Friday, 19 June 2009

PhD CASE Studentship with UNESCO City of Music Project (St Andrews)


Applications are now being accepted for an exciting opportunity to study a cultural management initiative in its beginning stages: a UNESCO City of Music project. This ESRC-funded CASE studentship with the University of St Andrews’ Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (ICC) will begin October 2009.

Applications must be submitted by June 30.

The UNESCO City of Music project will launch in September 2009, aiming to bring tangible benefits to the city, making it better through music. Successful advocacy will be supported by the CASE student’s research into the effectiveness of the organisation’s engagement and delivery strategies. This will involve

• providing research for the UNESCO City of Music project
• evaluating the project’s stakeholder engagement policy
• examining the project’s contribution to the cultural and creative industries
• assisting, supporting and enhancing project effectiveness
• engaging with a variety of stakeholders, including specialist and non-specialist music organizations
• applying appropriate theoretical perspectives from related fields
• sourcing and critiquing relevant literature
• interpreting research results for non-specialist and scholarly audiences

CASE students work closely with sponsoring organizations, providing industry-relevant research and enhancing social science research in the Creative Industries generally. Project supervision is provided by ICC academics and workplace mentors. Fees and maintenance are provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) over 3 years, leading to a PhD awarded by University of St Andrews.

The successful candidate must have a Masters degree and first degree in music, management, creative industries, cultural studies or other relevant area. Applicants must be UK nationals or EU nationals who have resided in the UK throughout the preceding 3 years.

For further details, please email Mindy Grewar, Executive Administrator, Institute for Capitalising on Creativity,, or ring 44 (0) 1334 462808.

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