Open Call | Doctoral Scholarship East Street Arts and University of Leeds


Application deadline: 9 March

East Street Arts is currently developing Guild, a four year project (2018–2022) conducted with significant national and international partners, funded through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

Guild is focused on developing sustainable artists’ spaces, and examining their value and impact on the national cultural landscape. Guild will support the growth of innovative operating models for artists and art spaces by providing learning programmes that are embedded within localities, and by working directly with decision- and policy-makers.

Working alongside East Street Arts and within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries we welcome proposals for doctoral research that will critically engage with Guild’s themes and aims.

The scholarship will commence in October 2018. It will provide maintenance (around £14,000 p.a.) and cover Home-EU fees for a period of three years. There are extensive, well-established networks which the researcher will be able to access through East Street Arts as well as within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and the Cultural Institute, and across the University of Leeds.

Researching Guild: critical approaches to artists’ spaces, sustainability and regeneration

Supervised by Dr Jonathan Ward and Dr Leila Jancovich (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) with East Street Arts.

Please contact Dr Jonathan Ward, J.Ward1@leeds.ac.uk for further details about the project.

For more information and to apply please visit: eaststreetarts.org.uk/our-opportunities