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Creative Campus Initiative: Conference and Critical Debates

Creative Campus Initiative: recognised by the London 2012 Inspire MarkUniversities have joined forces through the Creative Campus Initiative to create a programme of innovative and dynamic cultural events that will inform a one-day conference hosted by the University of Kent on Thursday 17 June.

The conference will focus on the artistic, cultural and social issues highlighted by over 100 special commissions, exhibitions, performances and events across the South East. The programme includes critical debates on quality in disability arts and creative conditions for professional development. It also showcases artist-led research projects and features a double-decker bus with educational resources for schools.

The event, which will take place in the Grimond Building on the University’s Canterbury campus, is free and open to all.

Dr Louise Naylor, Head of the University’s Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, said: ‘Higher education has produced unique creative responses to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, recognised by the London 2012 Inspire Mark. Participants will be encouraged to explore the links between arts and sports in provocative ways that will inspire greater engagement with 2012.’

Full programme details are available at: To register for the conference, visit Please note registration closes on 10 June.

The Creative Campus Initiative is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) and is an initiative of the HE Cultural Forum.

This event is taking place during the first ever Universities Week, which aims to highlight the vital role universities play in the UK.

Universities Week is a national initiative being supported by the University of Kent and over 100 universities and organisations across the UK. It aims to drive recognition of the impact universities have on the local and national economy, culture and society.

What's the Big Idea? Universities Week 14-20 June 2010


Story published at 10:53am 4 June 2010

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