- UK/EU/International: UK and EU
- Type of project: Competition funded PhD projects
- Funding type: External sponsor
- Value: Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 years part time). Awards are subject to satisfactory academic progress. Awards must be taken up in October 2019. No deferrals are possible. Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8)
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: 3 December 2018
Dr Fiona Bannon (Perfomance and Cultural Industries)
Leanne Kirkham (Northern Ballet)
- Project description:
The research engages with the challenges involved in developing and sustaining audiences for ballet through investigation of the use and value of diversity initiatives in school-based projects. Focused on an established partnership between Leeds based, Northern Ballet and Green Lane Primary School, Bradford, the research seeks to evaluate the design and impact of outreach partnerships developed and integrated into curriculum delivery. The research will provide opportunities to explore the changing landscape of participation across diverse audiences, and contribute to the strategic framework for the future development of education initiatives and audience development programmes. The research respects our rights of equal access across dance forms and includes investigation of digital environments. There will also be an opportunity to join the Equality and Diversity Committee at Northern Ballet.
Northern Ballet will host a conference in 2020 to share and disseminate outcomes from their involvement with Children's Ballet since 2012. Part of the event will relate to explorations of diverse audience engagements. This platform will provide a route for dissemination of the research project, in-process offering a chance to broaden the discussion with national and international colleagues, funders, sector representatives and politicians.
Innovative Approaches to Ballet Audience Development with Young Asian Communities
Strong applicants will have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, as well as a Master’s degree and professional experience relevant to the scope of the project (or experience of belonging to a collaborative team). Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements (http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/2019-cda/).
How to apply
STAGE 1 - Apply to University
Applicants must apply for a place of study , clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the deadline given below.
To assess your academic ability to undertake three years of independent research you may be required to provide the following evidence:
•Project Statement (a two-page statement that conveys your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and demonstrate your suitability for the intended study)
•Transcripts of marks for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees plus certificates where available
•Two academic references http://ses.leeds.ac.uk/download/1484/reference_template-research_degrees from referees who will be able to provide their references by the deadline for Stage 1
•IELTS Certificate (if applicable)
Interviews will then take place to select a suitable candidate between 14th-18th December 2018
STAGE 2 - Apply for funding to WRoCAH
Candidates selected after Stage 1 then liaise with the project supervisory team to submit a WRoCAH studentship application via the WRoCAH online application form by the 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019 deadline.
NB: Candidates who have been unsuccessful in Phase One can submit a separate WRoCAH application as a non-CDA applicant.