We are excited to be able to officially circulate the call for community, activists, arts practitioner and academic participants for our fast approaching event on Arts Based Methods in Participatory Research. This combines an international symposium on 18th May and free workshops on arts based methods on 19th May 2016 in Coventry, UK. Thanks to the kind generosity of the British Academy Newton Fund and the ISA Visual Sociology Working Group, we are able to offer some bursaries to those who would like to actively participate. For full details see below and attached.
Using arts-based methods in participatory research with migrant sex worker
and LGBTQ people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
A British Academy-Newton collaboration between
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand.
In collaboration with
The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and
The International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Working Group (ISA WG03)
Coventry, UK 18th-19th May 2016
This event is a space for conversations about arts based methods and participatory research with migrant sex workers and LGBTQ people from migrant ad refugee backgrounds. It is designed to bring together activists, academics, arts practitioners, research gatekeepers and people from migrant and refugee sex worker and LGBTQ backgrounds. We are aiming to avoid formal academic papers and accounts of celebration and success, instead we are wish to create a space with provocative thought pieces, reflections and stories where we can collectively think aloud and critically reflect upon co-produced and participatory arts based research. We want to think about the tensions, difficulties, unspoken thoughts, desires and frustrations which exist behind public accounts of such research; and have a constructive conversation between the types of people involved in research whether as research participant, community collaborator, artists, facilitators, gatekeepers or academic researchers. We aim to create a space where we can each share our own perspectives and enter into frank and open dialogue. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days.
We warmly welcome participation in our events by people who have been or are research participants or who work for community organisations involved in research collaborations.
To find out more about our events and collaboration see https://artsmethods.wordpress.com
The event is free but places are limited. If you would like to take part please email EJ Milne on firstname.lastname@example.org let us know in a few sentences:
– Why you are interested in coming to the event
– How you would like to participate (e.g. sharing ideas in a 5-10 minute thought piece, reading a poem or story, performance piece or sharing a piece of art work to communicate your experiences of being involved in arts based, participatory or community based research)
– Which workshops you would like to participate in on 19th May (if any)
– Any dietary requirements
– If you require a travel or accommodation bursary (please note these funds are very limited).
We have a series of small bursaries. Priority will be given to active participants (ie those wishing to present a thought piece/ poem/ story/ art work/ performance). The bursary funds are:
1. for activists and research participants who have been involved in research and are from sex worker or LGBTQ backgrounds
2. British-Academy-Newton Travel Bursary for doctoral and early career researchers (up to 5 years post PhD) – 4x £50 for travel and accommodation
3. International Sociological Association Visual Sociology (ISA WG03) working group bursaries for members of ISA WG03 – 1x$300 bursary for a PhD researcher/ECR from or who is registered in Southern Africa and 1x£50 bursary for a PhD researcher/ ECR from the rest of the world. These bursaries have been made available by the kind generosity of ISA WG03.