Funding Opportunity

Theatre Without Walls - Fully Funded PHD Opportunity

Closing date: noon, Thursday 26 May 2022

National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to announce a fully funded, full-time PhD opportunity, which is a collaboration between National Theatre of Scotland Creative Engagement team and the University of Glasgow. The doctoral project, Theatre Without Walls: Rethinking Engagement, Participation and Social Impact in (Post)Pandemic Scottish Theatre, will explore how artist-led co-creation, participation and social impact can be theorised anew within the remit of a national organisation after the pandemic.

The research will be supervised by Paul Fitzpatrick, Director of Creative Engagement at National Theatre of Scotland, and Dr Cristina Delgado-Garcia, Dr Eirini Nedelkopoulou and Prof Dee Heddon from Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow.

The student will be expected to spend time at both the National Theatre of Scotland and the University of Glasgow, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of doctoral researchers in the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts and the Scottish Graduate Schools of Arts & Humanities.

Research Description

Hosted by the National Theatre of Scotland’s Creative Engagement department this doctoral project aims to assess the organisation’s commitment to dismantling barriers to creative participation, equity and justice – to being a ‘theatre without walls’ - during and for (post)pandemic times. Seeking to enhance the National Theatre of Scotland engagement processes and practices, the project examines the potential relationships between the hyper/local and national in the field of ethical and equitable community engaged practices. It asks: “How can artist-led co-creation, participation and social impact be theorised anew within the remit of a national organisation after the pandemic?”

Duration

The studentship will commence on 1 October 2022 for a duration of 3.5 years.