News and events

Dr Elizabeth Dobson joins the UACA team

The Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) team is now complete, with the appointment of Dr Elizabeth Dobson as research support officer, working part-time on the project from 1st…

Dr Sarah Price joins UACA research team

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Price, who has been appointed Research Associate on the AHRC-funded 'Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts' project. Sarah completed her Collaborative Doctoral Award research with SPARC,…

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…

Journal of Popular Music Education

The first issue of Journal of Popular Music Education, edited by Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell, has launched and includes an article by Lucy Dearn and Stephanie Pitts on…

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…

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…

Ulysses Network connections

Delighted to be connecting with the Ulysses Network of researchers investigating audience experiences of contemporary music across Europe. Stephanie Pitts is external supervisor for Gina Emerson, a PhD candidate at…

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…