- examining critically the potential economic, social and cultural benefits from bringing together sport and the arts;
- fostering collaboration and new work between researchers working in the fields of sport and the arts, across different disciplines, in part also to begin to address a significant gap in existing research studies in this field;
- drawing together academics, policy makers, professionals and practitioners working in the fields of sport and the arts and contributing to a shared understanding of synergies and benefits of co-operation.
Seminar 1. Participation and audiences, National Football Museum, Manchester, Tuesday 28th June, 2016. 11.00am – 16.30
Dr Beatriz Garcia (University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University) The Olympics changing participation practices and profiles.
Prof Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire) Audience experience in art-sport: additive? interactive? transformative?
Dr Paul Widdop (Leeds Beckett University) Social stratification across two cultural fields: the juxtaposition of participation in sport and music domains.
Seminar 2. Aesthetics and representation, The Watershed, Bristol, Tuesday 6th September, 2016. 11.00am – 16.30
Prof Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham) The aesthetics of sport and the arts: competing and complementary.
Jo Longhurst (Artist) Other Spaces Brazil: an art & sport case study.
Dr Mike O’Mahony (University of Bristol) The art and artifice of sports photography.
Seminar 3: Wellbeing, social capital and cultural citizenship, The Pavilion, Headingley Stadium, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, Monday 16th January, 2017. 11.00am – 16.30
Dr Andrew Miles (University of Manchester) Sport, class and everyday/vernacular cultural capital.
Dr Leila Jancovich (Leeds Beckett University) Who decides what’s good for us?
Prof Franco Bianchini (University of Hull) & Prof Jonathan Long (Leeds Beckett University) New directions in the arts and sport? Critiquing national strategies.