Funded PhD Opportunity with Centrala and University of Birmingham

Representing Eastern Europe: Diversity, Inclusion and (De)coloniality in the UK Creative Economies

Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award (2022/2023 entry)

Centrala and the University of Birmingham are collaborating with the Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) to offer a fully funded PhD scholarship to support doctoral research exploring the (under)representation of Central and Eastern European art in the UK and barriers to inclusion experienced by migrant artists. The project aims to unpick Western bias in the UK’s creative industries and works towards an intersectional and decolonial approach to diversity.

More information on the project and how to apply can be found here: The deadline for applications is the 12 January 2022 applicants must also have applied for a place to study. Potential candidates are encouraged to get in touch with the Lead Supervisor, Prof. Sara Jones, in advance of an application:

Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City UniversityUniversity of Warwick, Coventry UniversityDe Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and the University of NottinghamThe M4C Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 93 PhD studentships in arts and humanities for UK, EU and International applicants for 2022 entry through an open competition and 16 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) which provide diverse and unique project opportunities with national, regional and local partner organisations.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of November application writing workshops, please visit or contact