Early Career Researchers

The Exchange is a national network connecting ECRs, from our partner Universities with creative and cultural practitioners.

The Exchange includes a number of partner cultural organisations, many of whom have extensive memberships in their sectors and carry a national remit. They are: Fossbox; Independent Theatre CouncilPeople Dancing and Sound and Music.

Benefits to ECRs

  • Access seed-funding opportunities via our Collaborative Research Awards programme
  • Developing valuable expertise in cross-disciplinary and collaborative working
  • Enhanced research training around research collaboration,partnership building with creative and cultural SMEs and Public Engagement
  • Contributing to networking events, workshops and opportunities to showcase your research alongside a diverse range of nationally distributed ECRs, academics, artists and creative and cultural SMEs
  • Access resources and guidance for the development of better and stronger relationships between HEIs and creative and cultural SMEs in the future via The Exchange website, publications and conferences
  • Participation in a national peer to peer ECR network
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