Introducing the C3 Showcase Website

The C3 Centre has recently launched its own Showcase website.This website will function as a gallery space, or if you will, a curated and creative multi-element journal. It will be a multi-medial experience showcasing our practice, our research and the work that we are engaged in.

Our research groups will use it to showcase some of their work, bringing together published, underpinning academic writings with practice outputs, such as music, film, visual art or media.

Our showcase is at the beginning of its development, so please be patient with us as we are putting together some exciting arts, writings, media, film and music, drawing from our creative practice-based research.

The link to the showcase website is

We would like to invite our research groups to identify researchers who will create their own curated pages showcasing their research. Below is a short how to guide and some examples.

Any questions and if you need a bit of help with putting together a curation, contact either Agata or Carola.

Below an image of a “Curation”.


Here is a list of our current example curations. that can be used as a template.

Getting into Culture 3.0: cultural engagement, place-making and co-creation

Welcome to C3 Curations

Do you want to co-curate with us?

Call for Papers: “Practice-Based Research”

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for Creative Media Research “Recontextualising Practice-Based Research”


Please send an abstract, up to 5 keywords, and a short biographical note to Agata Lulkowska at by 14 January 2022.

Abstracts should be between 300 to 500 words. Notification of acceptance will be sent by no later than 31 January 2022. If the proposal is accepted, the author(s) will be asked to submit the full article by 4 April 2022.

For more detailed guidance please see our Author Guidelines page.

The articles must not exceed 7000-8000 words and can include images, clips, and links. Please, provide correct credits, permissions, and copyright information in order to be sure that the images, clips, and links are copyright free and can be published.

It is expected that the issue will be published in July 2022 TBC.

More information:

Recontextualising Practice-Based Research

Guest editor: Agata Lulkowska (Staffordshire University)

Despite having been around for over three decades, practice-based research continues to be a source of controversy and confusion. Questions persist about how to design the most relevant methodology, how to demonstrate ‘originality’, ‘significance’ and ‘rigour’ (as defined in the REF criteria), and how to disseminate the outputs. Positioned in between creative arts and traditional research, Art/Practice-based research often lacks clearly defined target audiences. Moreover, with the emergence of practice-based masters and doctoral programmes across (mostly UK and Australian) HE institutions, questions about how to design the most effective training and support still remain largely unanswered.

With this in mind, this special issue seeks to re-contextualise practice-based research in creative arts and humanities by returning to the basic questions addressing the trajectory of a typical practice-based research. Topics within the scope of this issue include but are not limited to:

  1. What is practice-based research in creative arts?

  2. How to tame your inner artist: what distinguishes Art/practice-based research from purely artistic practice?

  3. How to navigate Interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary quagmires?

  4. How to design an effective methodology?

  5. How to balance theory, practice and reflective evaluation?

  6. How to disseminate practice-based research?

  7. How to evidence impact?

  8. What are the ingredients of a successful training and support system for practice-based researchers?


Noisefloor Festival 2018

The experimental music and moving image Festival, Noisefloor, hosted by the music and film departments, begins next Tuesday 8th May. All events are taking place in our purpose built TV studios in the Cadman Studios complex, College Road, Stoke on Trent.

Noisefloor has become an important annual event in the experimental music and moving image calendar and attracts submissions and artists from around the world. It’s a chance for our own students to perform with other local and international artists and showcases some of the best talent around.

All events are open to the local community and we’re keen for people to take the opportunity to attend and experience some excellent concerts the see great facilities we have here.

See the full press release here:

The full concert programme is on the Noisefloor website here: