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School of Arts and Media

Sam Ingleson

Associate Dean; Engagement, Enterprise & Partnerships


I have worked in the School of Art and Design since 2000 in a variety of in both teaching and industry based knowledge exchange. My current role is Associate Dean; Engagement, Enterprise and Partnerships within the school.

I am also a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art. I am socially engaged artist working across a range of media. I am currently undertaking a practice based PhD into the social, political and economic impact of individual artistic actions within a local community. 

I was co-founder and Artistic Director of Artists and Education C.I.C from 2001 until 2010. Artists and Education devised, delivered, monitored and evaluated artists residencies with young people and provided CPD courses for artists and teachers. Sam was the Visual Arts Director for the North West Step Up Young Peoples Arts Festival and through Artists and Education worked with University of Salford, Creative Partnerships, the Arts Council and Salford City Council and Manchester City Council and worked for Arts Council England as Artsmark Validator.


Research Interests

Sam’s research focus is on embedded artistic practice within a specific site over a sustained and indefinite period of time. This research explores the role and value of the artist as an insider, an engager and representative of their community, when the activity is self-initiated and has no funding deadlines. The research is Practice based, working in the visual arts, drawing on a socially engaged model that in the past has focused on using a games based approach to gather, organize and display information that culminates in bringing a community together to play, review and add to the body of knowledge.

Previously Sam was the co- investigator and project Manager of the The Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Fellowship 3 year project Fellowship ‘Supporting Arts and Enterprise Skills in Communities through Creative Engagement with the Local Area’ This focused on an Arts and Enterprise methodology of community enterprise. The KTF bid proposed the development of a transferable framework of artistic and creative social intervention to empower and support engagement with communities of people affected by change in their local environment.  This involved working with communities and 3rd sector organisations, including Community Alliance for Renewal, Inner South Manchester Area, (CARISMA). Armory and Mines Advisory Group (MAG) International.  I have also worked closely with Public Sector organisations including Greater Manchester Police Serious Crime Unit and Armory division.

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellowship of Higher Education Council    

Vice Chancellor Early Career Researcher, Scholar                                                                                                              Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Masters in Contemporary Fine Art: Distinction

BA (Hons) Visual Art and Culture 2:1            

Member of the Art+Design Research and Engagement group(AnDRE)

External Examiner MA Fine Art and Education, Northumbria University


Chapters in books

Ingleson, S 2013 'An artists approach to board games ', in: Moseley, A & Whitton, N (eds.), New traditional games for learning, A Case Book. , 1 edition, Routledge, New York, USA.

Articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2011, '''Supporting Arts and Enterprise Skills in Communities through Creative Engagement with the Local Area'', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5(6), pp.211-224.

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2008, ''REdGENERATION: Art, Enterprise, Local Knowledge and the Curriculum'', International Journal of the Arts in Society', Volume 2, Issue 5.     

Articles in non-refereed journals, reports, conference contributions and other publications

Ingleson, S & Dormann, C 2016, Designing Augmented Board Games for Dementia care: engaging families, friends and community. Playful Learning Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University 13th-15th July 2016

Ingleson, S & Haywood, P 2012, Social Campaign Manufacturing; Generating ethical enterprise through the Arts 7th Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts. Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria 5-8th September 2012

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2011, Goods to Guns; Arming Social Enterprise with the Arts. 6th International conference on the Arts in Society, Berlin. 10-12th May 20116

Ingleson, S & Haywood, P 2011, Education through creativity: A case for experience initiated learning, in: 'Creativity & Engagement in Higher Education', ECE Salford, pp.82-83. Conference details: Education in a Changing Environment (ECE) 6th International Conference: Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education. The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, 6 - 8 July 2011

Ingleson, S & Clements, J 2010, Creative Academy: Reflective Stories, in: '1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts', Atiner, Athens, Greece. Conference details: 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens Institute for Education and Research, ATHENS, GREECE 7-10 June 2010 Presentation and paper.

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2010, "Speculating for Gold"; 'Socio-Geographic Painting and the Artist as researcher working within Regeneration and Urban Renewal', in: Asma, S (ed.), 'Conference on Art', Columbia College Chicago and The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)., Chicago, USA. Conference details: 'Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition' (21 - 24 April 2010), Columbia College, Chicago, U.S.A.

Ingleson, S 2009, "Proposal" An Artists Board Game, in: 'The Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) - 39th Annual Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England. Conference details: The Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) - 39th Annual Conference. Leeds Metropolitan University.

Poster Presentations

Livesley, J & Ingleson, S & Cavanagh, A 2013, ' The different child using art-based activities to explore personal meanings ', Exhibited at: NET2013 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, Cambridge, England, From 03/09/2013 To 05/09/2013.

Ingleson, S & Livesley, J & Cavanagh, A & Irla, M C 2013, 'Hello my name is Sid USING ARTS BASED STRATEGIES TO HELP UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S NURSING MAKE SENSE OF THEIR WORK-WORLD', Exhibited at: 2nd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Glasgow, Scotland, From 07/06/2013 To 08/06/2013.

Haywood, P & Ingleson, S 2010, ''Art, Activism, Enterprise'', Exhibited at: International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2010, Enterprise Educators UK and the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. , Cardiff University. 2010., UK, From 01/09/2010 To 03/09/2010.

Magazine Articles

Ingleson, S 2012 'Game On', in: RISE -Research Innovation and Internationalisation News, Community Engagement Supplement , , February 2012.

Ingleson, S 2010 'Using a board game as a method of reflection and engagement. ', in: RISE (Research Innovation and Internationalisation News), RISE: entitled to Engagement In ACTION, , November 2010, p.22.

Guns to Goods on The World Today Programme (BBC Radio World Service, United Kingdom, March 2012).

Exhibitions / Commissions

Ingleson, S 2016, ‘We will never as humans be able to see 360°’, exhibited at Caustic Coastal, Salford, England from 27/10/16- 06/11/16.

Ingleson, S 2012, 'Artists Games Night', exhibited at: Spike Island, Bristol, England, from 13/09/2012 to 13/09/2012.

Ingleson, S 2008, 'Proposal', exhibited at: Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) , Manchester, England, from 13/01/2008 to 20/01/2008.

Ingleson, S & Haywood, P 2006, 'Salford Reds 'Industry in Schools Initiative' collaboration with Albion High School,’ exhibited at: Chapman Gallery, Salford Reds 'Industry in Schools Initiative' collaboration with Albion High School.

Ingleson, S & Clements, J 2006, What Would You Do If..?’ Salford Museum and Art Gallery. 

Ingleson, S.  2002, Lowry Commonwealth Games Public Art Commission                                                                                   

Ingleson, S.  2002, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Ordsall Public Art Commission. Salford City Council.                                                                                                        

Ingleson, S.  2001, Artist A4E New Media Exhibition. The Zion Gallery, Manchester

Ingleson, S.  2001, A4E  laboratory Exhibition.  The Chapman Gallery, Salford University. Jan

Ingleson, S.  2000. Traditions of Landscape.   Rochdale Art Gallery.  Sept 2000

Ingleson, S.  2000. Group Exhibition. De Fabriek Gallery, Eindhoven, Holland. Feb. 2000