We’ve come a long way since the start of Ethno Research only six months ago. The focus of our research is now much more clear (see About Ethno Research), an international research team has been assembled, and a series of case study and research visits have already been conducted this summer. The research team now consists of 9 researchers and a project coordinator, from 6 different countries. The International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) has also built a relationship with the University of Toronto, and is collaborating on a conceptual framework for the research.
The summer months saw the team visit Ethno camps in England, Sweden, Catalonia, Portugal, Estonia, Denmark and Flanders. These visits included seven pilot case studies, with experienced and emerging researchers taking the role of participant observers at an Ethno camp. The pilot studies will be published as individual case studies in December 2019, and will be downloadable from this website.
The research team have made brilliant headway so far, with more than 100 interviews already conducted with participants, artistic leaders and organisers – and many more follow-up interviews are planned for the coming months. A participant questionnaire has also been released and circulated, closing on 29 September. The questionnaire has already received a huge response, and we’re delighted that the majority of respondents were willing to share their Ethno experiences in more detail with the research team. If you’re a past participant of Ethno, we’d be really grateful if you’d complete the 10-minute questionnaire here, before 29 September 2019.
We look forward to sharing more once the research data has been analysed later this year!