On The Edge Research and Woodend Barn Banchory have created a wonderful opportunity to undertake a funded PhD.
Woodend Barn is a multi-arts centre outside Aberdeen with a strong environmental programme including an organic cafe, allotments, etc. On The Edge Research is a practice-led programme focused on artists working in public.
Supported through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme, they are looking for someone interested in understanding how
“creativity is channeled and provoked by the presence of an artist and in what ways this presence stimulates critical, socially and aesthetic understanding and action. It draws on a recent history of artists’ constructs and protocols for critiquing the institutional and organizational. It also draws in entrepreneurship studies, in particular approaches to understanding community as a dynamic.”
This could be undertaken by an artist as a practice-led, self-reflective, programme, or through other approaches.