The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities has been awarded over £900 000 by the Arts & Humanities Research Council from the National Productivity Investment Fund to fund 12 PhD studentships in the creative and digital sectors.
The projects the doctoral researchers will be undertaking are at the interface of the arts and humanities, and social sciences and sciences, and deepen partnership with industry and business. Partners who will be providing supervision and placements include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Creative Carbon Scotland, the Biome Collective and Xcentuate. Research ranges from an ethnography of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, how artists combine the use of new technologies and traditional printing processes, and utilising artistic methods to promote eco-social island communities.
Support for the doctoral researchers and partner organisations will be provided by the SGSAH Creative Economies Hub, a forum for internationally significant collaborative doctoral research. The success of the bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund follows successful funding bids to the Scottish Funding Council for applied collaborative studentships, focusing on industry-led creative economies research.
The studentships will be launched at the SGSAH Creative Economies Hub event ‘What are the Creative Industries?’ on the 17th October in Dundee, along with partner organisations and the Creative Industries Federation.
First published: 15 September 2017