New UACA networks launch

We are very excited to announce the dates of our newest network launches! Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) will be hosting launch events in London, Bristol and Liverpool on the dates noted below. We have already celebrated the successful launch of UACA in Birmingham, at the most recent …

Congratulations Dr Sarah Price and Dr Lucy Dearn!

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Price and Dr Lucy Dearn, who graduated on 20th July with doctorates from the University of Sheffield’s Music Department. Dr Price and Dr Dearn worked with SPARC on their AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards and Dr Price is currently Research Associate on our UACA project. Here they are celebrating …

UACA gets underway with the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network

Exciting start! UACA truly got underway on 14 July with our first network meeting with the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network (Bham CAN). We met at the beautiful CBSO Centre, Birmingham, generously hosted by one of our four UACA lead partners, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.  We look forward to working with Bham CAN …

SPARC in Venice

Sarah and Lucy have enjoyed presenting at the “Decoration of performance space: meaning and ideology” conference, which took place last week in Fondazione Cini, Venice. As well as exploring this beautiful city, Lucy and Sarah were able to take part in exciting discussions around the impact of venue on audiences …

Conference report – Choral practice, performance and pedagogy, 8th April

‘A mix of some really practical engagement for teachers and singers, and some deeply thought-provoking content for those with more scholarly interests’. The Music Department recently hosted an interactive choral research conference, organized by Dr Michael Bonshor, in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Pitts, SPARC, and the Institute of Musical Research. …