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Creative Practice, History and Theory

Creative Practices Research in Arts, Culture and Heritage bring together creative practitioners and those who write about creative practice, in the areas ranging from Art and Music to Dance and the Media.

Research spaces


This research includes all aspects of the history, theory and practice of art and design. We work with major international museums, art galleries, libraries, public record offices, a variety of council units and group and a number of community arts projects.

Creative Writing

This research includes all aspects of language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics, poetry, as well as applied, practice-based, and pedagogical research in English.

Dance or Performance

The Dance and Somatic Practice Research Group are a close-knit team of practitioner-researchers with an inquiry-based ethos, working in community dance and somatics practices.

Music and Performing Arts

This research brings together people who are engaged in researching music from multiple perspectives: composition, ethnomusicology, history and cultural studies.


Arts and Humanities Research Academy

The Arts and Humanities Research Academy is home to a vibrant community of scholars leading innovative and exciting projects. We tell stories of the past, the present and the future through research projects in local, national and global contexts.

Creative Practice Research Academy (CPRA)

The Creative Practice Research Academy (CPRA) is home to a diverse and engaged community of scholars who undertake creative practice research, theoretical and contextual research into creative practices.

Contact us

To find out more please contact Professor Erik Knudsen or Professor Ewa Mazierska.