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Posted: Jan 16, 2020 by Amani Creatives in Artists' Opportunities


‘Listening to the voices of refugee heritage artists: opportunities and barriers for performing arts practices carried out by refugee heritage artists in the UK.’



This guidance replaces any previous information about this post.


Start date: October, 2020

Closing date for applications: 17 February, 2020

Interviews: 27 February 2020


Qualifications needed (Summary): undergraduate degree at first/upper second-class level; Master’s degree in theatre or another suitable subject. Please see full information at the end of this document.

Residency information (Summary):

  • Candidates must have a relevant connection with the UK in order to qualify for a full award. This includes candidates who have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding the date of application and resident for this 3-year period for reasons other than education. Also, candidates that have settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971.
  • Candidates from EU countries other than the UK are now eligible for full awards maintenance and tuition fees if they have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of their programme.
  • Candidates from EU countries who have not resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their programme will be eligible for a fees-only award.

Please see full information at the end of this document.


Funding available: Home/EU fees at the standard RCUK rate; maintenance allowance of c.£15 000 pa (based on 2020/2021 rate).

Applicants should email the following by 17th February, 2020 at 5pm GMT

  • Academic CV (max. 2 pages) including two named referees (one of whom should be your most recent academic tutor/supervisor)
  • Copy of first degree and Master’s degree transcripts (or anticipated grade if applicable)
  • Letter of application (max. 2 pages) outlining suitability for the studentship and how you anticipate approaching the research. This should include proposed research questions and suggested methodology. This can be guided by the questions below but feel free to interpret this according to your own interests.

The successful candidate will be required to submit an online application between taking up the post and commencement of the research. This will be completed with guidance from the supervisors.

Provisional research questions

  • What is the range, scope and ambition of performing arts practices carried out by refugee heritage artists in the UK? What opportunities are available and what are the barriers for refugee heritage artists who want to develop their work? How do refugee heritage artists experience and navigate cultural and creative practices in the UK?
  • How do refugee heritage artists understand and articulate their practice in relation to their experiences of making art in the UK? What, if any, effect does their legal status have on the work that they make and the ways that they think about and understand their work?
  • How do refugee heritage artists understand and communicate their work when the very terminologies used to discuss it are difficult and contested?


Main supervisors

Stella Barnes (CAN) and Dr Alison Jeffers (UoM).


Informal meeting

9th January 2020, 11-12.30, Conference Room, C1.18, Graduate School, University of Manchester

  • find out more about the award and what would be involved
  • qualifications and residency requirements needed to apply
  • application process

No need to book but email and let us know if you’ll be attending. Please note that attendance at this event is not essential for an application.

Email queries and applications to or

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This pilot project aims to address under-representation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee backgrounds working in the arts and film industries. We encourage and welcome applications from people who have lived experience of forced migration or the asylum process who are now settled and have the right to work in the UK to join our team to develop and deliver this exciting project.

The role will be offered as a development opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience of working in an arts organisation, developing film programmes and working in community settings. ArtReach will provide support for the role through a close working and mentoring relationship with the Producer and Assistant Producer based in Manchester. Through the project, we will look at opportunities for the legacy of the role and connections
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