Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
Funding details: Bursary plus tuition fees (UK/EU)
Duration: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term
Application deadline: 16 October 2020
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Start date: January 2021
Independent dance artists, those that work on a freelance basis, permeate through our cultural landscape. Their work consists of performing, teaching in different contexts (e.g. public schools, private dance studios, publicily funded organisations), project management, networking and applying for funding. The work is varied and with different stakeholders. Therefore, collective working, flexibility and adaptability due to the necessity to adhere to different venues and organisations’ policies and procedures are key skills of this community.
This project will explore the collective engagement and the representation of this community in changes to cultural policy. The research will include an exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on this community and how it will affect working practices and the broader dance ecology. Using social science research methods, the candidate will gather material from the dance artist community, advocacy organisations and others to inform their project.
The project will be hosted at C-DaRE and be co-supervised at the Centre for Culture and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick.
Training and Development
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
The candidate will benefit from having two supervisors in the areas of dance and cultural policy. Collaboration with Warwick University will aid in accessing materials for research. Additional support includes:
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus an up to 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.Continue reading
|Title||An Investigation into resistance and representation: Freelance dance artists and the cultural ecology|
|Job location||Priory Street Coventry, CV15FB|
|Published||July 17, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 16, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Performing Arts,   Cultural Studies  |