A postgraduate arts research symposium hosted by the Manchester Cultivating Research Group

26th May, 10am – 4pm, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Impact has become of increasing concern in academic life. Research funding councils and Universities now routinely ask researchers to articulate the academic, social and economic impact of their research as part of quality monitoring processes and funding applications.

This symposium will examine challenges associated with thinking about and demonstrating the impact of performance and screen research. It will bring a range of performance and screen researchers together to consider creative and critical responses to the impact agenda. What opportunities does the impact agenda present? What challenges are involved in demonstrating impact? What broad and diverse ideas and practices of impact are there in emerging research in performance and screen? How is impact being framed and understood? How does the impact agenda challenge what we look at and how we look at it? Should we even be concerned with impact?

‘IMPACT’ will provide a platform for sharing emerging research in performance arts and screen studies.

We invite proposals from active researchers in the fields of drama, theatre, performance, screen, applied theatre, visual arts, visual anthropology, cultural practice, music, dance, physical theatre and related areas.

Contributions may take a variety of forms – short performances, workshops, walks, screenings, dramatised readings, installations, interactive events, academic papers, short provocations (subject to availability of space and technical support).

Please send 200-word proposals and 100-word biography by Monday 16th April 2012 to Mike Miller:michael.miller-2

If you have any queries prior to sending a proposal, please contact Sabina Shah: sabina.shah

For more information, visit uompgdrama.webs.com/symposium2012.htm

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