TORCH Collaborating with Theatres Workshop

Join us for a day full of examples of real-life research-based theatrical projects, and learn how to propose and fund your own!

Wednesday 13 November, 10.30 – 16.00
Open to researchers from all divisions.
 
Interested in public engagement? Curious about opportunities in the performing arts? Join us for a day full of examples of real-life research-based theatrical projects, and learn how to propose and fund your own! No prior experience is necessary.
 
Collaborating with theatres is a great way to explore new perspectives on your work and communicate your research to different audiences. Led by academics and theatre professionals, this innovative workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to design, propose and secure funding for your own collaborative projects.
 
TORCH encourages and supports mutually beneficial projects between researchers and theatres in many different ways, including through the Theatres Seed Fund, which offers up to £3k for research-based theatrical collaborations. You'll hear from the successful applicants of the last round of Seed Funding and get tips for your own applications.
 
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Schedule:
10.30 - 11.00: Welcome and Coffee
11.00 – 11.20: Overview of Oxfordshire theatre and funding opportunities
11.20 – 12.20: Theatre practitioners panel featuring: Louise Chantal (Oxford Playhouse); Lucy Askew (Creation Theatre); Anja Meinhardt (Justice in Motion) and Nathan Grassi and Ida Persson (actREAL, Nathan & Ida, The Dead Secrets)
12.30 – 13.30: Networking lunch
13.30 – 14.30: Researchers panel featuring: Prof Wes Williams (Medieval and Modern Languages); Prof Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (English); and Dr Beth Greenhough (Geography and the Environment) with Dr Bentley Crudgington (Medical Sciences, University of Manchester)
14.30 – 15.00: Evaluation and Impact overview
15.00 – 16.00: Roundtable and Q&A with 2019 Seed Fund awardees: Dr George Busby (Medicine); Hannah Greenstreet (English); and Dr Pete Hommel (Archaeology)
15.00 – 15.30: Reflections and next steps
15.30 – 16.00: Closing comments
 
Please contact Dr Hannah Coleman Manktelow with any questions (hannah.manktelow@humanities.ox.ac.uk

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