Research in the Lincoln School of Creative Arts

Lincoln School of Creative Arts has a thriving research culture, organised around its core areas of expertise in contemporary theatre-making, musical theatre, practice as research, post-conflict reconciliation, and intercultural performance. 

Alongside the independent research of individual colleagues, we encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary and public-facing research initiatives. We work extensively with communities both locally and globally, and alongside our archival, ethnographic, and critical research work, our projects encompass the creative energy of our school’s practical profile through performances and exhibitions.

Our research groups “Contemporary Theatre-Making”, “(Re)constructing Musics” and “Intercultural Performance”, have forged valuable connections with international networks, attracting significant funding from research councils and arts organisations. We have hosted numerous conferences, symposia and events, and have a vibrant community of postgraduate students engaged in MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD study.

Research staff work across disciplines both within and outside of the School, but come from the broad disciplines of Drama and Theatre, Fine Art, Music, and Musical Theatre.