Collaborative Doctoral Award

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) are projects co-designed, and jointly supervised, between a Midlands4Cities university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation. Studentships are four years for full-time study.

Information can also be found via M4C's Find a Project page.

Cinema sign stating 'Wonder Land: Birmingham's Cinema Stories'

Reframing the suburban cinema: community, memory, and new opportunities

This project will explore Birmingham’s suburban cinema stories through an engagement with people, places, and artefacts. Further extending Flatpack’s Wonderland project, it will collate public memories of cinema, and explore alternative narratives of place and locality to inform new understandings of suburban cinema-going, past, present and possible futures. Flatpack is a charitable organisation with a twenty-year track record of delivering high quality film and arts events, including the annual Flatpack Festival.
Find out more >>
A street sign with a truck and a bus

The Incidental Artist approach: contemporary reworkings of the methods and legacies of the Artist Placement Group 1966-1989.

How are the ideas and models developed by Artist Placement Group (APG, 1966-89) relevant today, and to future possibilities for the role of artists in society? Working with Flat Time House in London, Eastside Projects and Birmingham City University (BCU), this project will evaluate contemporary experimental projects and generate new understandings of APG’s legacy.
Find out more >>