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 National University of Ireland, 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

The full conference programme will be available here soon!

Registration and Tickets

We will be announcing ticket prices and accepting registrations over the coming few weeks.

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.

We are hugely grateful to our sponsors for 2024:

Conference hashtag: #ICRMC