Practice Based PhD Opportunity
Critical arts practice and social change
Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with YVAN and East Street Arts are inviting proposals in creative practice that explore specific social contexts, while thinking critically and imaginatively about the ways the arts affect or effect change.
Areas of research may include:
• Exploring live, performance and writing strategies in social contexts
• Exploring how animation and digital media arts might challenge expectations of social and cultural narrative
• Exploring the significance of creative practice methods in the ‘post-qualitative’, ‘new materialist’ context
• Exploring how creative practice methods might contribute to pedagogic research and the interlocking worlds of education and professional practice.
• Exploring how creative practice can explore infrastructure and ‘publicness’.
Possible research contexts:
Sheffield Institute of Arts Postgraduate Teaching DESIS Lab: a shared cross-disciplinary space that initiates and carries out social design projects. Focusing on ‘thinking global and acting local’ the lab works with a wide variety of Yorkshire organisations. Lab members, staff and students collaborate with communities to create responses to societal issues with the aim of improving situations faced by local communities. Yorkshire Visual Arts Network and East Street Arts, Leeds are keen to explore the relationship between art and design pedagogy, and the professional worlds that affect creative practitioners.
Supervisors include: Esther Johnson, Eve Stirling, James Corazzo, Claire Craig, Sharon Kivland, Mel Levick-Parkin, Hester Reeve, Jo Lee, Yuen Fong Ling, Lise Autogena, Virginia Heath, Chloe Brown, David Cotterrell, David Swann, Becky Shaw
For full info on how to apply, visit: www.shu.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/phd-scholarship-opportunities/critical-arts-practice-and-social-change