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AHRC Writing Retreat – 7-8 July 2016

Gladstone’s Library, North wales Please see the attachment (open link in browser or right-click and “Download Linked File” or equivalent) for details of this great opportunity and the application form. Applications for the retreat next week are invited from postgraduate researchers (staff doing doctoral research are eligible). It is mainly for students in year 2, 3 or submission pending. Deadline is 4pm Friday (1st July). Places are still available so do apply immediately if you are interested. The retreat will take place over two days (7th-8th July 2016) in the unique surroundings of Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, North Wales and is intended to support ...

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Call for Proposals – AHRC Care for the Future ECR Conference

Past Matters, Research Futures: Care for the Future Early Career Researcher Conference Call for Proposals Deadline for proposals: 31 July 2016 Further information and call document can also be found on our website: http://careforthefuture.exeter.ac.uk/events/ Past Matters, Research Futures will take place at the Royal Society, London, 12-13 December 2016 and will showcase the exciting research conducted by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) related to Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past, one of four strategic research themes supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). ECRs are represented in the theme in a variety of ways, and are recognised ...

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 – Call for Entries

Student and Graduate Opportunity: Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students at Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase their work and further their involvement in the art world in preparation for their future career. There is a Student Category, and prizes include £1,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 311,000). They can also enter the Main Category if they wish. We would really like students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to know about this opportunity. If you could share this ...

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Call for Contributions – MIRIAD Newsletter

Dear PGRs, We would like to invite you to contribute to the upcoming issue of the MRIAID newsletter. The newsletter is a vital and successful way of broadcasting the exciting work that you have been up to. From events, activities, exhibitions, projects, talks, conference papers and workshops to art works, photography and anything else of interest, we would like to see what you have been up to. Are you part of the MIRIAD writing group and have something you would like to share? Do you have imagery from a recent event that you would like others to see?… Get in ...

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Border Crossings: Exploring the ‘visible’ and the ‘invisible’ in the humanities – Call for Papers

University of Stirling Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference 2016 Border Crossings: Exploring the ‘visible’ and the ‘invisible’ in the humanities Friday 3rd June 2016 http://www.ahpgconf2016.wordpress.com This year ’s University of Stirling School of Arts and Humanities postgraduate conference seeks to explore the broad theme of the visible and invisible across various disciplines, and in particular the processes by which individuals, groups, influences and ideas cross between these two categories. The theme ‘border crossings’ could refer to either physical territorial boundaries or metaphysical symbolic and social boundaries. Boundaries are both a tangible and intangible mechanism which preserve, maintain, and legitimise authority ...

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Workshop Opportunities at Marketplace Studios Stockport – Expressions of Interest

Marketplace Studios is an exciting new initiative from Manchester School of Art to provide start-up enterprise support to our creative graduates. We are leasing a 3 storey building from Stockport Council which has been refurbished to provide two floors of incubation space for our recent Art and Design graduates.  The ground floor will provide shop/gallery and project spaces to run courses for the general public. We are looking for Expressions of Interest for anyone who is interested in delivering short courses, workshops and masterclasses in all aspects of creative practice and are looking for expressions of interest from MMU graduates, staff and alumni who may be ...

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Eyecatcher Brief 2017

We are seeking proposals from artists and/or designers to create a new work in the landscape at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park. This is an opportunity to develop a new work, which is significant, high profile and impactful. We are interested in a piece that may be an ‘eye-catcher’ (a piece that will attract attention), which is participatory, surprising or inventive and which responds to the history/heritage of the landscape or even using the lake. We hope it to be imaginative, high-impact, and a must-see ‘destination’ piece.

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Artful Prose

Applications are invited from students wishing to develop their writing and visual thinking through four workshops from January to April 2016. These are led by Amanda Ravetz and Myna Trustram. Guest speakers and workshop leaders have been invited: Professor Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester) Teresa Brayshaw (Leeds Beckett University) Per Roar (Choreographer) Sean Borodale (University of Liverpool) Sylvia Waltering (Manchester School of Art) The course is part of the NW Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership’s programme. Apply by 11 January 2016

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CALL FOR POTENTIALS 2016 – How does artistic research transform society?

Any interested research students or academic staff should contact Myna Trustram: m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk   Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research Winter Symposium: March 18 – 20, 2016 Zirgu Pasts, Latvian Academy of Culture/Latviljas Kultῡras Akadēmija, Riga We invite scholars and artists from all fields to join the artistic research study circle 7, which pursues an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to interweaving practices and strategies from other geographical, contextual, societal, institutional and non-institutional spaces. The circle has developed within the Nordic and Baltic framework of Nordic Summer University. Since its inception, the primary aim has been to provide a forum for experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration welcoming ...

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The 2016 Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) is about to launch…

Five Awards of £10,000 for graduates to launch Creative Enterprises and Projects open to all graduates and post graduates within 12 months. The categories are Fine Art, Craft and Design, Film and Photography, Music and Performance. Chris Daniels from MMU won the award in 2010 and went on to be a judge last year. We also had one recent Manchester School of Art graduate, Georgie Parker, win last year as part of the award in Fine Art for her collaborative project http://focimagazine.com Max Comfort, a specialist business advisor from Deutsche Bank will be spending the day talking students through how to ...

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