Please join us on a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on creative methods for researching the cultural sector, on 1 November at the University of Manchester.
This event brings together postgraduate researchers, established and early career academics, practitioners and policy makers from fields as diverse as museology, art history, cultural studies, media studies, history, social anthropology, geography, and drama whom are interested in reflecting critically on research practices. A thematic strand of the workshop is the ways in which policy problems, such as inclusion, inequalities and well-being, can be addressed through research and creative practice.
The day begins with discussion of the role of evaluation methods in policy formation with Helen Mark (Manchester Museums Partnership), Dr Susan Oman (University of Manchester) and Dr Mark Taylor (University of Sheffield). Following lunch (provided), a practice-based seminar workshop will explore methodologies in filmmaking and participatory theatre practice with Dr Sophie Everest and Dr Andrew Hardman (University of Manchester) of Bellevue Productions and theatre practitioner and researcher Bobby Smith (University of Manchester). Finally, a practice-based workshop will use walking as methodology to explore space and place as a critical practice with Dr Steve Hanson. This walk explores Manchester’s cultural and political history. Participants will also be invited to attend reception and opening address of the STPA Conference to be held at The Whitworth art gallery. The opening address will feature Andrea Philips, BALTIC professor for Curating, in conversation with Alistair Hudson, Director of The Whitworth/Manchester Art Gallery
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE please email Sarah Feinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 October 2018.
This event is presented through a partnership with the Institute for Cultural Practices and the Social Theory Policy and the Arts (STP&A).
10:30-12:00 Gaining a critical understanding of issues for cultural policy and management
Presenters: Helen Mark (Data Manager, Manchester Museums Partnership); Dr Susan Oman (University of Manchester); Dr Mark Taylor (University of Sheffield)
13:00-14:30 Research as evaluation in arts practice and management
Presenters: Bobby Smith (University of Manchester), Dr Sophie Everest and Dr Andrew Hardman, (University of Manchester and Belle Vue Productions)
15:00-17:00 Walking as Research Practice Workshop (Dr Steve Hanson)
Beginning at UoM and finishing in the Northern Quarter, this walk takes you on a tour of Manchester’s myths and critical politics, from Marx and W.E.B. Du Bois through to Joy Division and the contemporary regeneration of the city.
18:00-21:00 STP&A Reception at Whitworth Gallery with Keynote by Andrea Philips, BALTIC professor for Curating in conversation with Alistair Hudson, Director of The Whitworth/Manchester Art Gallery