WRoCAH funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with Opera North: Arts engagement and storytelling as pathways to solidarity with refugees

Project Summary

Refugees’ stories are often told in performing arts. Community arts projects often engage with refugee groups. Theorists have argued that these practices can serve as pathways to solidarity, and that this is important and valuable given the apparent absence of solidarity with refugees amongst host communities, which has contributed to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. This project asks how storytelling and arts engagement can foster solidarity with refugees and what these practices tell us about the theory of solidarity. At the heart of the project is a collaboration with Opera North, and particularly their community partnerships team.

For full details, please see the project proforma.

Entry requirements

Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements. Please see links in the 'How to apply' section below.

Additional staff contact

For more information about the project, please email Dr Kerri Woods or call 0113 343 8012.

For more information on the application process, please email our admissions team or call 0113 343 8056.

How to apply

Before applying for any WRoCAH Studentship, please first ensure that you have read the WRoCAH information about Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) and entry requirements: WRoCAH training programme and requirements.

The selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process, requiring you to apply for a study place (Stage 1) before applying to WRoCAH for funding (Stage 2). 

Please read the project proforma for full details on the application process and how to apply.

Please note: If you are successful in Stage 1 and are selected by the CDA project team to be put forward to WRoCAH, your application will be considered competitively within the main WRoCAH competition. Being put forward for consideration is not a guarantee of funding.

How to apply (email)


How to apply (phone)

+44 (0)113 343 8056