Can the arts change the world? ECA alumni micro-residency with Matt Peacock


  • 2-4pm

  • Saint Cecilia's Hall
    50 Niddry Street
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1LG

Reid School of Music graduate (1995) Matt Peacock MBE will discuss how arts projects can make a difference to the lives of people facing homelessness and other disadvantages, from Japan to Rwanda.

The workshop will cover: why projects exist and how they work; working in this field as a career and social arts leadership; core values of arts participation with vulnerable adults; setting aims, measuring impacts, fundraising, building a strategic plan, advocacy, planning a project and exit planning.

Matt is a former homeless support worker, opera critic, Clore Leadership Fellow and Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund recipient. He is one of 30 social activists profiled in Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s book Britain’s Everyday Heroes; was one of the Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners in 2013 and a Southbank Centre 2016 ‘Change Maker’. He is a Trustee of the arts and kindness charity People United and was awarded an MBE for services to music and homelessness in 2011 by the Queen.

All welcome.