Access and Widening Participation in the Creative and Performing Arts @NERUPI 20 Feb 2022

Pratap Rughani was one of the panel at the event for members of NERUPI, a partnership of over 70 higher education organisations working together to create a new approach to evaluation using the framework developed by Annette Hayton, University of Bath and Dr Andrew Bengry, Bath Spa University.

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 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