Dr Helen Kara  Twitter Hashtag ICRMC Creative Research Methods Conference
A Creative Research Methods project

"Researchers who use creative methods are at risk of finding ways to express themselves, learn, and have fun." (Kara 2020:237)

Date: 9-10 September 2024

Venue: The Studio, 51 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN

Helen Kara founded this two-day hybrid conference to bring together people with an interest in creative research methods. Keynote speakers for 2024 are the renowned experts in creative practices Su-ming Khoo from the University of Galway, and Dawn Mannay of Cardiff University in Wales. There will also be presentations and activities in breakout rooms, and scope for going out into the city to try creative outdoor methods.

Dawbn Mannay
Dawn Mannay
Su-ming Khoo
Su-ming Khoo

Conference Programme

We are delighted to bring you the our programme for 2024 - this may change slightly between now and the conference, so please make sure you download the latest version by CLICKING HERE. It was last updated on April 9th 2024

If you will be attending online and would like to see the online-only programme, you can download it by CLICKING HERE. This document was last updated on April 9th 2024

If you would like to see more details of the contributions to the conference, you can download those by CLICKING HERE. This document was last updated on April 19th 2024

Registration and Tickets

Ticket prices are in five categories. These are:

1: Private sector, research funders, professors£495
2: Other employed people£325
3: Institutionally funded student£250
4: Self-funded place£175
5: Online£ 75

In-person prices include plentiful drinks, snacks, and lunches at the conference, and a choice of four or five activities in each session. The in-person prices do not include access to recordings of the online sessions; that access can be purchased for an extra £75.

The Online price includes a choice of two activities in most sessions, plus one extra online-only session, and access to recordings of all the live-streamed sessions for a calendar month after we get them uploaded in the autumn.

Unfortunately we cannot offer childcare, but babies and breastfeeding are welcome.

Attending the Conference

Our conference registrations are being handled by our partner, NomadIT. To register for our conference, please click the link below to go to the NomadIT signup page and create an account.

Once you have registered, you will receive an invoice which you can pay by bank transfer or by card - please see our payment page. If possible we would prefer to receive payment by bank transfer.

Zoom links for online attendees will be sent by email in advance of the conference. If you have not received your link by noon BST Saturday 7th September, please email enquiries@creativeresearchmethods.com.

If you are attending in person, please come to the venue at 10 am on Monday 9 September for registration.

Helping Others To Attend

We are also asking those who can afford a little extra to make adonation. We will use these donations to fund bursaries which will enable people who need financial help to receive a free online place. If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer, please see our payment page for details.

If you would like to make a donation payment by card, please click the button below or scan the QR code to go to our Donations page:

 QR code for our donations page

Donations paid by card will be processed via the Stripe payment gateway.


Some bursaries for in-person attendance will be available thanks to the generosity of the UK's National Centre for Research Methods. Other bursaries for online and in-person attendance will be available, funded by donations. If you would like to apply for a bursary please visit our Bursary page:

We are hugely grateful to our sponsors for 2024:

Watch the Keynotes from 2023!

Enormous thanks to all who came to our 2023 conference, which was a stunning success. Our two keynote speakers delivered wonderful sessions, which are now available on YouTube:

Pam Burnard: Performing a Rebel Yell: Doing Rebellious Research In and Beyond the Academy

Caroline Lenette: The Importance of Being Disruptive: On Decolonising Creative Research Methods

If you would rather read than watch, there are blog posts by Helen Kara, Dawn Wink and Victoria Bartle.

Conference hashtag: #ICRMC