The Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts (CPLRA)
The Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts (CPLRA) is a research centre based within The University of Northampton's School of The Arts.
Academics, professional practitioners, freelance workers and research students from dance, design, drama, fine art, media, music and performance work together in the CPLRA to develop high level creative activity, practice as research and professional practice.
The Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts includes:
- The Choreographic Lab
- Landscape and Contemporary Arts Practice research group
- Psyche in the Arts Research Network
The centre supports a wide range of PhD students and facilitates cross-disciplinary dialogue on research issues, methodologies and dissemination.
The centre works to develop
Each of the research groups within the centre provide a particular thematic which helps question traditional disciplinary boundaries. The groups engage in research at a national and international level through debate, exposition and publication.
''a scholarly apparatus that enables all those working across the Arts to assess the value and significance of the results of the research, and the methods through which they were achieved''Arts and Humanities Research Council
Staff within the centre have considerable research experience. They are involved in a wide range of research projects and are always willing to consider enquiries for new projects.