Favela to the World: a Knowledge Transfer collaboration between People's Palace Projects (QMUL) & the AfroReggae UK Partnership

Lead Research Organisation: Queen Mary, University of London
Department Name: Drama

Abstract

The richness and diversity of Brazilian culture is matched by the dimension of its social crises. In response to histories marked by violence and exclusion, participatory arts practices have developed as a means of survival and resistance. Lives that have been devalued have been celebrated in adversity. Identity, respect, resilience, visibility and self-esteem have been strengthened where they were most vulnerable by popular cultural traditions which draw on Brazil's unique mix of European, African and Indigenous roots. In the last 2 decades, these traditions have been re-enforced by more active initiatives that forge culture as a legitimate weapon in the fight against the forces that devastate Brazil's poorest communities. Where state provision in healthcare, education, public security and environmental protection has been most absent, the arts have been most actively engaged.
People's Palace Projects [PPP], a research centre in applied arts at Queen Mary, University of London, has been developing programmes in Brazil for over a decade under the directorship of Professor Paul Heritage. With support from the AHRC, British Academy and National Lottery, PPP implemented arts-based human rights projects in Brazil's prison service for over 20,000 prisoners and guards across 12 states from 1996-2005. Projects were also established with young people who had recently left juvenile detention or deemed at risk of being in conflict with the law, within communities devastated by the impact of gun/gang crime. PPP researched, created and evaluated projects in partnership with a range of Brazilian arts and non-arts agencies including the Centre for the Theatre of the Oppressed, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, Centre for the Study of Public Security and Citizenship, UN Latin American Institute for the study of crime and delinquency, Department of Prisons [Brazilian Ministry of Justice]. Since then, PPP has concentrated on researching how the experience and expertise learned in Brazil can be applied in related contexts in the UK. With funding from Arts Council England, PPP has worked in partnership with a range of British agencies and arts institutions to investigate how to 'translate' socially-engaged Brazilian cultural strategies into specific actions in London and Manchester. This practice-based research focused on how effective Brazilian arts-based interventions into gun/gang crime culture can be understood at a local and institutional level in the UK. A series of workshops, seminars, performances and publications have demonstrated the power and validity of the Brazilian experiences beyond their immediate context. During 3 years of research and consultation, PPP has constructed a network of partners that will enable the knowledge to be transferred to the UK in ways that reflect the lessons learned from the Brazilian research experiences. This partnership includes: Barbican Centre [Barbican Bite/Barbican Education], Bigga Fish [urban youth music/enterprise organisation], Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Contact Theatre Manchester, Newcastle/Gateshead Initiative, Learning Trust [Hackney's education service], Shoreditch Trust [regeneration agency] and the Metropolitan Black Police Association. PPP will facilitate this multi-disciplinary partnership so that knowledge is transferred from Brazilian cultural practices to the UK, and between arts and non-arts agencies here. Under the direction of Professor Paul Heritage, the Knowledge Transfer programme of FAVELA TO THE WORLD [2009-2012] will increase capability and capacity by training and supporting a network of organisations and individual practitioners, by reaching the young people and broader audiences with whom they work, and by engaging with wider debates to enable maximum learning opportunities for communities of interest and policy making.

Publications

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Description The project consisted of a range of training workshops, performances, public debates and demonstrations, placing young people in dialogue with a range of artists, policy makers, social development professionals and cultural institutions.

Key findings from the work with public agencies (including):

Liverpool Primary Care Trust
Liverpool Police
Salisbury Police
John Ivie Pupil Referral Unit
Wiltshire Virtual School

We found that by embedding Grupo Cultural AfroReggae's (GCAR) approach to social inclusion and youth participation in social development agencies supporting young people at risk of violence in the UK we have furthered their understanding and ability to be more creative and innovative in applying socially engaged arts practice in community settings

In doing so the agencies have identified the need for greater collaboration between arts practice and social development policy that promotes social inclusion for young people

The KT collaboration has also informed the approach that public agencies will continue to take when designing services and activities that benefit young people.

Specific examples of this can be evidenced in the work GCAR undertook in Liverpool where we worked with the Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust (Everyman & Playhouse Theatres), the Police, Liverpool Primary Care Trust

Similarly the collaboration between GCAR and Salisbury partners (John Ivie Pupil Referral Unit and the Wiltshire virtual school) is another key example of how the fellowship has advanced innovation in the ways the social and artistic sectors in the UK collaborate

From the work with the arts organisations including:
Grupo Cultural AfroReggae
People's Palace Projects
Contact Theatre, Manchester
The Sage Gateshead
Lawnmowers Theatre Company
Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Playing On
The Roundhouse
Southbank Centre
Barbican Centre
St. Paul's Way Trust School
Dance City
Juice Festival
Bad Taste Cru
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust (Everyman & Playhouse Theatres)
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Wiltshire Music
Tallinn City of Culture 2011

We found that we have the capacity to take CGAR on a UK wide Knowledge Transfer journey and create and sustain a national network of arts organisations that work with young people and ensure there is agency and voice to socially engaged arts practice in the UK.
Exploitation Route Public Sector agencies, including: Police/ Neighbourhood Police teams, Primary Care Trusts, Youth Offending Teams, Neighbourhood Management Teams, Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Local Authority youth engagement teams, Youth Services, National and local Resilience consortia, Localism partnerships, Community organisers, Pupil Referral Units, Virtual Schools, Schools, Adult Learning Agencies,

Third sector and voluntary sector organisations that work directly with young people at risk of violence, including leap Confronting Conflict, Tender, Foundation for Peace (Warrington), Centre for Good Relations (Burnley), The Young Foundation

Existing and emerging social enterprise and community interest organisations in the UK

Arts and social development organisations working directly with people living with disabilities

Funding bodies that commission innovative approaches to working creatively with the youth justice and social justice agendas, including: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Calouste Gubenkian Foundation, Esme Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, The Wellcome Trust, The British Council
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/publications/favela-to-the-world-knowledge-transfer-fellowship-evaluation-report/
 
Description FOR A FULL SUMMARY OF THE ACTIVITY AND IMPACTS OF THIS GRANT, PLEASE REFER TO THE FINAL EVALUATION REPORT, SINCE INFORMATION INPUTTED INTO ROS FOR THE PURPOSE OF AHRC REPORTING IN 2012-3-14 WAS UNFORTUNATELY VERY POORLY MIGRATED TO RESEARCHFISH RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF SUBSTANTIAL INFORMATION WHICH WOULD BE EXTREMELY TIMECONSUMING TO RE-INPUT. THE RESEARCH GRANT ACTIVITY AND IMPACTS ARE CAREFULLY DOCUMENTED IN THE REPORT HERE: http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/publications/favela-to-the-world-knowledge-transfer-fellowship-evaluation-report/ 1. The fellowship enabled People's Palace Projects and Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (CGAR) to deliver a four-year programme of work that experimented with and embedded favela based transformational arts practice within communities across the UK and in doing so reached over 3025 young people over the lifetime of the project. The knowledge transfer learning has also helped UK Arts and Social development organisations to re-assess and re-evaluate the future direction of community arts practice for young people affected by conflict and social exclusion in the UK. Furthermore the Fellowship has strengthened Brazilian and UK arts and social development partnerships by locating key elements of GCAR's approach to working with young people in a range of social development and arts contexts in the UK. In doing so it has raised/ reasserted some important questions and research possibilities for UK and international cultural and social development disciplines, sectors and structures. PPP facilitated the knowledge transfer of GCAR's approach to working with young people at risk of violence in Brazilian favelas to cultural institutions and arts practitioners from a range of disciplines in the UK, The seminars and training for artists and arts organisations were an essential focus of much of the work. The impact can be seen in how arts institutions such as the SAGE Gateshead, The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, Contact Theatre Manchester, Liverpool Theatres Trust working with Liverpool Primary Care Trust, and Salisbury International Arts Festival developed GCAR's model of cultural warriors and and developed cohorts of young people who will continue to develop their own skills and cascade the skills they have developed through being trained and nurtured on the Cultural Warriors programme of work. The impacts on the debate around the importance and role of culture in developing socially engaged young people have been located in national cultural institutions and have informed how institutions will continue to deliver social development policy alongside cultural practice. The knowledge transfer learning has helped UK Arts and Social development organisations to re-assess and re-evaluate the future direction of community arts practice for young people affected by conflict and social exclusion in the UK. Furthermore the Fellowship strengthened Brazilian and UK arts and social development partnerships by locating key elements of GCAR's approach to working with young people in a range of social development and arts contexts in the UK. In doing so it has raised/ reasserted some important questions and research possibilities for UK and international cultural and social development disciplines, sectors and structures. The Liverpool AfroReggae Summer Project delivered in collaboration with Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust was a flagship project within Liverpool's Year of Health & Wellbeing. It was, at the time, the largest single investment by a UK Primary Care Trust in an arts/cultural project and the commissioning PCT reported back to Liverpool Theatres their satisfaction with the delivery and outcomes of the project. Economic impact: as a result of the KT fellowship with GCAR, PPP secured further funding to deliver socially engaged arts initiatives with young people from Arts Council England and others. * Paul Hamlyn Foundation committed a total of £150,000 to support "Cultural Warriors", a youth leadership programme using AfroReggae's techniques and training to develop the skills and resilience of young creative practitioners from excluded communities in the UK as cultural leaders within those communities. This programme worked alongside the Knowledge Transfer Fellowship and increased its reach and impact.. * The existence of the Cultural Warriors training programme, which required a freelance Project Director under Paul Heritage's supervision, enabled the creation of a part time post at People's Palace Projects: Associate Director, which was sustained from 2010-2015. * The commitment to long-term collaboration between Paul Heritage/People's Palace Projects and Grupo Cultural AfroReggae also enabled the creation of a Collaborative Doctoral Award into GCAR's practice, jointly hosted between the two organisations, and held by Sylvan Baker from 2010-2015 resulting in a PhD. Sylvan Baker then went on to a teaching post at Central School of Speech & Drama. * As part of Southbank Centre's Festival Brazil, 2010, Southbank built on a small investment of Knowledge Transfer funds in taking their Head of Creative Learning to see AfroReggae and other practitioners, programming a 3 day festival of AfroReggae's work with seminars, public workshops and performances that in turn became a further element of the Knowledge Transfer research. * The Lawnmowers Theatre Company created 2 professional posts and a new participation group "Beat This", based on drumming (and therefore open to participants whose learning disability affects their verbal communication skills) to develop and build on the exchange work with GCAR under the KT fellowship. Santander Universities UK have sponsored 6 places per year for QMUL students to visit and work with AfroReggae for a week to ten days in Rio de Janeiro in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The knowledge transfer learning has also helped UK Arts and Social development organisations to re-assess and re-evaluate the future direction of community arts practice for young people affected by conflict and social exclusion in the UK Furthermore the Fellowship has strengthened Brazilian and UK arts and social development partnerships by locating key elements of GCAR's approach to working with young people in a range of social development and arts contexts in the UK. In doing so it has raised/ reasserted some important questions and research possibilities for UK and international cultural and social development disciplines, sectors and structures During the four year programme PPP collaboratively delivered academic seminars and publications Furthermore the Favela to the world project was selected as an AHRC case study for wider KT programmes Contributed to Sylvan Baker's QMUL collaborative doctorate award (PhD completed 2015)
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Calouste Gulbenkian UK Foundation: Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://civicroleartsinquiry.gulbenkian.org.uk/panel
 
Description Paul Heritage participation in AHRC GCRF Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Drawing on his experience of this and other collaborative international research, and in particular on the examination within this research project of the factors that make for a successful international exchange collaboration, Paul Heritage has served on the AHRC's Advisory Group for the Global Challenges Research Fund, participating in a Town Hall Meeting in November 2017 (making a presentation) and PPP sent 2 delegates to a recent residential meeting led by Naomi Sykes and Charles Forsdick that aimed to make recommendations / create information and advice resources about GCRF for AHRC, HEIs, peers among Arts and Humanities researchers, and the public.
 
Description Favela to the world: Further funding
Amount £240,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ACE 16693563 
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2015
 
Description Collaboration with QMUL Network, British Council Brazil, British Council Cultural Skills Unit, and Creative Wick to present 2 Creative Economy seminars 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Collaborator Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Impact Dates are in discussion for the conference/symposium but they are due to take in a timeframe beyond this reporting period.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with QMUL Network, British Council Brazil, British Council Cultural Skills Unit, and Creative Wick to present 2 Creative Economy seminars 
Organisation Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Collaborator Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Impact Dates are in discussion for the conference/symposium but they are due to take in a timeframe beyond this reporting period.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with QMUL Network, British Council Brazil, British Council Cultural Skills Unit, and Creative Wick to present 2 Creative Economy seminars 
Organisation Hackney Wick Cultural Interest Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Collaborator Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Impact Dates are in discussion for the conference/symposium but they are due to take in a timeframe beyond this reporting period.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with QMUL Network, British Council Brazil, British Council Cultural Skills Unit, and Creative Wick to present 2 Creative Economy seminars 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Collaborator Contribution We are in discussion with these partners towards two two-day public events on the Creative Economy to be held 30 April-1 May 2018 and 8-9 May 2018. At the point of delivery of the events, this will include further direct and in-kind contributions from the partnership.
Impact Dates are in discussion for the conference/symposium but they are due to take in a timeframe beyond this reporting period.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Bad Taste Cru
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Collaborator Contribution Dance City hosted performances and provided rehearsal and working space. The dance agency also provided the structure which supported their resident company, Bad Taste Cru, enabling them to participate.
Impact Grupo Cultural AfroReggae's AfroLata collaborated with Bad Taste Cru to create a new performance, 'Together Apart' at Dance City in November 2009 and a series of arts engagement workshops for local young people alongside this, in which GCAR exchanged knowledge and skills with members of Bad Taste Cru. Following this, Bad Taste Cru returned to Rio de Janeiro for a residency with AfroLata at AfroReggae's home base of Vigário Geral including performances of 'Together Apart' at Fundição Progresso. The group then travelled to São Paulo where they took part in the Antidoto conference examining conflict, conflict resolution and the role of artistic reponses, also performing the piece again. In 2010, members of Bad Taste Cru travelled to Liverpool to work alongside AfroReggae with local young people at risk of involvement in gang violence, during the Liverpool summer residency programme.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Bad Taste Cru
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Contact Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Dance City
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Collaborator Contribution Dance City hosted performances and provided rehearsal and working space. The dance agency also provided the structure which supported their resident company, Bad Taste Cru, enabling them to participate.
Impact Grupo Cultural AfroReggae's AfroLata collaborated with Bad Taste Cru to create a new performance, 'Together Apart' at Dance City in November 2009 and a series of arts engagement workshops for local young people alongside this, in which GCAR exchanged knowledge and skills with members of Bad Taste Cru. Following this, Bad Taste Cru returned to Rio de Janeiro for a residency with AfroLata at AfroReggae's home base of Vigário Geral including performances of 'Together Apart' at Fundição Progresso. The group then travelled to São Paulo where they took part in the Antidoto conference examining conflict, conflict resolution and the role of artistic reponses, also performing the piece again. In 2010, members of Bad Taste Cru travelled to Liverpool to work alongside AfroReggae with local young people at risk of involvement in gang violence, during the Liverpool summer residency programme.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and GGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Salisbury International Arts Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Southbank Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Co
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation The Sage Gateshead
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaborations and Partnerships: Favela to the World 
Organisation Theatre Royal Stratford East
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The programme was developed by PPP and CGAR in collaboration with UK partner organisations including: Cultural Warriors, Bad Taste Cru and Dance City 2009-10, Antidote 2010, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Metropolitan Police 2010, Salisbury International Arts Festival 2010-11-12 Tallinn City of Culture 2010, Contact Theatre Manchester, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, The Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre 2010, St. Paul's Way Trust School, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and with individual young people, practitioners and academics through a series of of lectures at Southbank Centre in July 2010, open workshops in April 2011 and the closing seminar for Cultural Warriors in May 2012. The fellowship sought to achieve an agreed set of quantitative and qualitative impacts directly benefitting young people at risk of violence (gang related etc.). However by locating the work in a wide variety of contexts; ranging from Pupil Referral Units in Wiltshire to the stages of The SAGE Gateshead, secondary schools in East London to the South Bank Centre, alongside communities and within social policy and ministerial arenas, our aim was always to ensure a horizontal and vertical dialogue ensuring the voices of young people were consistently present and informed the debates that the programme engendered.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Santander Universities sponsorship of bursaries each year for 6 QMUL students to visit AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Institute of Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage and PPP set up and coordinated a life-changing one week trip to work with AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro for six QMUL students, sponsored by Santander with a £10,000 costs contribution. Progamme will take place annually for 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution Santander contributed £10,000 each year and QMUL Development brokered the relationship with the sponsor.
Impact Six students spent a week in Rio de Janeiro.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Santander Universities sponsorship of bursaries each year for 6 QMUL students to visit AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro 
Organisation Santander UK Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage and PPP set up and coordinated a life-changing one week trip to work with AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro for six QMUL students, sponsored by Santander with a £10,000 costs contribution. Progamme will take place annually for 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution Santander contributed £10,000 each year and QMUL Development brokered the relationship with the sponsor.
Impact Six students spent a week in Rio de Janeiro.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Article in Platform by Poppy Spowage on Favela to the World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Article in Platform by Poppy Spowage on Favela to the World

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Communication Dissemination: Favela to the world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshops for practitioners and public

11/4/2011, workshop 17 pps

12/4/2011, workshop 16 pps

13/4/2011, workshop 17pps

Jan-Jun 2011, 54 schools workshops, 569 attendances

July 2010, 6 workshops at Southbank Centre, 510 attendances

August 2010, 81 workshops in Liverpool, 1149 attendances
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Communication Dissemination: Favela to the world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public performances at Southbank Centre, London by AfroReggae and UK participants in research project. Participants travelled from locations including Salisbury, Liverpool, Manchester and Gateshead to attend.

A film was also created about the workshop series (see URL)

19 public performances of work by AfroReggae and UK participants over 3 years to total audiences of 3720.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoA6CUMJhaE
 
Description Communication Dissemination: Favela to the world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The fellowship was a discovery of how best to disseminate the learning form a myriad of happenstances; the individual encounters between artists, the group process in workshops, the performances and impact on audiences, the conferences, debates, and ultimately the unique personal affects/ life stories all became essential narratives of the project and partnership

Public debates / seminars / workshops were organised:

July 2010, 3 debates at Southbank Centre, 346 attendees

01/12/2011, debate at Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at Portcullis House. 70 attendees

August 2010, 1 debate during Liverpool progra
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Short Film for YouTube: AfroReggae Explosion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video documentation of workshop and performance series at Southbank Centre in 2010 gained 295 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoA6CUMJhaE