The ICA values academic research both as a means to improve access to the institute’s rich history and an opportunity to collaborate on the development of new perspectives on the contemporary moment.
We welcome collaborations that support young researchers in their work and provide opportunities to experiment with different modes of public dissemination.
Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England
From 2015 onwards, the ICA has entered into a partnership with the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) to offer training and development placements for arts and humanities PhD researchers.
The first project in this collaboration involved the appointment of PhD student Eleanor Careless as Project Coordinator for the ICA Cinema retrospective Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational. Eleanor contributed to a panel discussion on Buñuel and the Spectre of Terrorism (for which she also authored a post on the ICA Blog) alongside the development and delivery of the season in the ICA Public Programme. She was also responsible for the research behind our Buñuel Midnight Tweet marketing campaign, and participated in a successful #ICATakeover on our Instagram feed. Read about Eleanor's experience at the ICA.
Beyond this professional development placement, CHASE is also the academic partner for the entire retrospective season.
CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to offer around 75 studentships a year over five years. Together we are seeking to shape a future in which the values and dispositions of scholarship in the arts and humanities—inventiveness, craft, rigour, intuitive and counter-intuitive insight—can flourish alongside developments in creative practice, digital technologies and media forms.
CHASE brings together nine leading institutions engaged in collaborative research activities including an AHRC doctoral training partnership. These are the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex, the Open University, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Birkbeck, University of London and SOAS, University of London.
Will Dutta, a PhD researcher in Composition at Trinity Laban, was researcher in residence at the ICA for six months in 2015.
Projects that Will Dutta developed with the ICA include: