Registration now open!

Registration for the New Perspectives on Participatory Arts conference is now open! 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.... Continue Reading →

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Final Programme for New Perspectives on Participatory Arts conference announced!

The conference takes place in the Elizabeth Fry building; our conference dinner is held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, also on campus   Day 1: Tuesday 22nd May   9:00-9:45             Registration, coffee Foyer     9:45-10:00           Welcome and introduction Room 01.08         Dr Lucy Wright and... Continue Reading →

Artist Development Bursary

Artist Development Bursary   New Perspectives on Participatory Arts Conference University of East Anglia 22nd and 23rd May 2018   We are delighted to be able to offer a small number of Artist Development Bursaries to allow community artists to attend the New Perspectives on Participatory Arts Conference at the University of East Anglia on... Continue Reading →

Researching girls’ morris dancing – Part 3

By Dr Lucy Wright “I used to be an ethnomusicologist but I drifted.” That’s how I introduce myself at parties (sometimes). What I mean to say is that, despite an academic background in ethnomusicology—the social science concerned with the relationships between people, performance and place—much of my work no longer looks straightforwardly like scholarly research.... Continue Reading →

Girls’ morris dancing and ‘folk’ – Part 2

By Dr Lucy Wright In many ways, girls’ morris superficially bears little resemblance to the better-known ‘traditional’ morris performance of the English folk revival. Many first-time witnesses liken it to modern Irish stepdance, or mistake it for the American import, cheerleading, although girls’ morris dancing is (at least) several decades older. However, despite surface dissimilarities,... Continue Reading →

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