Shared Narratives:
supporting work by arts researchers of colour

18 – 21 November 2020

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are jointly hosting an online conference, Shared Narratives: supporting work by performing arts researchers of colour, which will take place on the 18 – 21 November 2020.

Shared Narratives is an opportunity for researchers of colour to support, network and showcase their varied areas of academic interests. Through interactive online events and presentations, join us in recognising the breadth and quality of performing arts research produced by academics of colour.


If you would like to submit an abstract of 150 – 300 words for a paper, performance or screening of 15 – 20 minutes (or any other form of presentation) please email by Friday 9 October 2020, 5.00pm GMT.

When and where is the conference?

The conference will take place online on the afternoons of 18 – 21 November 2020.

What are our aims?

  • Creating a platform for academic voices that are often hidden, particularly in conservatoire and university settings
  • Providing opportunities for sharing research produced by researchers of colour
  • Developing a collaborative networking space for academics and practitioners of colour

Who can be involved?

We invite academics and practitioners of colour in the following disciplines:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Filmmaking
  • Theatre Production

If you would like to be involved but are not sure whether any of these descriptions apply to you, please do get in touch.

Further information and conference updates

If you require further information or have any questions in relation to the conference, please contact Ankna Arockiam and Uchenna Ngwe on

Check back here or on Twitter for further updates as the programme develops.

We look forward to your participation in November.


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