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PRAG-UK ‘Web of Arts’ Roundtable Event: Spring 2020

Publishing Practice Research Effectively – A 21st Century Music Practice Research Network Workshop: Sunday 8th December 2019 University of West London 10am – 1pm,

Although the workshop is not solely aimed at those making submissions of music practice as research to the UK 2021 Research Excellence Framework, it will certainly be highly relevant to them. Building on consultation with, and previous events involving, the Practice Research in the Arts Group (PRAG-UK), the Royal Musical Association’s Music and/as Process group, the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music’s UK & Ireland group, the workshop will present a series of practical examples for discussion by the participants that involve multi-component outputs (a.k.a portfolios) which make explicit the research question, context and narrative as well as the artefact or performance and the original contribution or new knowledge which is embodied in the work.

The event is aimed at composers, song writers, performers, recordists and other music-focused practitioners and seeks to include all styles and approaches to music making – popular, classical, jazz, folkloric, non-western, musical theatre, electronic and electroacoustic etc.

CANCELLED: Practice research and REF2021: Wednesday 27th November 2019 Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Falmer 11am – 5pm

A day event exploring practice research excellence, sharing approaches and creating cross disciplinary dialogue. Aimed at practice researchers both established and early career, HoDs, research managers and administrators. Presentations from researchers and REF panel members. The event is free through the generous support of the School of Media, Film and Music and the School of English at the University of Sussex and the MeCCSA Practice Network.

STORYLAB SYMPOSIUM – Storytelling in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Tuesday 26th November 2019 ARU Cambridge 9.30am – 4.30pm

StoryLab is hosting a one-day symposium and exhibition with artists, technologists and researchers using the intersection between creativity and technology to explore ‘creativity, empathy and stewardship ’ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Alongside the symposium will be an exhibition showcasing a range of creative practice projects from film gaming, Interactive VR, 360, 3D data visualization, photography and soundscape, with dedicated screenings and VR experiences during a networking lunch.

Practice, Reflect, Share: Practice Research and Publishing: Saturday 23rd November 2019 Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Practise, Reflect, Share: Saturday 7th September 2019 Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey

SPARC Symposium 2019: Land Music: Thursday 12th September – Saturday 14th September 2019 City, University of London

2019 BAFTSS Practice Awards: 25th – 27th April 2019 Birmingham

The BAFTSS Executive Committee is proud to unveil the shortlist for the 2019 BAFTSS Practice Awards.   The winner of each category will be announced during our conference in Birmingham 25th-27th April 2019.   Our congratulations to those shortlisted: Audio visual and installation:Freedomby  MacDonald and Geetha Jayaraman , Newcastle University Surya Namaz by Deniz Soezen, University of Westminster Documentary FilmGoing Home, Garrabost Jayalakshmi,  Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Tokyo Pengyou by Jenny and Jamie Coates, University of Sheffield Experimental short, experimental documentary, video essays:China’s Van Goughs by Kiki Tianqi Yu, University of West Scotland The Place of Voice Over by Ian Garwood, University of Glasgow.

Capturing practice research: improving visibility and searchability: 15th March 2019

A Jisc open access community event

This event brought together representatives from the academic and professional services communities to

  • Identify issues and challenges faced by individuals, including how to best describe and present practice-based research for; discoverability, definitions of what is an open access research output, standards and identifiers to improve efficiency and ease workload, constraints of existing solutions and potential costs of effective solutions.
  • Share examples of how these issues are currently being addressed, explored and other potential solutions.
  • Identify opportunities to work collaboratively across organisations and disciplines.

A blog report containing links to slides, recordings, discussion notes and tweets is now available on our scholarly communications blog at the following link:

PRAG-UK Town Meeting: Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019

On the 23rd January 2019, the PRAG-UK Steering Group will be hosting its third regional town event taking place at a venue in London.

With representatives from a range of Arts, Humanities and Social Science subject associations, delegates will hear from specially invited presenters the various approaches and creative ways taken to document and evidence the practice research process.  The day is aimed towards enthusing debates and discussions in light of the imminent REF 2021 Guidance on Submissions. See contributions from;

Dr Scott Mc Laughlin

Dr Shreepali Patel

Dr Christina Kapadocha

PRAG-UK Town Meeting: Friday 28th Sept 2018

We are pleased to announce the PRAG-UK Steering Group will be hosting its second regional town event in Birmingham on the 28th September.  This event will be expansive with delegates engaged in topical discussions on the recently announced REF 2021 draft guidance, and we would also like to take this opportunity to share with you plans for our recently awarded ‘Web of Arts’ scoping study funded by ResearchEngland.