Samuel Whiting is an independent researcher, PhD candidate and sessional tutor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded Linkages Project that seeks to determine what makes Melbourne a ‘music city’. His doctoral research focuses on the social operation of small live music venues in Melbourne and he is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award. Samuel has presented papers at multiple international conferences including Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) 2015, and the International Association for the Study Popular Music’s ANZ branch conferences in 2014 and 2015.
FeatureIntroduction The role of place in cultivating artistic practice, communities and audiences is well established and the economic, social and cultural benefits that flow from this are becoming better understood. By contrast, the factors impacting and influencing access to these places is poorly theorised. This paper...Read more