At our first gatherings, there was great interest in the ‘next step’ or working with professionals from the arts to develop our arts-based academic work. One of the first projects that we are developing is a series of workshops over a year for academics who are interested in pursuing creative means of carrying out research and/or disseminating it, whether that be via lectures, presentations, publications or other means of diffusion to reach a wider public.
- One possibility, for example, is Creative Writing for Academics, an away day in a quiet place with an expert guide.
- Another is a day spent in TV production studios, particularly learning ways to edit video shot on still cameras, phones, ipads, etc.
- A third possibility being explored is a day at The Lighthouse, taking advantage of Lighthouse professionals to explore the use of drama, performance poetry, music, etc in academic work.
The AiR Collaborative is based at HSC in the Centre for Qualitative Research, but is a cross-Schools cluster and is open to academics and post-grad students across both campuses.
The only requirement to join is to express your interest and send a ‘selfie’ to Kip Jones!