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Call for applications: Pettman DARE UK Fellow 2022-23

Opera North has announced a call for applications for the 2022-23 Pettman DARE UK Fellowship in Music Education Project Management.

DARE is a unique collaboration between Opera North and the University of Leeds, the first partnership of its kind in the UK. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2022, DARE is a world leader in building collaborations between the arts and higher education.

The Pettman DARE Fellowship in Music Education Project Management provides a fully funded year of applied research in the Education department at Opera North and at the University of Leeds, and runs from September 2022 until August 2023. Through a combination of practical experience and postgraduate level academic study, the programme is assessed and accredited as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Performing Arts Management.

The successful candidate will be a positive and energetic individual with a demonstrable interest in project management and arts engagement and the right to work and study as a “Home” student in the UK. A background in classical music is essential, with a minimum of an Upper Second Class honours degree (2:1), evidence of musical understanding and experience, and an active interest in the arts and music education and their place in society.

Bursary: £1,350 per month for the twelve-month period of the Fellowship, plus University of Leeds PGDip tuition fees, as well as expenses directly related to the Fellowship and agreed in advance.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is Sunday 19 June, 23:59 BST. Interviews will be held online.

To apply, please read the Pettman DARE Fellowship description for more information and complete the application form.

If you have further queries, or wish to discuss additional access needs or other barriers preventing you from applying in this way, please contact


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