Research is a pivotal part of academic life and serves to connect the academic industry with the forward-facing practical elements within any field. This speaks to an essential tension that exists within arts-based practice: how do artists validate their findings, recreate their projects and gauge their effectiveness? It also touches upon the challenge that academia issues to business: how do you know what you're doing is effective?

This sample proposal, developed in a collaborative, academic setting, illustrates the product of the beginning stages of inquiry as the scope and meaning of research is established. The evidence includes the formal written proposal and an outline of the development process. An additional Prezi presentation was created to share our intentions.