There is still little clarity on what exactly constitutes artistic research, how it is distinct from professional art practice in general, what parameters and indicators might guide a quality assessment of its output, and what kind of teaching skills it should include. The objective of this paper is to respond to an evaluation of the symposium Teaching Artistic Research that was held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2018. It reflects distinctions that result from teaching or being taught artistic research. To explore these distinctions, three teachers and three students from the Artistic Research PhD Program (PhD in Art) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna were asked about their perceptions of teaching. Desktop research on the topic was also conducted. Conflicts arose over the understanding of teaching art in general, alongside the “new” subject of artistic research. These discussions are further reflected within academia and its concerns regarding the profession of teaching itself.