Open Call



We are proud to present our newly founded peer review journal, holt journal for artistic research. After deliberating on a name, we decided on holt, an Old English word with many nuances referring to place. holt journal embodies being a vital, inhabited space for artistic and practice-led research. holt aims to nurture early career practitioners and the research being produced; to grow research into vivid forms for dissemination (which we will showcase through publication), and to render visible new pathways for interdisciplinary connection.

holt is a meeting place for sharing artistic and practice-led research, a space for generating conversations, and supporting the transition between making and disseminating. We differentiate our journal within the larger ecosystem of research journals, by encouraging our submissions to develop experimental means of communicating their research to a wider, non-specialist audience. This experimentation may at times challenge the confines of the A4 page, reconfiguring relationships between text and images, and creatively translating the purpose and function of the original research in a lively way that leads to new inquiries through publishing.

To celebrate the founding of our journal, the first call for submissions is open-ended in theme to enable the representation of diverse methodologies and practices. We welcome submissions of research that are situated in and through artistic practice.

Please share with us your approaches to and  embodied methodologies of artistic and practice-led research. 

Submissions are limited to a maximum of 3000 words or 12, A4 pages. Our default stylistic format for the journal consists of A4 portrait style pages, 1 inch margins, and 12pt Times New Roman font, but submissions are welcomed to alter this format as necessary. The layout, like the content of the submissions, should be determined by the author(s).

Please submit the following for consideration:

  • A4 pdf document of your research, a maximum of 3000 words or 12, A4 pages; without your name
  • an abstract
  • a short biography
  • three to five key words
  • relevant images embedded into the document and as email attachments.

All entries should be written in UK English. We welcome international submissions. Please use the Harvard referencing system with endnotes.

Author(s) must hold copyright over all materials submitted.

Submissions should be sent with the subject line “OPEN CALL ONE SUBMISSION” to: holtjournal@gmail.com 

Deadline for submissions: September 1st 2022.