Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

Culture and Creative Arts

Culture and Creative Arts

Opening for applications in autumn 2022

Culture and arts mast

We are looking to grow our Culture and Creative Arts research in distinctive and innovative ways and welcome candidates from across (and between) all disciplines related to this area.

Our NUAcT Fellowships in this area will galvanise and grow capacity across a number of different opportunity areas, as well as maximising the potential of our portfolio of internal cross-disciplinary research. Our Fellows will also contribute to research collaborations with our external partners and will be embedded in a supportive multidisciplinary environment which includes the Institute for Creative Arts Practice, the Humanities Research Institute and the following Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs): Data, Water, Cities, Energy, Heritage, Children and Youth, and Landscape. The newly created, multidisciplinary School X will invite all NUAcT Fellows to come together and explore ideas for inter-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations.

Culture and Creative Arts at Newcastle University

Newcastle University is renowned for the research and practice undertaken by its significant number of creative arts practitioners. This activity encompasses:  FilmmakingMusic: Composition and PerformanceCreative WritingFine ArtArchitectureCuratorial PracticeDigital CulturesTheatre & Performance.

Our practitioners and researchers engage with colleagues across the University’s three faculties:  Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS), the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), and the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS). They also work with three Newcastle-based National Innovation Centres: Ageing, Data and Rural Enterprise. We have strong relationships with a diverse range of arts & cultural organisations in the region and nationally.

Newcastle University also leads Creative Fuse North East, a £2.2m project to support the regional creative economy funded by AHRC and the ERDF, and is a partner in the national Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre led by Nesta, researching clustering and internationalisation.

About our research Environment

The Institute for Creative Arts Practice exists to catalyse and support creative practice led research, and to facilitate cross-university research and collaboration. Its vision is to develop and promote Newcastle University as a world class hub for practice-led research, creativity, collaboration, learning and teaching, with significant impact regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are based in a vibrant city-centre campus, and our campus-based cultural venues include: Northern Stage - the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England; The Great North Museum - our museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures; the Hatton Gallery – which stages  a programme of modern & contemporary art exhibitions and events; and the Philip Robinson library, home to our special collections and archives.

Fellowship opportunities under the Culture and Creative Arts theme

If your expertise and passion lie in addressing and engaging with interdisciplinary dialogues, and innovative creative thinking & practice in any of the following areas, we’d love to hear from you. 

  • Transformative/Translational Dialogue between the Arts and Sciences
  • Innovative Practices in Cross-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Collaborations.
  • Performance Methodologies (old and new)
  • Performance and Place
  • Rural Creativity, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Creative Industries: The Business of the Arts, Clustering, and their ‘spillovers’ to other sectors
  • Word and Image
  • The Art & Science of Emotion
  • The Voice
  • Environment
  • Social Media Culture(s)
  • Digital Transformations of Culture and Learning
  • Digital Literacy, Education, Class, and Generations
  • Data-driven Innovation
  • Policy for and Management in Arts Organisations
  • Immersive Technologies and Arts Performance
  • New International Relationships with British Arts Organisations
  • Understanding Biospheric Crisis through Creative Arts

Applications for NUAcT Fellowships aligned with the Culture and Creative Arts theme will be opened in autumn 2022, please check back here for further information or sign up for our mailing list