AHRC & Cheltenham Festivals: call for events at Music and Jazz
To mark its tenth anniversary in 2015, the AHRC is looking to extend its partnership with Cheltenham Festivals by inviting applications from researchers to present their research at one of a series of six engaging public events at the Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals in 2015.
Cheltenham Festivals is the charitable organisation behind the town’s internationally acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals. Through cutting edge and creative programming, Cheltenham’s four festivals have provided a platform for debate and commentary from scholars across the world.
Up to twenty successful applicants will have a chance to develop their event ideas with experienced Cheltenham Festival producers and members of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement at a dedicated workshop. Of these, up to six will have the chance to hold their event at either the Jazz or Music Festivals.
An initial workshop to be held on 6th January 2015 will focus on these festivals. The selected researchers will benefit from a unique opportunity to work closely with the Cheltenham Festival producers to create interactive and engaging events, invite high profile speakers, where relevant, and ultimately share their research with a public audience.
We welcome applications from individual researchers or project teams with one lead applicant, working in all areas of the arts and humanities. The topics of the proposed events should fall within one of the disciplines within the AHRC’s remit, and should fit into the themes of the Festivals.