Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies

Great news for Dr Fay Hield, music lecturer at Sheffield University and SPARC member, who has received a research grant for her new project ‘Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies’. The project will be exploring traditional British folk tales, their modern relevance, and collaborating with artists to create new work. Also in collaboration …

UACA a smash at iNARPA conference!

UACA’s cutting-edge research on arts networks and audiences went down a treat yesterday at the iNARPA symposium on Audience Research in Leeds. As part of a packed programme of all things audience-related, Dr Sarah Price and Prof Stephanie Pitts were there to present some of their research findings, with a …

AHRC administrator role now open

Could you help to run the ‘Understanding audiences for the contemporary arts’ project? We’re looking for a project administrator with good organisational and people skills, for a varied and interesting 30 month role from May 2017 – full details available at sheffield.ac.uk/jobs (search for part-time jobs in Music).

AHRC post-doc vacancy

The AHRC-funded project ‘Understanding audiences for the contemporary arts’ is now recruiting a post-doctoral research associate, for a 30 month full-time position starting on 1st May 2017. Details of the post are available at sheffield.ac.uk/jobs and full details of the project and reports on its pilot stage can be found …

Making Music survey

Many thanks to the amateur music organisations from around the UK who have contributed responses to SPARC’s online survey in partnership with Making Music. Over 550 people have been in touch to tell us about the benefits of musical participation, both for their own members and for the wider communities …

New collaboration with Making Music

An exciting first meeting today with Barbara Eifler and Xenia Davis from Making Music, planning our new project on exploring the value of amateur music-making to its surrounding communities. Working alongside Deborah Chadbourn and the Classical Sheffield network, this research aims to go beyond articulating the benefits of musical participation …

Partnership with TUoS Concerts

Congratulations to Stewart Campbell, director of the University of Sheffield concert series, on securing Arts Council England funding for a new strand of programming which highlights contemporary composers and aims to make new music accessible to wider audiences. We’ll be carrying out some research alongside the 2016-17 series, working with performers …