Engaged Research in the Arts Workshop

Tues 1st July 2-5pm, Contact Theatre (Space 3)

Researchers in the arts at the University of Manchester work with a range of arts and cultural organizations across the city and wider region. These collaborations can set research agendas, facilitate research, maximise its impact, ensure its social relevance and lead to creative outcomes. 

This workshop will highlight engaged research in practice and explore different models and modes of engagement between researchers and arts/cultural organizations. It will also provide a forum for researchers and cultural partners to meet and share ideas, as well as an opportunity to foster new collaborations and ongoing conversations on social engagement across the arts. We’ll begin the afternoon with panel presentations followed by time for discussion, and conclude with a screening of creative work produced by the Delia Darlings followed by a wine reception and informal networking session. Support for this event has generously been provided by the Division of Art History, Music and Drama and the Division of English, American Studies, and Creative Writing. 

Speakers include: 

Prof. Helen Rees Leahy talking about her work on culture and its institutions

Prof. James Thompson on the university’s wider social responsibility agenda and his own work on theatre in war zones

Prof. Jackie Stacey (Director of CIDRAL) speaking about a new collaboration with Cornerhouse/HOME on Tilda Swinton http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cidral/ourpeople/professorjackiestacey/ 

Matt Fenton (Artistic Director/CEO, Contact)  http://contactmcr.com/

Louise Sutherland & Dr Chris Burgess (People’s History Museum) http://www.phm.org.uk/

The event is free and please pass on the invitation to anyone you think might be interested, but please sign up in advance via Eventbrite as there are a limited number of places. For any further information, contact Dr. Simon Parry (simon.parry@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan (j.michelle.coghlan@manchester.ac.uk).


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