Apply now to collaborate with performing arts organisations

Leeds Creative Labs: DARE Edition 2017 offer all academics and postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to work with arts organisations. The deadline for applying is approaching fast!

The DARE 2017 Edition of Leeds Creative Labs offers academics time to explore new collaborations to demonstrate the relevance of the arts, showcase research and develop research impact.

The Cultural Institute will match academics or academic teams with one of four performing arts organisations:

  • Middle Child Theatre, a Hull-based company creating “gig theatre” for the gig economy, mixing original live music with bold new writing to create dynamic new work.
  • Javaad Alipoor, a writer, theatre-maker and artistic director based in Bradford, creating community based and professional made work that is truly post-colonial.
  • RJC Dance, the leading inclusive black dance organisation in the North empowering young people and adults through movement.
  • Knaïve Theatre, a Leeds-based partnership that exists to connect, challenge and empower audiences, making theatre across a range of styles and genres to explore the political dialectics of our time.
There is no defined expectation of output, but ideas for the creation of new work, activity and material will be considered for development and funding as part of a potential stage two programme.
Through Leeds Creative Labs, we aim to spark collaborations that inspire and challenge artists and researchers to explore, innovate and take risks to find new ways of working together.

DARE Editions of Leeds Creative Labs have been developed through the University’s DARE partnership with Opera North, focusing on matching academics with performing arts partners.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April.

Please see the Cultural Institute website for more information about the Leeds Creative Labs programme. 

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