Professor Michael Balfour: The Performance of Listening: Developing a Framework for Arts in Prison

Listen to Michael's keynote speech and download the presentation slides.

Professor Balfour - keynote speech

Professor Balfour - presentation slides

Professor Michael Balfour - University of New South Wales, Sydney

Michael’s research explores applied theatre and performance work in a range of social contexts. He is currently lead investigator on Future Stories, a collaboration between UNSW, Griffith Film School and Queensland Children’s Health which explores the social benefits co-designing participatory virtual reality (VR) experiences with children in hospitals. He has received numerous competitive national grants for projects including theatre and performance-based work in prisons, creative approaches to supporting the mental health of returning servicemen from Iraq and Afghanistan, and arts-based work with newly arrived refugee communities. Michael’s work with play-based approaches to working with people with mid to late stage dementia won a Creative Partnerships Award. He was also the recipient of the Arts and Health Leadership Award in 2017.Further information on Michael Balfour can be found here.

Prof. Michael Balfour

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