SCEMFA is a research group at the Slade which opened in 1995. It has provided the opportunity for leading artists to focus on research into Electronic Media and Fine Art, contributing to debate on a national and international level for events, exhibitions, broadcasts, collaborations and online.
Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research.
The Slade School of Fine Art and the University of
Dhaka Faculty of Fine Art, Bangladesh are the recipients of a three-year award
as part of the British Council INSPIRE strategic
Materials Research Project based in the Methods and Materials Room of the graduate painting area, spearheads the role of materials within
the creative process.
This is a Research Forum including artists, writers and academics from the Slade in dialogue with other researchers at UCL and other London and international institutions, who are working on the relation between words and images across various fields of creativity and scholarship.
The project asks the question 'What is the relationship between the development of Modern sculpture in the West and Japan, taking the premise that modernization and Westernization are not the same?
This network is driven by dialogue: not only between the two principal investigators, but also between generations of artists.
Liz Rideal was invited by Professor Gill Perry of the Open Arts Archive to consider recording her views about the nature of creativity and the processes of making art, whilst on a cotton research trip in India funded by the British Academy.
Andrew Stahl started the Transcultural Art Group to instigate transcultural artist residencies at the Slade from various sources of funding.