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PartnershipsResearch partnerships include Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the Universidade de São Paulo and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. At a European level, the unit plans to become further integrated in EU research networks through both funded projects and student and staff mobility.

The School plans to continue the successful investment in the hosting of international conferences at Queen’s in order to raise profile and influence global research agendas. The School will make use of funding sources such as Santander Universities, Erasmus or the British Council to further develop student and staff mobility.

Future plans include the workshop on Restoration theatre and music that Schoch will co-convene at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC in 2015 and the development of links (Ouzounian) with Virginia Tech in the area of performance technologies.

The AHRC Research Networking project “World Cinema On-Demand: Film Distribution and Education in the Streaming Media Era” (Baschiera, Fisher) developed research links with scholars from the University of St. Andrews (UK), the University of Navarra (Spain), Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany), the University of Regina (Canada), UC Santa Barbara (US) and the Carsey Wolf Center Media Industry Project.

The School is an associate partner of the EU screen consortium (Barber) since 2013. Post-conflict partnerships include the Human Rights Media Centre, Cape Town, and the Prisons Memory Archive’s ongoing relationship with ex-prisoners’ groups, e.g. Coiste, Epic, and Charter and the Probation Service of NI. McLaughlin sits on the Advisory Panel of two Peace III funded post-conflict projects – Accounts of the Conflict and Northern Voices, and on the Board of the Belfast Film Festival.

The School regularly partners with local arts organisations such as the Lyric Theatre, PLACE Built Environment Centre, Moving on Music, Young at Art, Belfast Children’s Festival, Irish Museums Association and Belfast Festival.

Queen's growing programme in Arts Management and Cultural Policy has seen the School take a lead role in the establishment of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, an all island research network aimed at growing, connecting, and profiling academic research on the practices and policies relating to cultural policy across the island of Ireland.