SIMM Research Events 2022

Dates: 5–8 September & 12–14 December 2022

Guildhall School’s Institute for Social Impact Research in the Performing Arts is proud to host two important international research events at Milton Court in 2022, in collaboration with the International SIMM Research Platform on Social Impact of Making Music and the Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship (CReARC/RMC).

These events give researchers working in the SIMM field the opportunity to connect colleagues in two different ways - either in the intimate workshop environment of a seminar or in the more formal setting of a conference.

The 5th SIMM-Seminar

5–8 September 2022
Expressions of interest required by Wednesday 30 March 2022

This intensive 4-day face-to-face meeting will focus on work-in-process research concerning the choice of music (e.g. genres, styles, presentation) within social and community music projects.  Applications are welcome from post-graduate students, early-career researchers as well as experienced researchers involved in ongoing research on this topic. The meeting will be in the form of an interactive workshop, facilitated by experienced research leaders in the field.  There is no fee for participation, but participants will be expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. The number of participants will be limited to 20 to facilitate in-depth creative dialogue. 

Further information, including application details, can be found on the SIMM platform website.

The 7th SIMMposium

12–14 December 2022
Submission deadline for abstracts Friday 15 April 2022

Conference presentations on research concerning any aspect of the social impact of making music will be welcome at this public event (in-room and online registration possible), but a specific interest during this conference will concern the following topics:

  • Training for socially engaged musicians
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • SIMM-practice during the pandemic
  • The practice of facilitation within SIMM-projects

Full details of the SIMMposium, keynote speaker, registration fee and submission specifications can be found on the SIMM Platform website.

Professor John Sloboda, lead for Guildhall’s Institute, said:

“I am delighted that Guildhall School will host these two high-level international research exchanges in 2022, in partnership with the International SIMM Research Platform and the Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship. These events are part of a growing strategy to support research development, training, and leadership in this increasingly important area. Our 2022 programme of activities builds on the foundations of earlier doctoral training scholarships and recent research-council-funded research projects, and it further cements Guildhall School’s commitment to international collaborative leadership, working with partners to ensure that socially engaged artistic practice is underpinned by rigorous and intellectually questioning research”