Conferences and symposia

September 2019: Making Futures 2019: ‘Making Visible: Learning together in community making spaces’

October 2018: WRoCAH conference: ‘Stitching the days: a stitch journal as a reflective tool’

September 2018: Documenting Creative Practice Research, University of Leeds

July 2018: Creative Research Methods 2018, University of Derby: ‘Stitching the days: a stitch journal as a reflective tool’

Invited talks and seminars

June 2020: University of Salford Performance Research Group Seminar Series: ‘Act-reflect-stitch: a stitch journal as a reflective tool during PhD’

January 2020: Tactics & Praxis, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge,: ‘Act-reflect-stitch: a stitch journal as a reflective tool during PhD’


February 2021: UK Council for Graduate Education 7th International Conference on Professional & Practice-Based Doctorates, plenary panel discussion: The experiences of professional and practice based doctoral candidates 

General Presentations

September 2020: PechaKucha Leamington Spa (YouTube of event, hosted online due to Covid restrictions, here)

July 2019: PubHD, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds (informal presentation)

Nov 2018: TalkTalk, Heydays, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds (presentation to creative social group for over-55s)


Danek, C. (2020). Revealing All: from novice to amateur in the community printmaking workshop. Performance Research, 25 (1), 48-51.


2017–present: University of Leeds (School of Performance & Cultural Industries) PhD ‘ Working alone, working together: exploring craft learning in open access community making spaces’ 

2014-2016: University of Leeds MA Culture, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

1995 – 1998: Norwich University of the Arts (previously Norwich School of Art & Design) – Fine Art (Painting)


June 2021: Research as Art external national award for ‘Thinking through making: stitching my way through a PhD’

2017-2021: WRoCAH open competition scholarship (postgraduate research fees & stipend)