The Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice has been shorltisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award 2016.
The category is Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and these awards are widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector.
The Institute was created to build upon the University’s reputation for excellence in the arts and to help consolidate and contribute to the thriving arts scene in the North East of England, nationally and internationally.
Newcastle University is world-renowned for its expertise and innovation in fine art, music, creative writing, filmmaking, digital cultures and curatorial practice.
The Institute, established in 2013, focuses on both cross and inter-disciplinary approaches and explores new ways of working across different faculties.
This is demonstrated by its MA in Creative Arts Practice, where all students study at least two disciplines.
The Institute really hit its stride in 2014/2015, when a series of projects and collaborations came to fruition. Among these are two award-winning projects.
Documentary Algorithms followed young blind Indian chess players, while theatre company Cap-a-Pie used performance to communicate research.
One of the Institute’s most notable projects was Northumbrian Exchanges, which supported rural communities in Northumberland by stimulating economic development through cultural activity, and audience development through co-produced and participative practice-led activity.
The winner will be announced at an event in London on November 24.
You can find out more information about the awards here.
published on: 13 September 2016