Cultural Sector Partner: Tate Liverpool
HE Partner: Liverpool Hope University

Dance, Drama and Performance Studies at Liverpool Hope University in partnership with Tate Liverpool have delivered international symposia on cultural responses to urban democracy; have undertaken AHRC funded research that brings together gallery educators, academics, and healthcare partners from across the North-West; and have presented live performances on the theme of ‘exchange’.



In 2013, Dr Antoinette McKane, Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies, received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Engagement fund to undertake a collaborative research project with Tate Liverpool, titled Beyond Constructivism. This project brought together gallery educators, academics, and healthcare partners from across the North-West of England to think together about the current issues in gallery education. The project focussed on the themes of the purpose of gallery education, the roles of the educator and learning, and the various environments in which gallery education takes place. The resulting report presented a set of collectively-informed recommendations for future work in research and practice.

Performance: TATE EXCHANGE

Contact: Prof. Steve Davismoon













  1. Fine Art, Film and Visual Cultures


FACT Partnership and production residency

During the last three years more than 125 Level C Fine Art students have benefited from FACT’s Master classes in ground-breaking technology and new media. Creative Campus students benefited from the nine International Artist Talks and group critiques, offering distinctive curriculum enrichment for Liverpool Hope Students. This has provided students with an awareness of international contemporary practitioners working at the forefront of developments in technology and new media. Five Fine Art Graduates will have held successful Production Residencies at FACT. Residency holders have gone on to exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Cyprus Film Festival, Zabludowicz Collection, London and the 18th BJCEM European and Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists, Tirana, as well as taking up employment with Tate Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial. The upcoming residency holders are the founders of Root-ed magazine, already having launched their second publication during Light Night at Tate Liverpool.


Sound City Partnership

Fine Art students have been given the opportunity to put their skills into practice at one of Liverpool’s top music festivals. The second year students have been commissioned to design stage sets and projections for both small and large capacity venues at Sound City 2018, supported by a successful teaching and learning innovation award. Sound City 2018 took place at Liverpool Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery on Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th April. Returning for its 11th year, the festival celebrates music and arts from around the world, and will feature more than 250 bands and headliners across the weekend.


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