The Lincolnshire Diversity in the Arts: Research and Development aims to develop new thinking around artistic diversity in rural counties such as Lincolnshire by taking theatre as a methodological tool for its enquiry. This is an Arts Council England funded project, undertaken by the University of Lincoln, aimed at enquiring ways to develop cultural and artistic diversity in rural England, by taking Lincolnshire as a case study.
What we aim to achieve though the above activities:
1. Assess the existing challenges to bring diversity in the county’s arts sector
2. Develop a model of multi-cultural theatre production that will pilot the public engagement in diverse arts in Lincolnshire
3. Initiate a thinking around artistic diversity in the county by collaborating with various organisations and arts managers/practitioners.
4. Develop a strategy to bring artistic diversity in rural England, by taking Lincolnshire as a case study.
The project has two main activities:
- The production and touring of an Edinburgh Fringe award winning play Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief across Lincolnshire in September 2016
- A symposium on Rural Artistic Diversity: A Lincolnshire Case Study on Friday, September 16 at the LPAC
We welcome the Lincolnshire community to be actively part of both activities.