Congratulations to Dr. Eric Fillion (Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor), who received a SSHRC Connection Grant for "Curating for Change: The Work that Music Festivals do in the World."
This grant provides funding for a two-part conference that will take place in August and October 2022. This conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, artists, organizers, and patrons in the realm of music-making to reflect on the work that independent, artist-run, or boutique music festivals do in promoting vital forms of activist arts-based practices, pedagogies, and community-making.
Dr. Fillion (Principal Investigator) received the grant with project collaborator and co-applicant Dr. Ajay Heble (Director, International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph).
SSHRC Connection Grants support events and outreach activities aimed at short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.
Full conference details will be released soon.