- 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: 3rd December 2018
Dr Ben Walmsley (Performance and Cultural Industries)
Ms Alice King-Farlow (Royal National Theatre)
- Project description:
Are you passionate about developing theatre audiences? Do you have skills as a researcher and practitioner and a desire to hone them both by working closely with the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and the National Theatre on a Collaborative Doctoral Award? If so, then please consider applying for this unique doctoral opportunity!
The aim of this project is to critically review different approaches to developing regional audiences for drama in England based on a comprehensive case study analysis of National Theatre’s Theatre Nation project. Working alongside the dedicated evaluation team based at the University of Leeds and with relevant staff from the National Theatre and its key regional partner venues, the successful candidate will undertake an extensive literature review of leading audience development theories and practices from around the world and critically apply and compare these to the partnership model developed by NT with its regional venues.
Developing audiences for drama: a critical analysis of England's regional touring strategy
Strong applicants will have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, as well as a Master’s degree and relevant professional experience
How to apply
Please note that the selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process:
STAGE 1 - Apply to University of Leeds
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 on Tuesday 8th January 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.