New Knowledge Transfer Fellowship for Drama
Press release issued: 21 May 2010
A Knowledge Transfer Fellowship has been awarded to Terry Flaxton, AHRC Creative Senior Research Fellow in Bristol University’s Department of Drama by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
A video artist and cinematographer, Terry Flaxton has shown his work around the world with exhibitions this year in Strasbourg, Vasteras, Sweden and Bergen, Norway. A forthcoming three-month exhibition at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York will coincide with an exhibition of the same work in Xi'an, China in August. There will also be screenings of his work in New York and Yokohama during May.
The Knowledge Transfer Fellowship, which will run from September 2010 to August 2012, will concentrate on the dissemination of knowledge, gathered during Terry’s current AHRC Research Fellowship, into the wider business and screen-industry communities, focusing primarily on High Definition cinematography. Partners in this new fellowship are South West Screen and the Watershed Media Centre who will work with Terry on a series of regional workshops and surgeries, conferences, peer-reviewed articles and exhibitions of high-resolution work.
The Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme is designed to support academics to undertake a programme of knowledge transfer activity in a flexible way. The knowledge transfer projects are usually planned around an existing piece of arts or humanities research which has the potential to make a significant difference beyond the world of academia. KT Fellows work either on their own or as part of an academic team, to collaborate with, and bring tangible benefits to non-academic organisations through a process of knowledge exchange. These benefits may be economic, social or cultural in nature.