About the Programme

About the Programme

The Project

Since the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 created major disruption to the creative production within the arts and entertainment industry, The Arts in Isolation programme was created by The School of the Arts at the University of Hull to examine the adaptation required as well as the challenges of creating art and other creative works from isolation. 

The programme engages local schools and artists as well as local cultural organisations with a national outreach. The project focuses on three central themes; Performance in Isolation, Audience Engagement and Collaboration. We aim to produce a number of videos demonstrating the creation of art in isolation which will be curated and an overall narrative created to frame the three themes. The programme will also examine the use of technology to foster and develop collaboration and to combat isolation.

The team:

The Team consists of Lecturers and Graduates from The School of Arts at the University of Hull (From left to right):

Professor Andrew King (Project Leader & Head of The School of the Arts, The University of Hull)

Dr. Christian Billing (Reader in Drama & Director of Research, The University of Hull)

Lewis Chadwick (University of Hull Graduate Intern)

Professor Pavel Drábek (Professor of Drama & Theatre, The University of Hull)

Dr. Laura Mayne (Lecturer in Film & Media, The University of Hull)

Gary Mitchell (Technical Resources Manager, The University of Hull)

Dr. Rowan Oliver (Director & Lecturer of Music, The University of Hull)

Dominic Patel (University of Hull Graduate Intern)

Dr. Terry Westby-Nunn (Lecturer in Film, The University of Hull)

Sarah Day (University of Hull Graduate Intern)

Partners and contributors

We would like to thank all the companies and organisations who have been involved with any of the projects within this programme

Contact Us

The School of the Arts
The University of Hull
Cottingham Road
Kingston-Upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU6 7RX
United Kingdom