New Perspectives in Participatory Arts


22 May 2018 9:00 am to 23 May 2018 5:00 pm
University of East Anglia; Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4, UK

Call for papers


This FREE conference, organised by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, seeks to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by and emerging from funded research projects across Connected Communities as well as more widely in the fields of community and participatory arts. One of the progamme’s eight strategic focuses has been around participatory arts—this is an opportunity for those involved to share their work and thoughts with other project teams and communities.


Keynote speakers


We are delighted to be welcoming:

  • Professor Helen Nicholson, Royal Holloway, University of London, co-author of The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre and co-ed. Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre, Principal Investigator on AHRC CC project Amateur Dramatics: Crafting Communities in Time and Place
  • Steve Pool, Sheffield-based visual artist, community artist, researcher, as well as AHRC CC project Co-Investigator, and Artist in Residence on Imagine project.


A full Conference Programme is available to download: New Perspectives conference schedule – Final




Registration is now open on our Eventbrite page

The deadline for registration is the 4th of May


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