- 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: Monday 17th December
- Professor Karen Burland (School of Music)
- Dr Mark Suckling (University of York)
- Mr Mark Chillington (Leeds Music Trust)
- Project description:
Leeds Music Trust (LMT) is a wide-ranging community organisation providing a variety of musical opportunities to diverse groups across the city. Partnership with them offers the opportunity to critique the 'fit' between the organisation and the communities it serves, addressing the often-neglected question of how music intersects with the wider social experiences of individuals involved in community projects. Detailed studies of specific projects will be complemented by a broader analysis of the potential and challenges of community music interventions, and the particular role that festivals and 'one-off' events play in overcoming the 'points of exclusion' identified across our network of partners.
This project aims to address the following research questions:
1.What impact does LMT’s work have on the range and diversity of people who engage with its activities and resources?
2.What impact does LMT have in the local community, and the wider region? Is the impact reciprocal (i.e. does the community impact on the work of LMT, and in what ways)?
3.What is the long-term impact of its work with individuals?
4.What factors contribute to the impact of LMT’s work?
5.How does LMT’s work fit within a wider network of musical and non-musical opportunities for those groups of people it aims to reach?
All Music Matters: the value of music for creating inclusive 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
Please note that this application is a two-step process:
Apply to the network to be selected as our candidate for your chosen project.
Send a draft application directly by email to the supervisor of your chosen project by 5pm on Monday 17th December 2018.
You can be considered for more than one project, but please make this clear in your application.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in Sheffield on Thursday 10th January 2019, and one candidate per project will be selected to take their application forward to WRoCAH.
In the second step we work with the successful candidates to develop your funding application for the main WRoCAH competition, which closes 5pm Wednesday 23 January 2019.
Successful studentships will be announced in April 2019.