Access and Widening Participation in the Creative and Performing Arts

Date: 10th February 2022


Please note this event is for Members only

The importance of the arts, in all their forms, has become very clear during the pandemic. Whether it is through watching movies, taking up painting or a musical instrument or just missing live performance, the benefits of the arts to our well-being have been highlighted. Education plays a major role in fostering the arts but can also exclude many groups from participating and engaging. This event will explore these issues and consider how we can improve access and and engagement with the creative and performing arts.

To explore these issues and more our panel of speakers are:

  • Professor Richard Noble, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Dr Michelle Phillips, Royal Northern College of Music
  • Dermot Daly, Leeds Conservatoire
  • Professor Pratap Rughani, University of the Arts London

With practice examples showcasing the innovative work of NERUPI members this will be an exciting morning: Ashleigh Hope, Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Tracy Witney, Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Jacoob Kimmie, University of the Arts, London; and Natalie Kendrick-Doyle from First Campus Reaching Wider Wales.

In the afternoon Dr Jon Rainford, Open University, will lead a workshop session on evaluation for the creative and performing arts including a theory of change approach to engaging schools developed with Vanessa Baptista, Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

Download the programme here