Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Learning through Collaborating and Participating in the Arts: A Listening Event with Lunch

15 December 2017 | 09:30 - 13:00 (plus lunch) | Symposium
University of Leeds, Michael Sadler Building, Room LG.15

Are you a member of the public who has attended arts events based on academic research?
Are you an artist who has worked with academic researchers? An academic who has worked with artists? Or an organisation who has worked with artists and academics?
Are you interested in artist/academic collaboration for education and public engagement?
Do you evaluate impact and engagement in the arts?

If so, or if these topics are relevant to you and your work, this invitation is for you.

We’re a group of academic researchers interested in how people learn through the arts. We’ve all worked with artists on different education-related projects. These projects have helped us to think in different ways about how and what people learn through participating in arts events, or through collaborating with artists. And we’d like to invite you to join our conversation, with lunch, on Friday 15 December.

We’ll briefly present our different collaborative arts projects and explain how these have helped us to think differently about learning. We’d then like to listen to your experiences, perspectives, and questions about:

  • Learning through your engagement with the arts (e.g. through performances, exhibitions, concerts etc you've been to)
  • Learning through working together as artists and academics
  • Learning through working with artists and academics (e.g. if you belong to a third sector/educational/community organisation)
  • Evaluating audience/participant learning through engagement with the arts
  • Anything else that is important to you!

The aim of the event is to identify common interests and questions which we can jointly explore further through a research network. We’ll apply for funding for this network through the Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2018.


09.30-10.00  Tea and coffee
10.00-11.00  Welcome and presentations
11.00-11.45  Small-group discussion
11.45-12.30  Feedback from group discussions
12.30-13.00  Q&A, closing remarks, evaluation
13.00            Lunch

Book a place

Please email Lou Harvey (L.T.Harvey@leeds.ac.uk) to book a place, and with information on any food-related needs.

We look forward to listening to you!

Location Details

Room LG.15
Michael Sadler Building
University of Leeds
13 Beech Grove Terrace

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