Deadline: 20 November 2017
We're currently inviting applications to our Ignite programme, established to provide short-term funding of between £500 and £2000 for academics to develop an interdisciplinary partnership project. Projects should aim to:
- Develop research impact by building an effective working relationship between the University and external (non-HEI) organisation(s)
- Form the basis of a potentially fundable longer term project plan or programme of activity.
- Provide value for money
Academics from any faculty can apply to work with a non HE partner from any sector or discipline. The project itself must have a cultural element - achieved, for example, by project teams including researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, or by working with a cultural or creative sector organisation.
Impact in 5
Wednesday 25 October, 5-7pm
Alec Clegg Theatre, stage@leeds
Hear short presentations from colleagues and their external partners, funded through our Ignite and Leeds Creative Labs programmes in 2016 and 2017.
- Anne Buckley and Rob Freeman, Craven and the First World War Project Officer on a project which used the translation of a German POW diary as a basis for discovering untold stories to explore the legacy of the First World War for Leeds and its surrounding area.
- Adam Strickson and Steve Ansell, Artistic Director of stage@leeds on activities for a production of Tang's Dreaming Under the Southern Bough by stage@leeds company, for the inaugural Intercultural Theatre Festival at stage@leeds and at Tang festivals in China.
- Andrew Warnes and Max Farrar, David Oluwale Memorial Association on their project Oluwale Now: Remembering Human Rights in an Age of Crisis.
- Freya Bailes and Angela Harrison, North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre, on the use and value of music therapy in rural communities.
- Aylwyn Walsh, with Prof Nick Rowe, Director of Converge, and Karen Pearse, Leeds Mind on the sharing of best practice in arts and mental health, using drama education for a recovery project pilot.
Cultural Institute cross-disciplinary innovation fund with Leeds Museums and Galleries
Deadline: 20 November 2017
Leeds Museums and Galleries and the Cultural Institute are seeking to foster new and novel collaborations between the two institutions. Together we have established the Leeds Museums and Galleries/Cultural Institute Cross-Disciplinary Innovation Fund.
Leeds Museums and Galleries has strong and fruitful partnerships with the University, particularly in the areas of history and museology. We are offering eight awards of £500 each, with which we hope to encourage small but beneficial partnerships with a wider range of academic disciplines. The proposals should involve a partnership between Leeds Museums and Galleries and one or more academic partners at the University, and should ideally include academics from outside the areas of history or museology.
For more information and to apply, please download the short application form
Cultural Institute research workshops
Cultural Institute research workshops aim to build collaborations and create new knowledge. They are open to people working in the cultural and creative sector and academics from any discipline from the University of Leeds.
Cultural sector professionals and practitioners are invited to meet some of the leading researchers in the cultural economy, exploring areas as diverse as audiences in a digital age, the creative workforce and historical and contemporary perspectives on intellectual property.