The Art of Cultural Exchange: Translation and Transformation between the UK and Brazil 2014-16

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

Abstract

Cultural exchange is an important means by which nations and communities translate themselves and are in turn translated by others. This research proposes an investigation into cultural exchange as an act of translation. It will focus on the transformations sought through the exchange of artists, artistic production and artistic methodologies. With the support of British Council and Arts Council England, THE ART OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE forges a research collaboration between QMUL and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro that will map the current terrain of Anglo-Brazilian cultural exchanges. With a particular focus on UK exchanges with arts organizations emerging from Rio de Janeiro's peripheral urban territories, the research will extend analysis of how innovations in the social technologies of the arts seek to translate the city and transform lives.

The research project will ask what happens when artists translate ideas and practices from one cultural context to another: what gets lost and what gets learned in the adaptation? How are those who make the translations themselves transformed? How mutual is the act of translation and how sustainable is the process of transformation? If translation is, as is often said, a betrayal then how do we understand and evaluate the importance of the gaps and losses that open up during the process?

Through a mapping of Anglo-Brazilian arts and cultural exchange projects produced during the transition between two stagings of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2012-2016), this project will research how we can create new ways of practising the art of cultural exchange. In the context of an intense interest in creating new cultural dialogues with Brazil in recent and coming years, this project will ask how the UK and Brazil translate each other inflected through cultural exchanges mediated by voices from the periphery. THE ART OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE will investigate how the emergent 'interpreters' and intermediaries of Brazil's own peripheries are engaged in a process of translation through cultural exchanges that can re-interpret UK social realities. The translators in this instance will include young artists and cultural activists emerging in Rio de Janeiro through a series of arts-based projects in favelas and peripheral communities, who will be direct participants in the research process. It will also link these particular artists, organisations and movements to other peripheral Brazilian cultural manifestations, both contemporary and historic.

The research will offer an opportunity to examine processes of cultural exchange involving Brazilian arts practitioners collaborating with a range of UK arts organisations, as they seek to translate ideas, ideologies and forms of knowledge into new contexts. Arts and cultural policy debates in the UK over the last decade have struggled to resist a dualism in which the need to maintain the aesthetic 'excellence' of the artistic endeavour is pitted against the search for a new social purpose and value for the arts. This proposed research project will connect to, build on and contribute to those debates, investigating how radical Brazilian ideas and practices can bring fresh perspectives, alternative frameworks and different ways of working. The investigation will be a collaboration between academics, artists, policy makers, social and cultural agencies to discover other models for cultural exchanges. It will open up the possibilities of different approaches and methodologies for UK arts organizations and policy makers, and aims to contribute to the strengthening of cultural and academic dialogues between Brazil and the UK. THE ART OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE looks to the peripheral urban territories of Rio de Janeiro for an exchange that offers new ways to translate our own values and experiences in the UK, providing a challenge to ideas that characterise so much of our own cultural debates and perhaps by extension the very idea of translation itself.

Planned Impact

Governments: DCMS and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture have created a framework for arts and cultural exchange between UK and Brazil (MoU 2010). This research will contribute to understanding how ideas and practices can be more effectively shared, circulated and transmitted under this cooperation. Heritage (PI) has advised both governments on the ways in which the UK and Brazil can collaborate in the development of new knowledge and understanding in relation to cultural policy, and this research project will extend the ways in which they can create effective shared initiatives. International cultural initiatives developed by the Greater London Authority and LOCOG have facilitated engagement with Rio de Janeiro to build the legacy of 2012, and this research will seek to enhance new strategic collaborations with the cultural secretariats of the state and municipal governments of Rio de Janeiro.
Public sector: British Council, Arts Council England and the Brazilian National Foundation for the Arts/FUNARTE & Ministry of Culture have all expressed strong support for this research as a means of interrogating their own practices in the anticipation that it will contribute to the development of new and more effective ways of initiating and nurturing cultural dialogue. Through their close links with the cultural teams of the Public Olympic Authority (APO) and the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio2016), the research team will establish at least one case study that is linked to the Olympic and Paralympic cultural dialogue between London and Rio in order to enhance understanding of the ways in which cultural exchange is inflected and mediated within the wider context of global mega-events. It will also encourage the establishment of international cultural exchanges that extend to and include peripheral communities and territories within the Olympic and Paralympic cultural programme.
Third Sector: UK-based charitable trusts and foundations that promote international cultural programmes (such as the Gulbenkian, Clore Duffield, Jerwood) are often the most active and agile in investigating new ideas and practices. The PI and People's Palace Projects (arts-based research centre and charitable organization at QMUL) work closely with third sector cultural institutions and invite senior representatives to contribute to the proposed seminars. Further circulation and transmission of the research will be encouraged through the trusts and foundations' own mechanisms of dissemination and debate.
Arts organizations: At least 12 arts organizations in UK and Brazil will be directly engaged through the 6 case studies, benefiting from the new understanding within their own practices and the comparative learning with other organizations engaged in parallel processes. Further arts organizations will participate in the 2 seminars and the research will be promoted widely across the arts sector through the networks of the Arts Council England, British Council and FUNARTE (who have offered infrastructural support for the research and its dissemination).
The media: Traditional UK media (newspapers, radio and television) will be actively looking for legacy links between London and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and the PI will work closely with the QMUL communication team to enable access by journalists to stories and ideas emerging from the research. Many of the artists and cultural thinkers from peripheral territories (UK/Brazil) are extremely active agents in social media and will be transmitting and circulating ideas and provocations throughout the research process.
Local communities: The research is focused on translating processes by which Brazilian peripheral arts organizations transform their communities through becoming new intermediaries and agents in the transmission of knowledge. The impact of this research on a wider public in the UK will be through the translation of these practices through the process of cultural exchange.
 
Title London as a Village 
Description 22 minute documentary film by indigenous filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro, turning the anthropological observation skills he learned in Brazil on the population of London. The film is structured around analogies/comparisons between indigenous cultural practices and the behaviours of various communities in London. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact 1) Creation of the first film about London by a Brazilian indigenous filmmaker 2) The film has received a series of screenings in Brazil and London with post-show discussions offered, at institutions including the Embassy of Brazil in London, Birkbeck, East 15, SOAS and Oxford Universities, and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. 3) Takumã Kuikuro has become an Associate of People's Palace Projects. Other impacts from the work with him are captured under "Collaborations". 
URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/film-london-village-available-online-2/
 
Description THE ART OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE project has assisted understanding for policy makers and arts organisations/researchers alike of:

1. The extent, reach, impact and nature of the cultural exchange between Brazil and the UK between 2012 and 2016 (with particular emphasis on the Olympic legacy projects between London2012 and Rio2016)

2. A range of significant methodological features of cultural projects seeking international collaboration and partnership to take forward issues of social development in peripheral territories and communities

3. How a better understanding of effective practices in cultural exchange can be identified and developed into cultural policy.


The research has revealed how:

4. cultural exchange can be productive as a shared search for active art practices that are social, territorial and engaged in the construction of communities

5. the discernible shift from a focus on homogenised and often pasteurised notions of national identity as defining the purpose, content and shape of international cultural exchanges has enabled alternative voices and practices to emerge that are often far from stable in the internal exchanges within their own country. The process of international exchange is an effective and often powerful means of affirming marginal artistic and social identities at 'home'

6. exchanges between the UK and Brazil go beyond the borders created by the accidents of migration and the restrictions which seek to hold art practices in place so as to redefine what we can be in the world.

7. the routes taken during the most revealing exchanges rarely follow the paths that have been sign-posted in advance. There is no map, no compass, no clock, no manual that can adequately predict, gauge, measure, define or even record the multiple, unpredictable, unquantifiable exchanges that are made through the process of artistic collaborations across cultures. Our research demonstrates the inadequacies of the instruments we have for translation and the richness of the consequent invention when participants truly trust to open the unknown.
Exploitation Route - Arts organisations will be able to consult the research as a means of understanding how cultural exchange programmes can be most effectively constructed.

- Policy makers and funding agencies can use the research to understand where and how cultural exchange is most effective and what steps need to be taken to increase reach, diversity and impact of investment

- Academics can use both the analysis and the range of raw material presented by the case studies as the basis for further research. The theoretical questions laid out in the position papers and the revelations of past/current/future trends in mapping can be used as the basis for further interdisciplinary study.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://www.inter-cultural.com
 
Description British Council's participation as a partner in the research has enabled it to use the discussions to inform its own evaluation and reporting on its Transform 2012-16 strategic programme of cultural exchanges between the UK and Brazil. The learning from the programme has fed in to discussions among peers and with AHRC that are helping to inform AHRC's policy and management structures for Global Challenges Research Fund, including a commission from ESRC and AHRC to co-curate a research seminar for UK and international participants in 2019 to discuss best practices in research collaborations between indigenous and non-indigenous researchers intended to provide resources to future UK researchers in the GCRF portfolio. Outputs from the research have been made available to a wide variety of arts organisations and the general public, e.g. screenings of Takumã Kuikuro's film "London as a Village" which has increased understanding and awareness of Brazilian indigenous culture in the UK and vice versa, and influenced AIKAX's desire to set up a new collaboration with People's Palace Projects that seeks to use cultural exchange as a tool to support economic development within the community and raise awareness of Kuikuro culture more widely in Brazil and the world. The collaboration between Heritage and Takumã has continued to expand, with two further AHRC grants ('The Currency of Cultural Exchange' and 'The Challenge of the Xingu'). The collaboration between Agencia de Redes para Juventude, People's Palace Projects and Agency UK has secured further funding from Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund) and expanded its network to incorporate three new partners in Cardiff, Belfast (2018) and Waltham Forest (launching 2019). Paul Heritage's article, drawing on the research, has been reprinted in programmes for Complicite's 'The Encounter' on its UK and world tours during which it has been seen by over 100,000 people to date and is due to be performed for a further Barbican run in May 2018. Paul Heritage also contributed to a series of post show discussions during the Edinburgh Festival and London Barbican runs, some with Takumã Kuikuro. A potential further collaboration is under discussion for summer 2019. Circo Crescer e Viver selected Shakespeare as a theme for the first show by a Brazilian circus company integrating disabled performers, partly as a result of participating in the research into the ways Shakespeare has been used by Brazilian artists in various contexts, using Shakespeare's "universalizing" position to raise the voices of excluded communities.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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 Beyond exchange: raising the value, increasing flow and ensuring socio-economic impact of arts & cultural resources in peripheral territories
Amount £90,223 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S00582X/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description Direct Funding
Amount £19,264 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 11/2016
 
Description Indigenous Research Methods workshop
Amount £52,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2019
 
Description Innovation Grants to extend impact
Amount £99,974 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P007708/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 05/2018
 
Description Newton Fund: Follow-On Funding to extend research impact
Amount £224,961 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P007252/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Title Mapping survey 
Description Online survey (bilingual) freely available and targeted towards cultural sector organisations known to have engaged in cultural exchanges 2012-2016 by both the research team and British Council Brazil (project partners). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Responses to survey led to the creation of new online research database and visual tool (online map) enabling research team, interested parties from policy/cultural sector, and general public to search for exchanges that have taken place between UK and Brazil during the 2012-2016 period covered by the research. 
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/mapeamento/mapa?lang=en
 
Title Dataset: mapping results for cultural exchange projects UK-Brazil, 2012-2016 
Description Database held on Excel (copy on Googledocs), compiled from 141 unique survey responses, that underlies the interactive map of exchanges displayed on the project website 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Interactive map of survey results published on the research project site 
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/mapeamento/mapa?lang=en
 
Description Agência de Redes para a Juventude 
Organisation Agency for Youth Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Through The Art of Cultural exchange Director of social organisation Agency of Youth Networks' (Agência de Redes para a Juventude) was introduced to a number of researchers and policy makers, including Prof. Leandro Valiati (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS- and member of CEGOV/UFRGS) which resulted in Agency of Youth Networks to become a partner on The Currency of Cultural Exchange: re-thinking models of indigenous development" (PI: Heritage; Co-I: Valiati) and "Relative Values" (AH/P014658/1).
Collaborator Contribution Agency of Youth Networks' (Agência de Redes para a Juventude) Director, Marcus Faustini participated as a speaker in the two seminars produced by The Art of Cultural Exchange (London and Rio de Janeiro), meeting with Prof. Leandro Valiati (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS- and member of CEGOV/UFRGS), which lead to both collaborating on AHRC funded "Relative Values" (AH/P014658/1) and "The Currency of Cultural Exchange: re-thinking models of indigenous development" (PI: Heritage; Co-I: Valiati - AH/P007708/1) projects.
Impact Agency of Youth Networks became partner in two AHRC funded projects: 1. "Relative Values" (AH/P014658/1) 2. "The Currency of Cultural Exchange: re-thinking models of indigenous development" (AH/P007708/1)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Brazilian Embassy in London / Hayle Gedalha / London as a Village 
Organisation Embassy of Brazil in London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage invited Hayle Gadelha, Cultural Attaché of the Brazilian Embassy in the UK, to join the London Advisory Board for the research project. "London as a Village" (film output) was produced as part of the research project.
Collaborator Contribution Hayle Gadelha contributed to Advisory Board meetings and offered the Embassy of Brazil's screening room to host the UK Premiere of "London as a Village" at a special event on Monday 16th February 2016.
Impact Premiere of the film/case study at Brazilian Embassy, Trafalgar Square, on 16 February 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description British Council collaboration 
Organisation British Council
Department British Council in Brazil
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PPP is leading the research and producing the seminars
Collaborator Contribution British Council Brazil participated in both London and Rio Advisory Boards for the research, and made financial contributions towards the seminars including commissioning position papers. Graham Sheffield, Director Arts (global) opened the London seminar on 10th June 2015. In Rio, Martin Dowle (Director Brasil) jointly opened the seminar, and Luiz Coradazzi, Director Arts British Council Brasil, led a panel on the experience of the "Transform" strategic initiative. Senior staff of the British Council are also contributing to the final publication.
Impact Investment of £19,264 from British Council to enhance the research, in particular expanding the seminar activity in London and Rio; including commissioning of 4 additional position papers (2 London, 2 Rio); supporting the participation of Jude Kelly CBE and Katherine Zeserson in the Rio seminar, 20th October 2016. A series of further arts collaborations flowed from the connections made during the two seminars, which are noted as further collaborations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI Paul Heritage and his research team at People's Palace Projects are leading the project. Research Assistant and project manager André Piza) has taken main responsibility for coordinating the project timetable, coordinating the mapping research, fieldwork, case study interviews (jointly with the Rio research assistants) and writing-up of the case study material, and for producing the seminar in London and the week of discussions, round tables, site visits and seminar in Rio de Janeiro, as well as coordinating the timetable and material for the final report/publication.
Collaborator Contribution Co-Investigator Ilana Strozenberg and her research team are based at UFRJ and the research is being conducted in partnership. UFRJ will host the second seminar for the programme. Research Assistants in Rio are Ana Claudia Souza and Teresa Guilhon. Working collaboratively with André in the UK, Ana Claudia and Teresa have supported the mapping exercise in Brazil, conducted fieldwork interviews in both Brazil and UK, written up case-study material towards the final report/publication, and coordinated the design of the website, adding material through the course of the research project.
Impact The research itself is the output of this collaboration, including the project website, which includes the mapping of UK-Brazil exchange projects during 2012-16: the case studies, and the final report/publication: also the 2 seminars.
Start Year 2014
 
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 Research team contributed to the organisation of the two-day public event on the Creative Economy, held 30 April-1 May.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed by leading the organisation of the event, including defining the programme, inviting speakers and guests. The first day of the event took place at Stour Space and the second one at QMUL Graduate Centre.
Impact 1. Pre-Conference Creative Economy Networks Venue: Stour Space Date: 30-04-2018 Time: 09:30 2. Conference - Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange Venue: Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL Date: 01-05-2018 Time: 09:30 Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People's Palace Projects.
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 Research team contributed to the organisation of the two-day public event on the Creative Economy, held 30 April-1 May.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed by leading the organisation of the event, including defining the programme, inviting speakers and guests. The first day of the event took place at Stour Space and the second one at QMUL Graduate Centre.
Impact 1. Pre-Conference Creative Economy Networks Venue: Stour Space Date: 30-04-2018 Time: 09:30 2. Conference - Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange Venue: Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL Date: 01-05-2018 Time: 09:30 Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People's Palace Projects.
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 Research team contributed to the organisation of the two-day public event on the Creative Economy, held 30 April-1 May.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed by leading the organisation of the event, including defining the programme, inviting speakers and guests. The first day of the event took place at Stour Space and the second one at QMUL Graduate Centre.
Impact 1. Pre-Conference Creative Economy Networks Venue: Stour Space Date: 30-04-2018 Time: 09:30 2. Conference - Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange Venue: Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL Date: 01-05-2018 Time: 09:30 Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People's Palace Projects.
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 Research team contributed to the organisation of the two-day public event on the Creative Economy, held 30 April-1 May.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed by leading the organisation of the event, including defining the programme, inviting speakers and guests. The first day of the event took place at Stour Space and the second one at QMUL Graduate Centre.
Impact 1. Pre-Conference Creative Economy Networks Venue: Stour Space Date: 30-04-2018 Time: 09:30 2. Conference - Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange Venue: Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL Date: 01-05-2018 Time: 09:30 Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People's Palace Projects.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Complicite / Simon McBurney: indigenous exchange 
Organisation Complicite
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage was invited to accompany, and PPP was asked to facilitate/broker, a series of research trips by Simon McBurney in the development of Complicite's theatre piece 'The Encounter'. Paul Heritage translated meetings between Simon McBurney and sound designer Gareth Fry, indigenous Brazilians descended from Mayoruna people in the Amazonian village of Marajaí, and meetings between Simon McBurney and Kuikuro people including Takuma Kuikuro in the Ipatse Village, Upper Xingu indigenous territory.
Collaborator Contribution Simon McBurney opened up Complicite's creative processes to the research team; made a powerful contribution to the London seminar for The Art of Cultural Exchange; invited Paul Heritage to contribute an essay to the theatre programme; and invited Paul Heritage and Takuma Kuikuro to contribute to a Post Show Discussion on 21 February 2016 at the Barbican, including screening clips of 'London as a Village', one of the research project outputs. 'The Encounter' ended with a retelling of Simon McBurney's meeting with the elder of the Mayoruna community in Marajaí and of the responsibility for McBurney to tell, and for audiences to listen to, the story of indigenous experience and their people's place in the world. "On the edges of our world, there are voices to be heard, that can help us - not just today, but in the future." (from McBurney's closing remarks at the London Seminar as live tweeted by PPP) A series of Complicite's dissemination materials referencing the collaborative research are linked from the PPP page on the impact of our research, URL below.
Impact 1) Simon McBurney's contribution to The Art of Cultural Exchange London Seminar, 10th June 2015 2) Paul Heritage's essay in Complicite's theatre programme and participation of Paul Heritage in post show events and discussions around 'The Encounter' performances, including screening of clips from 'London as a Village' 3) online dissemination of video clips, blogs and interviews by Complicite Theatre Company provided their large audiences with other ways to engage with the research (links available on the URL) 4) Live stream of 'The Encounter' at Casa Rio hosted by Paul Heritage on 1 March 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creativeworks London / Prof. Morag Shiach / Dr. Tarek Virani 
Organisation Creativeworks London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PPP extended the networks (especially in Brazil) and supported application to AHRC Follow-On funding creating collaboration with University of São Paulo's Carlos Alberto Vanzolini Foundation which piloted the Creativeworks London voucher scheme in São Paulo through the project Creative Hubs and Urban Development Goals (UK/Brazil). A further major application to AHRC was put through in March 2017 for extended research also in collaboration with University of São Paulo and Carlos Alberto Vanzolini Foundation.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership allowed Heritage's and People's Palace Projects research and activity to engage more directly in the creative economy realm.
Impact 1. Social Change Through Creativity and Culture (Brazil) project was delivered in Rio de Janeiro with the support of PPP (Co-I: Shiach) 2. Social Change Through Creativity and Culture Stage 3: Extending Research Activity for Further Impact (PI: Heritage; Co-I: Shiach) 3. Creative Hubs and Urban Development Goals (UK/Brazil); (PI: Shiach; PPP is project partner) 4. Creativeworks London (PI: Shiach; Co-I: Heritage - among others) 5. PPP supported new AHRC application for further research collaboration with University of São Paulo and Creativeworks London
Start Year 2015
 
Description Dr Eliana Sousa Silva 
Organisation Maré Development Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Dr Eliana Sousa Silva, social work researcher at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and activist/leader of an area-based community development NGO in Rio's largest favela complex, Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré, and more recently, founder of a 2nd NGO, Instituto Associação João Aleixo de Souza. Dr Sousa Silva was introduced by Ilana Strozenberg as a potential contributor to the research, joining the Rio Advisory Group at the outset of the project. Discussions over The Art of Cultural Exchange made clear that there was significant shared ground and potential for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, and this has been activated in several subsequent projects. Prof Paul Heritage has continued to lead "The Art of Cultural Exchange" research project and maintain the dialogue with Advisory Board members including Dr Sousa Silva. We have built on the collaboration to reach beyond this specific research project: In October 2014, People's Palace Projects identified an opportunity to apply for a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship for Dr Sousa Silva on a project investigating police violence in excluded communities. We were successful in this collaborative endeavour. In June 2015, People's Palace Projects with Professor Cathy McIlwaine (QMUL) identified an opportunity for Dr Sousa Silva and colleagues at the Federal University of Rio to collaborate on UK-Brazilian research into women's experience of violence under a Global Challenges Research Fund call for Healthy Urban Cities. This application was successful (ES/N013247/1) and the research project is still active. In October 2015, Paul Heritage/People's Palace Projects and Prof Morag Shiach (QMUL) asked Dr Sousa Silva to collaborate as a mentor on a capacity-building project run in collaboration with AHRC - CreativeLab. In the second phase of the project, Morag Shiach was lead investigator for research grant AH/N008855/1, enabling the participants to propose and develop collaborative research projects, many of them in partnership with Dr Silva and Redes da Maré (see below).
Collaborator Contribution Dr Sousa Silva has: - contributed to 'The Art of Cultural Exchange for 2 years as part of the Rio Advisory Group - participated in the London seminar, where she contributed to a panel entitled 'Peripheral provocations: How do marginal social territories produce new cultural meanings in UK and Brazil? Can they be translated? What exchanges and dialogues are possible between Brazilian and British peripheries?' - chaired the debate: Risks and Adventures of Cultural Exchanges as part of The Art of Cultural Exchange final events at Redes da Maré. - Young artists associated with Redes da Maré and nominated by Dr. Silva were part of the research Exchange Workshop, sharing their experiences as arts practitioners within a context of cultural exchange, which informed the research overall reflection on the theme.
Impact 1. Paul Heritage is Co-Applicant and host to Dr Sousa Silva on a Newton Advanced Fellowship sponsored by the British Academy from March 2015 - March 2017, entitled 'Someone to Watch Over Me: New ways of understanding the Police, culture and the favela in Rio de Janeiro' that combines the disciplines of social work/sociology/criminology and drama, bringing in a network of colleagues including Law researchers and Human Geographers. Paul Heritage has supported Eliana Sousa Silva to make 3 research visits to the UK, brokering contacts for interviews with cultural organisations, police in London, Northumbria and Northern Ireland: London Mayor's Office, Independent Police Complaints Commission, solicitors and Inquest; in Rio de Janeiro, Dr Silva has undertaken field work to gather evidence about the community's experience of policing; and the collaborative research has delivered one seminar 'Dialogues on Public Security' in London, February 2016, and another in Rio de Janeiro, November 2016. We anticipate that there will be further opportunities to continue the knowledge exchange begun during this research project and extend its impact. 2. Both Paul Heritage and Eliana Sousa are contributors to a collaborative research team led by Prof Cathy McIlwaine (Geography, QMUL) which was awarded an ESRC grant application under the Newton "Urban Transformations" call, 'Healthy, Secure and Gender Just Cities: Transnational Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Rio de Janeiro and London' (ref: ES/N013247/1) from Spring 2015 to March 2017 (incl extension), on which Paul Heritage acts as UK Co-Investigator responsible for producing the drama and film outputs working with women's testimony. Eliana Sousa Silva acts as Rio consultant commissioned to undertake the fieldwork with women in Rio de Janeiro gathering testimony about their experiences of gender-based violence. 3. Dr Sousa Silva acted as a mentor and collaborator on 'Social Change through Creativity', AHRC Newton funded project ref. AH/N008855/1 on which Prof Morag Shiach (QMUL) was PI and Prof Paul Heritage was the consultant co-curator, overseeing the presentation of the research teams' creative outputs in Rio de Janeiro as part of Multiplicidade Festival. Dr Sousa Silva initially mentored and advised the international research teams on their project proposals, leading an orientating session in a the favela complex of Maré to outline the particular nature of Rio's urban socio-economic development challenges for the participating academics and artists, and then partnered several projects to enable them to work directly with people in Maré. In the second phase, Redes da Maré became not only the host for two of the five days of showcase presentation of the eight research collaborations, but also a key partner on five of the eight collaborative projects, thus partnering with all four UK academics and all five UK creatives who participated in this phase of the work, and enabling them to work directly with people in Maré. 4. Dr Sousa Silva has become an Associate of People's Palace Projects (honorary position) 5. Paul Heritage contributed to the launch event for Dr Sousa Silva's new NGO, Instituto João Aleixo, and a recent seminar on the culture of the periphery in Rio de Janeiro (15th March 2017). 6. As part of the seminar in November 2016 outlined in point 1, Redes da Maré also hosted the re-presentation of Outros Registros, an installation on police violence developed by Nico Espinoza (Federal University of Rio), Rafucko, Samuel Van Ransbeeck (then at Open University) and Tori Holmes (Queen's University Belfast) as part of CreativeLab (AH/N008855/1) and awarded Follow-On Funding for extending research impact under grant AH/P007252/1. 7. The debate Risks and Adventures of Cultural Exchanges was held at Redes da Maré, curated in collaboration with Dr. Sousa Silva. 8. Dr Sousa Silva also been invited to present at Southbank Centre's Women of the World festival in March 2017 following her introduction to Jude Kelly at the Rio seminar that formed part of this grant (The Art of Cultural Exchange). Paul Heritage and People's Palace Projects will support this additional opportunity to disseminate the collaborative research programmes discussed above through in-kind match funding (accommodation and translation). There is active discussion of the possibility of the Women of the World Festival happening in Rio during 2017-18, supported by a partnership of Southbank Centre, Redes da Maré and British Council.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Gulbenkian Foundation: Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations 
Organisation Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage served as an International Reference Group member to the Inquiry, identifying international models of good practice internationally that could inform and add value to the discussions and advising more generally on the Inquiry's outputs.
Collaborator Contribution Gulbenkian Foundation organised a series of events to which Paul Heritage and staff members of People's Palace Projects contributed as part of the Inquiry.
Impact The Inquiry has held a series of debates and published its proceedings on its website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Horniman Museum 
Organisation Horniman Museum and Gardens
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage invited Janet Vitmayer (Director, Horniman Museum & Gardens) to join the London Advisory Board for the project and subsequently advised on the Horniman Museum's Brazil Festival for 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Janet Vitmayer advised on the research as a London Advisory Board member and two members of Horniman staff attended and contributed to the London seminar. As part of their Brazil Festival 2016, Horniman programmed an exhibition "Favela: Joy and Pain in the City" which extended opportunities for the public in the UK to experience the work of photographers from Observatory of the Favelas (whose exchange with the UK formed part of one of the Case Studies within The Art of Cultural Exchange).
Impact 1) Following Paul Heritage's initial advice, the Horniman Museum sent a staff member to Brazil in 2015 to research programme and artists for their planned Brazil Festival 2016. PPP/Paul Heritage supported the trip and brokered meetings with artists, particularly in Rio. Subsequently, PPP was contracted to make programming suggestions for the Festival and to work on and support the participation of various artists. 2) The exhibition 'Favela: Joy and Pain in the City' was programmed at the Horniman from 23rd April to 18th September 2016. 3) the exhibition was also featured in the Guardian Online https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/may/02/favela-joy-and-pain-in-the-city-in-pictures 4) Residencies supported by PPP included: - Robson Rozza and Saulo Eduardo, performing a dance piece "Between X and Y" themed on intersex experience; running craft making workshops and storytelling sessions at the museum and collaborating with a local carnival association in South London - Derlon Almeida, creating new pieces of graffiti at four sites across London in Forest Hill, Shoreditch and Trafalgar Square - Projeto Morrinho, running participatory workshops with local young people and adults towards the collaborative creation of a decorative temporary installation at the Horniman representing a favela.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Jerry Brotton (QMUL), Mércio Pereira Gomes (UFRJ), and PPP 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage and the research team commissioned both Prof Mércio Pereira Gomes and Prof Jerry Brotton to write a position paper to the London seminar for this research project in June 2015 (see Publications) and the papers were discussed together as part of the seminar, opening up a theme of Europe's interactions and exchanges with indigenous cultures during the "Age of Discovery" and its relevance to Thomas More's UTOPIA..
Collaborator Contribution Jerry Brotton, Mércio Pereira Gomes: Writing of their position papers and contributions to discussions at the London seminar. The values of in kind support append to the further actions listed below as Outputs/Outcomes.
Impact 1) Jerry Brotton made an application to QMUL to support a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship for 2016-17 for Mércio Pereira Gomes, which QMUL granted. This included flight, contribution towards accommodation, use of resources e.g. Library and office space, and opportunities to lecture at QMUL and to attend lectures and seminars 2) Jerry Brotton and Mércio Pereira Gomes jointly applied (successfully) for the British Academy Newton Mobility funding round in 2016 and secured further funding to extend the cross-disciplinary research collaboration ("The Anthropology and History of Discovery: a Comparative Exploration") 3) SESC-SP mounted a two day seminar in São Paulo on 26th-27th April 2016 to mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's UTOPIA, in partnership with People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage co-curated the seminar). Jerry Brotton also lectured at this event, with QMUL contributing his and Joad Raymond's flights and accommodation. http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/utopia-500-years/ 4) Mércio Pereira Gomes gave his time for 1 month in October-November 2016 to work at QMUL for the first stage of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship / Newton Mobility research 5) Jerry Brotton was Co-Investigator on the successful application to AHRC, AH/P007252/1, extending research under a separate grant for further impact but also building on the research in "The Art of Cultural Exchange" to propose new work with a new partner, building on the CreativeLab "Utopias" strand to bring Factum Arte into a new cultural and artistic exchange with the Indigenous Kuikuro people living in the Upper Xingu. Multidisciplinary; Anthropology, Literature, History, Film.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Jerry Brotton (QMUL), Mércio Pereira Gomes (UFRJ), and PPP 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Centre for Molecular Oncology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage and the research team commissioned both Prof Mércio Pereira Gomes and Prof Jerry Brotton to write a position paper to the London seminar for this research project in June 2015 (see Publications) and the papers were discussed together as part of the seminar, opening up a theme of Europe's interactions and exchanges with indigenous cultures during the "Age of Discovery" and its relevance to Thomas More's UTOPIA..
Collaborator Contribution Jerry Brotton, Mércio Pereira Gomes: Writing of their position papers and contributions to discussions at the London seminar. The values of in kind support append to the further actions listed below as Outputs/Outcomes.
Impact 1) Jerry Brotton made an application to QMUL to support a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship for 2016-17 for Mércio Pereira Gomes, which QMUL granted. This included flight, contribution towards accommodation, use of resources e.g. Library and office space, and opportunities to lecture at QMUL and to attend lectures and seminars 2) Jerry Brotton and Mércio Pereira Gomes jointly applied (successfully) for the British Academy Newton Mobility funding round in 2016 and secured further funding to extend the cross-disciplinary research collaboration ("The Anthropology and History of Discovery: a Comparative Exploration") 3) SESC-SP mounted a two day seminar in São Paulo on 26th-27th April 2016 to mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's UTOPIA, in partnership with People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage co-curated the seminar). Jerry Brotton also lectured at this event, with QMUL contributing his and Joad Raymond's flights and accommodation. http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/utopia-500-years/ 4) Mércio Pereira Gomes gave his time for 1 month in October-November 2016 to work at QMUL for the first stage of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship / Newton Mobility research 5) Jerry Brotton was Co-Investigator on the successful application to AHRC, AH/P007252/1, extending research under a separate grant for further impact but also building on the research in "The Art of Cultural Exchange" to propose new work with a new partner, building on the CreativeLab "Utopias" strand to bring Factum Arte into a new cultural and artistic exchange with the Indigenous Kuikuro people living in the Upper Xingu. Multidisciplinary; Anthropology, Literature, History, Film.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nós do Morro Theatre Company 
Organisation Theater Group Nós do Morro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration with Nós do Morro Theatre Company provided the space and opportunity for the delivery of the debate The Place of Art in the City. The research project provided the context and basic costs for the event which was curated in collaboration with the Company. Alongside the main debate, the research team and two seminar speakers led workshops about cultural exchange and relevant arts practices for young artists associated with the company who joined The Art of Cultural Exchange final events delegation of young participants.
Collaborator Contribution Nós do Morro Theatre Company contributed to the curation of the event The Place of Art in the City which was held at their venue. Young artists associated with the company were part of the research Exchange Workshop, sharing their experiences as arts practitioners within a context of cultural exchange, which informed the research overall reflection on the theme.
Impact Debate and Workshops: The Place of Art in the City Performance by young delegation of participants presented at The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro) This collaboration was multidisciplinary in nature as it drawn on a few experts knowledge and practice. Workshops trained young participants in voice technique for theatre and singing. Debate involved cultural policy, urban development, social transformation and arts and cultural management exchange.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nominating organisations for young seminar contributors 
Organisation Battersea Arts Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution The research team invited each of the 3 partner UK organisations to nominate a young artist to participate in the Rio seminar in October 2016. Nós do Morro were asked to recruit a team of young artists/participants to be paid a small expenses contribution for their work in helping to host the UK artists, and also hosted elements of the seminar. Universidade das Quebradas hosted visits by UK participants, and contributed to seminar activities.
Collaborator Contribution Battersea Arts Centre nominated Kyronne Parkes. Contact Theatre nominated Afreena Azaria Islam. National Theatre Wales nominated Ali Goolyad. All three emerging artists made important and distinctive contributions to the seminar proceedings and their participation, together with the contributions made by the team from Nós do Morro, brought a thread of live cultural exchange that ran through the seminar week.
Impact Afreena Azaria Islam performed her piece "Daughters of the Curry Revolution" at Casa Rio as part of the seminar week and was invited to present the piece at Southbank Centre in 2017. Kyronne Parkes has invited 5 young artists from Nós do Morro to visit Battersea Arts Centre in 2017 to reciprocate the exchange. Ali Goolyad has made a 2nd visit to Rio de Janeiro in February 2017 to work with collaborators from the Universidade das Quebradas' Bloco de Carnival, exchanging knowledge around National Theatre Wales' engagement and arts production methodology.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nominating organisations for young seminar contributors 
Organisation Contact Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team invited each of the 3 partner UK organisations to nominate a young artist to participate in the Rio seminar in October 2016. Nós do Morro were asked to recruit a team of young artists/participants to be paid a small expenses contribution for their work in helping to host the UK artists, and also hosted elements of the seminar. Universidade das Quebradas hosted visits by UK participants, and contributed to seminar activities.
Collaborator Contribution Battersea Arts Centre nominated Kyronne Parkes. Contact Theatre nominated Afreena Azaria Islam. National Theatre Wales nominated Ali Goolyad. All three emerging artists made important and distinctive contributions to the seminar proceedings and their participation, together with the contributions made by the team from Nós do Morro, brought a thread of live cultural exchange that ran through the seminar week.
Impact Afreena Azaria Islam performed her piece "Daughters of the Curry Revolution" at Casa Rio as part of the seminar week and was invited to present the piece at Southbank Centre in 2017. Kyronne Parkes has invited 5 young artists from Nós do Morro to visit Battersea Arts Centre in 2017 to reciprocate the exchange. Ali Goolyad has made a 2nd visit to Rio de Janeiro in February 2017 to work with collaborators from the Universidade das Quebradas' Bloco de Carnival, exchanging knowledge around National Theatre Wales' engagement and arts production methodology.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nominating organisations for young seminar contributors 
Organisation National Theatre Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team invited each of the 3 partner UK organisations to nominate a young artist to participate in the Rio seminar in October 2016. Nós do Morro were asked to recruit a team of young artists/participants to be paid a small expenses contribution for their work in helping to host the UK artists, and also hosted elements of the seminar. Universidade das Quebradas hosted visits by UK participants, and contributed to seminar activities.
Collaborator Contribution Battersea Arts Centre nominated Kyronne Parkes. Contact Theatre nominated Afreena Azaria Islam. National Theatre Wales nominated Ali Goolyad. All three emerging artists made important and distinctive contributions to the seminar proceedings and their participation, together with the contributions made by the team from Nós do Morro, brought a thread of live cultural exchange that ran through the seminar week.
Impact Afreena Azaria Islam performed her piece "Daughters of the Curry Revolution" at Casa Rio as part of the seminar week and was invited to present the piece at Southbank Centre in 2017. Kyronne Parkes has invited 5 young artists from Nós do Morro to visit Battersea Arts Centre in 2017 to reciprocate the exchange. Ali Goolyad has made a 2nd visit to Rio de Janeiro in February 2017 to work with collaborators from the Universidade das Quebradas' Bloco de Carnival, exchanging knowledge around National Theatre Wales' engagement and arts production methodology.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nominating organisations for young seminar contributors 
Organisation Theater Group Nós do Morro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team invited each of the 3 partner UK organisations to nominate a young artist to participate in the Rio seminar in October 2016. Nós do Morro were asked to recruit a team of young artists/participants to be paid a small expenses contribution for their work in helping to host the UK artists, and also hosted elements of the seminar. Universidade das Quebradas hosted visits by UK participants, and contributed to seminar activities.
Collaborator Contribution Battersea Arts Centre nominated Kyronne Parkes. Contact Theatre nominated Afreena Azaria Islam. National Theatre Wales nominated Ali Goolyad. All three emerging artists made important and distinctive contributions to the seminar proceedings and their participation, together with the contributions made by the team from Nós do Morro, brought a thread of live cultural exchange that ran through the seminar week.
Impact Afreena Azaria Islam performed her piece "Daughters of the Curry Revolution" at Casa Rio as part of the seminar week and was invited to present the piece at Southbank Centre in 2017. Kyronne Parkes has invited 5 young artists from Nós do Morro to visit Battersea Arts Centre in 2017 to reciprocate the exchange. Ali Goolyad has made a 2nd visit to Rio de Janeiro in February 2017 to work with collaborators from the Universidade das Quebradas' Bloco de Carnival, exchanging knowledge around National Theatre Wales' engagement and arts production methodology.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nominating organisations for young seminar contributors 
Organisation University of Quebradas
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team invited each of the 3 partner UK organisations to nominate a young artist to participate in the Rio seminar in October 2016. Nós do Morro were asked to recruit a team of young artists/participants to be paid a small expenses contribution for their work in helping to host the UK artists, and also hosted elements of the seminar. Universidade das Quebradas hosted visits by UK participants, and contributed to seminar activities.
Collaborator Contribution Battersea Arts Centre nominated Kyronne Parkes. Contact Theatre nominated Afreena Azaria Islam. National Theatre Wales nominated Ali Goolyad. All three emerging artists made important and distinctive contributions to the seminar proceedings and their participation, together with the contributions made by the team from Nós do Morro, brought a thread of live cultural exchange that ran through the seminar week.
Impact Afreena Azaria Islam performed her piece "Daughters of the Curry Revolution" at Casa Rio as part of the seminar week and was invited to present the piece at Southbank Centre in 2017. Kyronne Parkes has invited 5 young artists from Nós do Morro to visit Battersea Arts Centre in 2017 to reciprocate the exchange. Ali Goolyad has made a 2nd visit to Rio de Janeiro in February 2017 to work with collaborators from the Universidade das Quebradas' Bloco de Carnival, exchanging knowledge around National Theatre Wales' engagement and arts production methodology.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Olympic Perceptions / British House and British Paralympic House 
Organisation British Embassy in Brazil
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This connection was made as part of the research into exchanges that had taken place between the UK and Brazil in the 2012-2016 interOlympic period. Paul Heritage and the research team consulted the Foreign & Commonwealth Office / British Ambassador's team in Brazil as part of the mapping and fieldwork stage of the research. In 2016, as the FCO and British Council were planning their own activity in Rio in partnership with GLA with the aim "Showcase the UK as a great place to Work, Study and Visit, using the Olympic and Paralympic values", Paul Heritage was asked to serve on the planning committee as an advisor and subsequently to contribute to a number of events at British House and British Paralympic House.
Collaborator Contribution The FCO contributed information about collaborations that had occurred between the UK and Brazil that supported the mapping phase of the research, and remained in dialogue on the subject of UK-Brazil cultural exchange throughout the research project.
Impact 1) 'The Tempest' (part of the Case Study on Shakespeare in Brazil in this research) was re-staged at British House over 2 days in August 2016 at British House, Rio de Janeiro 2) Paul Heritage contributed to a debate EDUCATION IS GREAT: DIVERSE AND CONNECTED: UK UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR LINKS TO BRAZIL on 17th August at British House, Rio de Janeiro 3) Paul Heritage chaired the event SHAKESPEARE LIVES IN DEBATE on 17th August at British House, Rio de Janeiro 4) 'With 1 Voice Brazil' was showcased at British House, Rio de Janeiro 5) 'Parada Shakespeare' was staged at British Paralympic House 6) Amy Casterton (formerly of the FCO team in Rio de Janeiro) has agreed to join PPP's Board of Trustees in 2017.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Parada Shakespeare / Junior Perim 
Organisation Growing and Living Circus
PI Contribution The research team invited Junior Perim (Director of Circo Crescer e Viver) to participate on the Rio Advisory Board for the project and involved him in discussions about the research including the Case Studies (selection of Case Studies and access to material).
Collaborator Contribution Junior Perim (Circo Crescer e Viver) advised on the shaping of the project including selection of Case Studies and curation of the Rio Seminar. In the original proposal, the existing collaboration between Graeae and Circo Crescer e Viver that resulted in the coproduction "Belonging" in 2013 had been identified as the potential subject of a Case Study. In the event, the Advisory Board recommended other selections of case studies, but the continued engagement of Junior Perim with the research unexpectedly brought Circo Crescer e Viver into a new connection with the research project (outputs described below).
Impact Junior Perim's engagement with the Shakespeare case study led to an invitation to Jo Kukathas, director and physical theatre/movement practitioner, to lead workshops on Shakespeare and performance in May 2016 with Circo Crescer e Viver's new disability circus company, Companhia Illimitada (the result of a collaboration with Graeae Theatre Company in a separate collaborative project with PPPdoBrasil, funded by British Council Brasil). These workshops took place at a key moment in the creation of the new performing company's first show and were very influential on the company's choice of subject matter. Their first show became an exploration of Shakespearean influence on the imaginary, with a story themed around a station master who observes "Shakespearean" characters in the daily life of those around him. The Shakespearean theme supported the company in their aim to make a circus performance with disabled performers that did not take disability as its subject matter, and the performance was eventually seen in four venues around Rio, including British Paralympic House where it was seen as an exemplar for interOlympic cultural exchange between the UK and Brazil.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art (MAR) 
Organisation Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team engaged MAR's Artistic Director (in the first instance curator Paulo Herkenhoff, followed by curator Evandro Salles) and staff with the research and brought two of the main public events produced by The Art of Cultural Exchange to the museum. The project introduced major British cultural leaders to MAR - namely Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), Gus Casely-Hayford (curator, Tate, Arts Council, British Library, National Gallery), Faith Liddell (Festivals Edinburgh) and Katherine Zeserson (Sage Gateshead).
Collaborator Contribution Artistic Director Paulo Herkenhoff contributed to the shaping of the final events framework, especially the delivery of debates in peripheral territories. Staff and new Artistic Director Evandro Salles were active participants in events delivered at the MAR as part of The Art of Cultural Exchange.
Impact 1. "The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro)" was held at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art. 2. The "Translations, Transgressions and Transformations in Cultural Exchanges" debate was held at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art. 3. MAR introduced Prof. Heritage and People's Palace Projects (PPP) to Museum of Tomorrow, a major new science museum in Rio de Janeiro, which entered into a partnership with hosting Designing Respect a design challenge produced by PPP in Rio de Janeiro as part of Designing Politics a Theatrum Mundi regular programme Directed by sociologist Richard Sennet. 4. Ana Claudia Sousa, Research Assistant for The Art of Cultural Exchange and Leno Veras, Project Manager at MAR engaged in Designing Respect as a members of the jury. and were produced in collaboration and with in-kind contribution from the museum.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SESC-SP: Utopia and Shakespeare 
Organisation Social Service of Commerce (SESC)
Department SESC Sao Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Hosting the London seminar and inviting Danilo Miranda to contribute with closing reflections
Collaborator Contribution Danilo Miranda attended and contributed to the London seminar, with his flight and accommodation costs being met by SESC-SP.
Impact 1) The discussion of Thomas More's "Utopia" and its coming 500th Anniversary led to a proposal from SESC-SP mounted a two day seminar in São Paulo on 26th-27th April 2016, in partnership with People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage co-curated the seminar). Jerry Brotton also lectured at this event, with QMUL contributing his and Prof Joad Raymond's flights and accommodation. 2) Following the successful 2-day seminar, SESC-SP also proposed a small grant to support a transfer of two Portuguese-language Shakespeare productions ('Macbeth' and 'The Merchant of Venice') directed by UK directors, which had been produced by PPP with funding from Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and British Council as part of their global festival 'Shakespeare Lives' as part of PPP's "Shakespeare Forum" practice-based research project. The additional performances took place during June-July 2016. Multidisciplinary: Literature, History, Philosophy, Politics.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Takumã Kuikuro 
Organisation Kuikuro Indigenous Association of the Alto Xingu
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Heritage and the research team at People's Palace Projects supported a one month residency by Takumã Kuikuro in 2015, part funded by Brazil's Ministry of Culture under a grant to Takumã Kuikuro (whom PPP supported in making the grant application on the Ministry of Culture portal). The film "London as a Village" was shot during this residency. PPP then hosted a second residency by Takumã in February 2016 during which time the film was premiered at the Brazilian Embassy in Trafalgar Square, London and shown at a further 7 venues. PPP contributed to the film by transcribing the language content (English and Portuguese) and translating each for subtitling in 2 languages.
Collaborator Contribution Takumã Kuikuro shot and edited the film: he waived a commission fee for the making of the film during the 2015 residency, making an in-kind contribution. AIKAX also gave permission for research visits to the Ipatse Village, Xingu territory, from Paul Heritage and Simon McBurney as part of The Art of Cultural Exchange research and Paul Heritage's Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship research. AIKAX have partnered with Paul Heritage on subsequent research project applications, in particular nominating People's Palace Projects as their partner as they develop the structures for a cultural exchange/residency programme in the village, and have expressed commitment to working towards a Memorandum of Understanding for future collaborations.
Impact 1) Short Film: London as a Village, premiered at Brazilian Embassy, London and screened with accompanying talks by Takumã Kuikuro, Paul Heritage and other PPP staff at seven further venues 2) Case Study for The Art of Cultural Exchange 3) Takumã Kuikuro's reflections on what is gained and lost during a cultural exchange, and the relationships built during the project, resulted in an approach from AIKAX to Paul Heritage/People's Palace Projects to investigate a Memorandum of Understanding around exchange and residency activity for social and economic development in the Xingu led by the Kuikuro people, which resulted in a further successful application to AHRC under the Translating Cultures Innovation Highlight call for Overseas Development, 'The Currency of Cultural Exchange: re-thinking models of indigenous development', AH/P007708/1. This is now in its early stages with a residential exchange planned for September 2017. 4) The Kuikuro have also agreed to host an artist exchange from Adam Lowe of Factum Arte, which will investigate how digital technologies (photogrammetry) can be purposed by indigenous peoples to preserve and disseminate their culture in a sustainable way. This activity scheduled for May 2017 will be one of three components of AHRC research Social Change through Creativity Phase 3 (Follow-On), grant ref AH/P007252/1, also in progress. 5) Takumã Kuikuro has also agreed to make a contribution to collaborative research by Prof. Mércio Pereira Gomes (UFRJ) and Prof. Jerry Brotton (QMUL) on their Newton Mobility award from British Academy - The Anthropology and History of Discovery - A Comparative Exploration. 6) AIKAX (Indigenous Kuikuro People's Association of the Upper Xingu) has expressed the intention of signing an MoU with People's Palace Projects governing future collaboration.
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of São Paulo / Prof. Davi Nakano / Dr. Karina Poli 
Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Department Vanzolini Foundation
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PPP connected Prof. Davi Nakano (School of Production Engineering) and Dr. Karina Poli to the cultural sector and introduced them to Queen Mary University of London's academics working in the creative economy, namely Prof. Morag Shiach (VP for Humanities and Social Sciences, Executive Dean and Director of Creativeworks London) and Dr. Tarek Virani (Creativeworks London Post-Doctoral Researcher). Assistant Researcher André Piza worked with Dr. Karina Poli on shaping potential collaborations that could be subject of joint research and networking project. PPP supported Creativeworks London AHRC Follow-On funding application and research activity in collaboration with University of São Paulo once funding was granted.
Collaborator Contribution Invitation by Dr. Karina Poli to The Art of Cultural Exchange Assistant Researcher André Piza to seminar at Levitate Seminar in Birmingham contributed to the dissemination of the map of cultural exchanges and projects being catalogued. Dr. Karina Poli worked with Assistant Researcher André Piza on shaping potential collaborations that could be subject of joint research and networking project.
Impact 1. Prof. Paul Heritage wrote new article with Pauline Tambling CBE (Creative and Cultural Skills CEO) and delivered presentation based on the article at the 10th ABRAPCORP* Congress (São Paulo, Brazil) by invitation of Dr. Karina Poli, co-curator. *Brazilian Association of Researchers in Organizational Communication and Public Relations 3. Invitation to Prof. Heritage to 10th ABRAPCORP Congress built network allowing partnership with Cultural Economist Prof. Leandro Valiati (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS) and CEGOV (Centre for Studies on Government - UFRGS) on AHRC funded The Currency of Cultural Exchange project (AH/P007708/1) 4. Relationship with State Government of São Paulo (Subsecretariat of Technology and Citizen's Services) was established for potential collaboration on development of creative hubs in 600 cities across the state.
Start Year 2015
 
Description With 1 Voice Brazil / Projeto Guri 
Organisation British Council
Department British Council in Brazil
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team invited the With 1 Voice Homeless Choir (a project of People's Palace Projects do Brasil in collaboration with PPP and Streetwise Opera) to perform at the Rio Seminar: and invited representatives of Projeto Guri to present at the same seminar.
Collaborator Contribution A connection was made between Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina, a classical music project whose pedagogical exchange with Sage Gateshead had formed the basis of a Case Study within the research, and the homeless choir. Both projects were financially supported by British Council Brasil as part of their "Transform" strategic programme. From the connection flowed a proposal for a future collaboration (see below).
Impact Following the connection made at the Rio Seminar for The Art of Cultural Exchange, Projeto Guri expressed interest in: 1) pedagogical training with the Rio de Janeiro With 1 Voice Choirmasters to support their teaching of vocal technique 2) a methodological exchange with With 1 Voice around arts and homelessness practice with the intention that Projeto Guri will found a new homeless choir in the State of São Paulo. Multidisciplinary: Applied Performance and Music. British Council Brasil has committed to provide funding for this new exchange to take place during 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description With 1 Voice Brazil / Projeto Guri 
Organisation Guri Santa Marcelina
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team invited the With 1 Voice Homeless Choir (a project of People's Palace Projects do Brasil in collaboration with PPP and Streetwise Opera) to perform at the Rio Seminar: and invited representatives of Projeto Guri to present at the same seminar.
Collaborator Contribution A connection was made between Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina, a classical music project whose pedagogical exchange with Sage Gateshead had formed the basis of a Case Study within the research, and the homeless choir. Both projects were financially supported by British Council Brasil as part of their "Transform" strategic programme. From the connection flowed a proposal for a future collaboration (see below).
Impact Following the connection made at the Rio Seminar for The Art of Cultural Exchange, Projeto Guri expressed interest in: 1) pedagogical training with the Rio de Janeiro With 1 Voice Choirmasters to support their teaching of vocal technique 2) a methodological exchange with With 1 Voice around arts and homelessness practice with the intention that Projeto Guri will found a new homeless choir in the State of São Paulo. Multidisciplinary: Applied Performance and Music. British Council Brasil has committed to provide funding for this new exchange to take place during 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description With 1 Voice Brazil / Projeto Guri 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department People's Palace Projects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team invited the With 1 Voice Homeless Choir (a project of People's Palace Projects do Brasil in collaboration with PPP and Streetwise Opera) to perform at the Rio Seminar: and invited representatives of Projeto Guri to present at the same seminar.
Collaborator Contribution A connection was made between Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina, a classical music project whose pedagogical exchange with Sage Gateshead had formed the basis of a Case Study within the research, and the homeless choir. Both projects were financially supported by British Council Brasil as part of their "Transform" strategic programme. From the connection flowed a proposal for a future collaboration (see below).
Impact Following the connection made at the Rio Seminar for The Art of Cultural Exchange, Projeto Guri expressed interest in: 1) pedagogical training with the Rio de Janeiro With 1 Voice Choirmasters to support their teaching of vocal technique 2) a methodological exchange with With 1 Voice around arts and homelessness practice with the intention that Projeto Guri will found a new homeless choir in the State of São Paulo. Multidisciplinary: Applied Performance and Music. British Council Brasil has committed to provide funding for this new exchange to take place during 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description With 1 Voice Brazil / Projeto Guri 
Organisation Streetwise Opera
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team invited the With 1 Voice Homeless Choir (a project of People's Palace Projects do Brasil in collaboration with PPP and Streetwise Opera) to perform at the Rio Seminar: and invited representatives of Projeto Guri to present at the same seminar.
Collaborator Contribution A connection was made between Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina, a classical music project whose pedagogical exchange with Sage Gateshead had formed the basis of a Case Study within the research, and the homeless choir. Both projects were financially supported by British Council Brasil as part of their "Transform" strategic programme. From the connection flowed a proposal for a future collaboration (see below).
Impact Following the connection made at the Rio Seminar for The Art of Cultural Exchange, Projeto Guri expressed interest in: 1) pedagogical training with the Rio de Janeiro With 1 Voice Choirmasters to support their teaching of vocal technique 2) a methodological exchange with With 1 Voice around arts and homelessness practice with the intention that Projeto Guri will found a new homeless choir in the State of São Paulo. Multidisciplinary: Applied Performance and Music. British Council Brasil has committed to provide funding for this new exchange to take place during 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description BBC Radio London interview with Takumã Kuikuro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Takumã Kuikuro was interviewed on BBC Radio London on 24th February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exchange workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The event was a series of 3 workshop sessions led by the research team for the British and Brazilian participants of The Art of Cultural Exchange final events in Rio de Janeiro. Drawing from their experience as students, young artists and cultural entrepreneurs living in the peripheries of London, Manchester, Cardiff and Rio de Janeiro, the workshop aimed at developing their reflection skills, supporting the building of networks and exchange of experience shaping and producing arts projects in collaboration with practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds. Special focus was given to how exchange practices can have a transformative impact on their communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Facebook page, Londres como uma aldeia / London as a Village 
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 A project page was created for the "London as a Village" project incorporating the original residency of Takumã Kuikuro in the UK, the screenings in Brazil and UK, and other events associated with the film, and its release for free online viewing. The Facebook page gathered 500 Likes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/londonasavillage/
 
Description Horniman Museum Festival of Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1) Following Paul Heritage's initial advice, the Horniman Museum sent a staff member to Brazil in 2015 to research programme and artists for their planned Brazil Festival 2016. PPP/Paul Heritage supported the trip and brokered meetings with artists, particularly in Rio. Subsequently, PPP was contracted to make programming suggestions for the Festival and to work on and support the participation of various artists. 2) The exhibition 'Favela: Joy and Pain in the City' was programmed at the Horniman from 23rd April to 18th September 2016. 3) the exhibition was also featured in the Guardian Online https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/may /02/favela-joy-and-pain-in-the-city-in-pictures 4) Residencies supported by PPP included: - Robson Rozza and Saulo Eduardo, performing a dance piece "Between X and Y" themed on intersex experience; running craft making workshops and storytelling sessions at the museum and collaborating with a local carnival association in South London - Derlon Almeida, creating new pieces of graffiti at four sites across London in Forest Hill, Shoreditch and Trafalgar Square - Projeto Morrinho, running participatory workshops with local young people and adults towards the collaborative creation of a decorative temporary installation at the Horniman representing a favela.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1x4HBg9...
 
Description Live tweeting the London seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The London Seminar's proceedings were captured and disseminated in 86 live tweets sent throughout the day on PPP's twitter feed (1,044 followers as of 2017). The live tweeting of the seminar also had the effect of providing a form of documentation of the discussion, alongside audio recordings and notes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://twitter.com/PeoplesPalaceUK
 
Description Premiere of "London as a Village" followed by short tour of screenings & talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In Brazil: the film was premiered in the Ipatse Village, Alto Xingu, and another neighbouring village, then screened in Rio de Janeiro as part of the Rio Seminar.

In UK: British Premiere of the film/case study at Brazilian Embassy, Trafalgar Square, on 16 February 2016, followed by a short tour of screenings at venues including QMUL, Oxford University, SOAS Native Spirit Society, East 15, Birkbeck and Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/london-as-a-village/
 
Description Project page on main People's Palace Projects website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project page on PPP's main website is an engagement and dissemination tool that provides a summary of the project and directs those interested in the research to the project minisite and Facebook page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/the-art-of-cultural-exchange/
 
Description Rio de Janeiro Advisory Group Meeting 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory panel discussed the premises of the research and how research questions, methods and activities could be carried forward in ways that would be relevant to the arts and cultural sector. Meeting was attended by senior researchers and policy makers based at major universities, arts organisations and with experience in diverse roles within the industry, including the British Council and major arts sponsor Petrobras.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/eventos/conselho-consultivo-br?lang=en
 
Description Rio de Janeiro Advisory Group Meeting 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Advisory Group based in Rio de Janeiro meets for a second time to discuss the developments of the project, especially the dissemination of cultural exchange mapping form and the case studies. The meeting informed the definition of the first 2 case studies, the characteristics of exchanges suitable for the mapping, methods for dissemination of data collection forms and the programme of the first seminar due to happen in June, in London. Meeting attended by senior researchers and policy makers based at major universities, arts organisations and with experience in diverse roles within the industry, including the British Council and major arts sponsor Petrobras.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/eventos/seminario-e-estudos-de-caso-sao-pauta-da-segunda-reuniao-do-co...
 
Description Rio de Janeiro Advisory Group Meeting 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Advisory Group based in Rio de Janeiro meets for the third time to discuss the developments of the project, especially the first results emerging from mapping of cultural exchanges, the case studies and the result of the seminar realised in London (June 2015). The meeting had Prof. Morag Shiach (Queen Mary University of London's Vice Principal for School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Executive Dean) and Katherine Zeserson (former Director of Learning and Participation, Sage Gateshead) as special guests. Prof. Shiach contributed with knowledge drawn from her latest research in creative economy whilst Zeserson gave an account of her experience directing one of the exchange projects that is subject of one of The Art of Cultural Exchange case studies.

Meeting attended by senior researchers and policy makers based at major universities, arts organisations and with experience in diverse roles within the industry, including the British Council and major arts sponsor Petrobras.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Rio de Janeiro Advisory Group Meeting 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Research Advisory Group based in Rio de Janeiro meets for a fourth time to discuss the developments of the project, especially the preparation for the final event due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, in October 2016. The discussion informed the programme of the final seminar which developed into a series of 4 public meetings in 3 different regions of the city, selected for their different cultural, social and economic particularities demonstrating diverse kinds of cultural exchange impact. Partnerships with organisations operating in these areas whose Directors were present in the meeting were established and a initial plan was designed in collaboration with them.

Meeting attended by senior researchers and policy makers based at major universities, arts organisations and with experience in diverse roles within the industry, including the British Council and major arts sponsor Petrobras.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Risks and Adventures of Cultural Exchanges (Riscos e Aventuras em Intercâmbios Culturais) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exchange visit and debate at Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré (Maré Development Networks) a favela-based organisation working on research, arts and education programmes related to human rights and social equality. British and Brazilian delegation of speakers visited the organisation venues and projects across the favela of Maré and participated on a public debate raising questions about cultural practices developed in peripheral territories and their translation to centres of cultural production locally and internationally. New position papers commissioned by The Art of Cultural Exchange project were presented:
"Silence", by Gus Casely-Hayford (historian, writer and curator) and "Things Think of Us", by Prof. Luiz Eduardo Soares (Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

Audience reported new understandings about impact of international cultural exchanges especially related to social arts organisations working in the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Delegation built new networks leading to partner Eliana Silva (Director of Maré Development Networks) participating in WOW Festival, Southbank Centre, London (2017). Delegation of emerging artists initiated collaboration leading to performance presented at seminar The Art of Cultural Exchange (Rio de Janeiro) at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art.

Speakers:
Prof. Luiz Eduardo Soares; Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Gus Casely-Hayford; historian, writer and curator
Prof. Silvia Soter; School of Education, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Pedagogical Director at Dance School of Maré
Luiza Mello; Cultural Producer, Automática
Eliana Sousa Silva; Director, Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré (Maré Development Networks)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/rio-de-janeiro/1710-riscos-e-aventuras-nos-intercambios-culturais
 
Description TV media coverage (O Globo) of Takumã Kuikuro's exchange activity in the UK as part of a case study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact O Globo is Brazil's largest media outlet. Although the video interview with Takumã Kuikuro and Paul Heritage, broadcast on 5th March 2016, is no longer available on the Globo site, we have screenshot records on the project Facebook page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/pg/londonasavillage/posts/?ref=page_internal
 
Description The Art of Cultural Exchange Facebook page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Facebook page for the project has generated 1,033 Likes and 1,021 Follows. It was a channel for instant reporting-back on the activity of the research project including dissemination of the film "London as a Village", and the seminars (photo albums were posted documenting the seminar activity in detail).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/tace.intercultural/
 
Description The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar brought together a diverse line up of academics, artists, producers and policy makers to discuss the contexts in which Cultural Exchanges thrive and produce transformation. From Shakespeare to indigenous cultures and a myriad of urban contemporary arts and cultural expressions, speakers shared their views and experience, highlighting the role of cultural exchanges in producing new opportunities for those living and working in the peripheries of the major international city centres.

The research team presented the first results of the cultural exchange projects map and the case studies. Speakers and audience debated about the complexities of past and contemporary encounters between different cultures and their importance to the understanding of the diverse and unequal world we live in. Four position papers were presented:
• Culture, Territory and Cyberspace, by Eliane Costa (former Head of Cultural Sponsorship at Petrobras)
• Global Interests in the Shakespearian World, by Prof. Jerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies; Queen Mary, University of London)
• Not to Be Tamed, by Madani Younis (Artistic Director, The Bush Theatre)
• Every Man Is an Island, Every Culture Is a Continent and the Historical Process Is Hyperdialectical, by Prof. Mercio Pereira Gomes (Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Speakers:
Graham Sheffield CBE, Director Arts, British Council
Prof. Paul Heritage, Professor of Performance Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Prof. Ilana Strozenberg, Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Justine Simons, Head of Culture, Greater London Authority
Prof. Mercio Pereira Gomes, Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Prof. Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London
Eliane Costa, former Head of Cultural Sponsorship, Petrobras
Madani Younis, Artistic Director, The Bush Theatre
Eliana Silva, Founder of NGO Maré Networks, Rio de Janeiro
Katherine Zeserson, former Director of Learning and Participation, Sage Gateshead
Marcus Faustini, foudner of The Agency of Youth Networks, Rio de Janeiro
Prof. Sandra Jovchelovitch, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics
Ana Claudia Souza, Research Assistant, The Art of Cultural Exchange
André Piza, Resarch Assistant, The Art of Cultural Exchange
Simon McBurney, Artistic Director, Complicite
Danilo Santos de Miranda, Director, SESC São Paulo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/eventos/seminario-londres?lang=en
 
Description The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro) was a platform for disseminating the research findings to an interested audience and promoting debate around methodologies, practices, research and policy on cultural exchanges. The day-long programme featured over 20 speakers sharing their experience of international cultural exchange between the UK and Brazil, especially on social arts projects. Held at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art, the seminar brought together professionals and researchers who represent or have had significant experience in major British and Brazilian institutions, like the British Council, Southbank Centre, Festivals Edinburgh, Tate, British Library, Arts Council, Contact Theatre Manchester, Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina, Agência de Redes para a Juventude, among others, besides government departments, agencies and universities.

Agreement between Southbank Centre Artistic Director, Jude Kelly, and Maré Development Networks Director, Eliana Silva, was made to exchange experience and format of WOW Festival, led by the British institution. Discussions informed the writing of case studies and audience reported building of new networks and understanding about challenges and opportunities for producing and designing policies for cultural exchanges.

Speakers:
• Evandro Salles, Director, Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art
• Martin Dowle; Director, British Council Brazil
• Paul Heritage; Professor, Queen Mary University of London
• Ilana Strozenberg; Anthropologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
• Teresa Guilhon; Research Assistant, The Art of Cultural Exchange
• Ana Claudia Souza; Research Assistant
• André Piza; Research Assistant, The Art of Cultural Exchange
• Luiz Coradazzi; Director Arts, British Council Brazil
• Lucimara Letelier; Deputy Director Arts, British Council, Brazil
• Jude Kelly; Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
• Julio Ludemir; Director, Festa Literária das Periferias (Periphery Literary Party)
• Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford; Art Historian, writer and curator
• Marcus Faustini; Director, Agência de Redes para a Juventude (Agency of Youth Networks)
• Faith Liddell; former Director, Festivals Edinburgh
• Giuliana Frozoni; Head of Arts Pedagogy, Projeto Guri Santa Marcelina
• Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda; Professoror Emeritus, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
• Luciana Bezerra; Actor and Director, Grupo Nós do Morro
• Katherine Zeserson; former Director of Learning and Participation, Sage Gateshead
• Silvia Ramos; Director of Centre for Study of Safety and Citizenship, Cândido Mendes University
• Takumã Kuikuro; researcher and filmmaker
• Adriana Rattes; former Head of State Culture Secretariat, Rio de Janeiro (2007-2014)
• Leandro Valiati; Cultural Economist, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
• Afreena Islam, artist and Trustee of Contact Theatre Manchester
• Hugo José Camarate; Director Vagalume o Verde
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/eventos/seminario-rio?lang=en
 
Description The Art of Cultural Exchange website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Website for the project including a dynamic visualisation of the mapping results, information about the Case Studies and downloadable Position Papers from each of the two seminars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description The Place of Art in the City (O Lugar da Arte na Cidade) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Place of Art in the City was a public debate staged at Nós do Morro, the first professional theatre company to be based in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, which experience exchanging with the Royal Shakespeare Company is subject of one of this research case studies. In the year when they celebrated their 30th anniversary following their artistic director's term as president of FUNARTE (Brazil's Arts Council) the event aimed at discussing the impact of their exchange experience in the context of social and geographical inequality in which the company operates. The event was led by Guti Fraga (Nós do Morro Artistic Director) in conversation with Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, arguably London's largest arts venue, facilitated by Beatriz Azeredo, Social Responsibility Director of Rede Globo, Brazilian largest media company. Speakers included the company's dramatist Luis Paulo Corrêa e Castro and actor and director Luciana Bezerra.

The Place of Art in the City also programmed a voice workshop for the Nós do Morro's young company working together with the British young artists that were part of the project's international delegation. Led by Katherine Zeserson (former Director of Learning and Participation at Sage Gateshead) and Giuliana Frozoni (Projeto Guri) the workshop promoted cultural dialogue and practice exchange between the company and Zeserson/Frozoni whose experience working together emerged from their collaboration in another project which is also subject of one of this research case studies (Music and Methodology).

The event informed the research findings in both Music and Methodology and Brazilian Shakespeare's case studies. Audience and speakers reported new understandings about the impact of exchanges and young delegation worked further on their performance presented at The Art of Cultura Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro) reflecting on their experience as young practitioners from peripheral territories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/rio-de-janeiro/1910-o-lugar-da-arte-na-cidade
 
Description Theatre Programme dissemination and Post Show Discussions around Complicite's 'The Encounter' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of post show discussions was run by Complicite alongside 'The Encounter' which provided opportunities to engage audiences for the theatre show with the research project, and to show some clips of the film 'London as a Village'. Paul Heritage and Takumã Kuikuro both participated on a panel at the Barbican Theatre on 21st February 2016, chaired by Tom Morris.

Paul Heritage contributed an essay to the theatre show programme, drawing on his research into cultural exchange with indigenous people, which has been available to audiences of over 100,000 during the tour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesPalaceProjects/photos/pcb.1101840856515784/1101840336515836/?type=3&...
 
Description Translations, Transgressions and Transformations in Cultural Exchanges (Traduções, Transgressões e Transformações em Intercâmbios Culturais) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Translations, Transgressions and Transformations in Cultural Exchanges provided a focused session for the discussion of the 4 position papers produced for The Art of Cultural Exchange Seminar (Rio de Janeiro). Featuring 20-minute presentations delivered by their authors, the debate raised major questions about cultural exchanges, preparing the discussion for the final seminar, held on the next day.

Joined by academics, cultural leaders, students and policy makers, the event's audience reported new understandings about the challenges and the wider contexts in which cultural exchanges operate, and their potential to promote cultural diversity.

Speakers:
Gus Casely-Hayford (Historian, writer and curator)
Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda (Professor Emeritus, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Faith Liddell (former Director of Festivals Edinburgh)
Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, London)
Katherine Zeserson (former Director of Learning and Participation, Sage Gateshead)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/brasil/1810-traducoes-transgressoes-e-transformacoes-em-intercambios-c...
 
Description UK Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory panel discussed the premises of the research and how research questions, methods and activities could be carried forward in ways that would be relevant to the sector. Meeting was attended by senior leaders of institutions like DCMS, Brazilian Embassy in London, Horniman Museum, DaDa Fest, University College London, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, among others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.inter-cultural.com/eventos/reuniao-de-conselho-londres?lang=en
 
Description UTOPIA-500 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UTOPIA-500 was an outcome of the collaboration with SESC-SP and built on a debate around Utopia and cultural exchange between the UK and Brazil which began at the London Seminar of The Art of Cultural Exchange (June 2015).

People's Palace Projects, in partnership with SESC São Paulo and with support from British Council Brazil under TRANSFORM, promoted the seminar UTOPIA - 500 years in April 2016, in which academics, artists and intellectuals celebrated Thomas More iconic book, written 5 centuries ago, discussing its relevance in modern society and how utopia may be conceptualised in contemporary life and in the current political scene.

The event took place on 26-27 April 2016 at Sesc Vila Mariana and brought together experts from the UK and Brazil in the subject such as Gregory Claeys, Jerry Brotton, Joad Raymond, Paul Heritage, Adauto Novaes, Bia Lessa, Danilo Cymrot, Eduardo Suplicy, Edson Passetti, Flora Sussekind, Gersem Baniwa, Lygia da Veiga Pereira, Marcus Faustini, Mércio Pereira Gomes, Muniz Sodré, Orlando Zaccone, Renato Sztutman e Ronaldo Lemos.

2 day seminar
18 academics, artists and intellectuals as speakers
Over 250 audience members
9 Universities involved, such as Queen Mary University of London, University of Holloway, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Fluminense University, Federal University of São Paulo, Catholic University of São Paulo, Federal University of Bahia, Federal University of Amazonas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/utopia-500-years/