The TaPRA Transformative Research Prize

This prize is awarded to a research project that has brought about demonstrable change using theatre and performance knowledge and praxis. It could include projects that:

  • benefit a particular community in particular ways through theatre and performance;
  • use theatre and performance praxis to create social change;
  • influence change in cultural organisations and/or cultural policy;
  • work in partnership with artists/companies to develop new ways of making performance; and/or
  • bring about innovation in teaching theatre and performance.

This award is for scholars at any stage in their career. It can be awarded to an individual researcher or to a team.

*NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022.*

Criteria

  • Innovation – How innovative is the project? What is the significance of the change it seeks to address?
  • Transformation – How effectively has the project addressed the challenge? How likely is change as a result?

Submission

  1. A 500-word statement from the nominee setting stating clearly what problem the project sought to address, what changed as a result of the research and what evidence of change or transformation is being called on.
  2. A 300-word testimonial from the stakeholder seconder confirming the change that has taken place.
  3. Up to three outputs in the public domain that support the statement.

These might include:

  • Website
  • Documentation of performance
  • Podcast
  • Policy paper
  • Report
  • Article
  • Chapter

Prize

£200

Membership of TaPRA for a year, normally for the year following the award.

Conference registration and a space to present the project at the TaPRA annual conference in the year following the award.

Nomination

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for this prize. TaPRA members may self-nominate. Nominations must also be seconded by a stakeholder in the project. The stakeholder does not need to be a TaPRA member. You may not nominate or second more than one project for this prize in any given year. The nominee does not need to be a member of TaPRA or be working in the UK.

Regulations

All the project outputs in the submission need to be in the public domain by the nomination deadline.

The same project cannot be submitted for this prize more than once.

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Nomination

*NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022.*

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for this prize. TaPRA members may self-nominate. Nominations must also be seconded by a stakeholder in the project. The stakeholder does not need to be a TaPRA member. You may not nominate or second more than one project for this prize in any given year.

TaPRA2022 at Essex

Our 2022 conference will be hosted in partnership with The University of Essex.

TaPRA 2022 at Essex

Our 2022 conference will be hosted in partnership with The University of Essex.

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