Faculty Practice as Research Training Events, 11th March and 29th April


Two Faculty Practice as Research Training Events

This is an invitation to all staff and research students to two Faculty Practice as Research training events. If you would like to attend either/both of these sessions please confirm your attendance to Vanessa O’Regan at ArtHumRKE@mmu.ac.uk by the 4th March (Event 1) and 25th March (Event 2).

11th March 2020 (1-3pm) – Venue to be confirmed depending on attendance numbers

Current External Funding Opportunities for Practitioners

Sally Pedley, Germaine Loader and Becky Hewlett from the RKE Office will explore the current external funding opportunities for practitioners. Beginning with a discussion on how it might be possible to present practice as a research enquiry to potential funders, the session will look at specific funding opportunities to see how these align with specific types of practitioner-led projects across the Faculty. With this knowledge, Sally, Germaine and Becky will then lead a practical session where participants will have the opportunity to begin the process of sketching out ideas for a particular funding bid. Please confirm your attendance at this event by 4th March 2020.

29th April 2020 (1-3pm) – Venue to be confirmed depending on attendance numbers

Emeritus Professor Robin Nelson & Professor Steve Dixon: When and How Arts Processes Become Research

Emeritus Professor Robin Nelson (twice an RAE/REF sub-panel member for the Performing Arts) and Professor Steve Dixon (sub-panel member REF2014 and REF2021 for Art and Design) will reflect on Practice as Research and REF and share their experience of PaR submissions to REF. They will address the questions of when, and how an Arts process becomes Research and whether a practice needs to be under-pinned with theory. This will be followed by a Q&A session. This session will be of particular interest for staff working on portfolio REF submissions going forward. Please confirm your attendance at this event by 25th March 2020.


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