request. To do so, either ask during your interview or request a summary of the results via e-mail: rschallon@adler.edu


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