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New Frontiers Symposium


Laura Hassler (Musicians Without Borders), Prof Helen Phelan (UL), Dr Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway), Seán Love (Fighting Words), Dr Rachel Hoare (TCD), Tadhg Crowley (The Glucksman Gallery) and Dr Ailbhe Kenny (MIC)


This symposium seeks to explore the new realities of arts participation amongst refugee and asylum seeker children and young people. The symposium is an opportunity for academics, students, practitioners, community workers and policymakers to challenge our understandings of how these children and young people engage with the arts in our society. The speakers and facilitators will present current research and practical approaches with a view to opening up a critical debate on how to seek new pathways for the arts with displaced children and young people. Through a sharing of expertise, the symposium will explore themes and topics relating to: arts education, arts displacement, participatory arts, arts/cultural identities, intercultural arts, traditional arts, as well as the role of the arts amongst young refugees and asylum seekers.

Registration fee: 20 Payable at registration

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This symposium is supported by an IRC New Foundations Award as part of the project ‘Music at the Margins: Exploing the Musical Lives of Children Living Under Direct Provision’.