Valuing Young Audiences: PhD opportunity
Imaginate is seeking prospective doctoral students to work with us on an AHRC-funded PhD exploring the value for children of experiencing live theatre and dance as audience members. This is an exciting new collaboration between Imaginate and the University of Aberdeen, as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities’s (SGSAH) Collaborative Doctoral Awards Programme. The PhD student will be supported to engage with children, parents and teachers on Imaginate projects: Theatre in Schools Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
The research will be supervised by Professor Amy Bryzgel (Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen), Dr Jo Vergunst (Anthropology, University of Aberdeen) and Imaginate’s Chief Exec Belinda McElhinney.
If successful the studentship will commence on 1 October 2021 for a duration of 3.5 years.
We warmly encourage applications from researchers with a background in the performing arts, arts-in-education or research on the value of the arts, but this is not a prerequisite.
Deadline for application is 5pm on 29 April 2021. Applicants will be notified if they are being invited to interview by 3 May. Interviews will take place on Monday 10 May 2021 via Zoom.