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New report features Hope and Milapfest research project

A collaborative research partnership between Liverpool Hope and Britain’s leading Indian arts development trust Milapfest, is featured in a new race equality report.

Common Cause project, has published a new report - Building Research Collaborations between Universities and Black and Minority Ethnic communities - which outlines findings and recommendations, based on 19 case studies.  

Milapfest and Liverpool Hope’s Instruments India project was among the case studies highlighted, after its 2016 Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts caught the attention of Common Cause.

The new report focuses on the work of universities and other organisations, and addresses the many serious issues of barriers, challenges and opportunities for universities, and community, arts & culture organisations in working together.

Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Manuella Blackburn and Milapfest’s Artistic Director Alok Nayak attended the official launch of the report, where they heard how the landscape has changed and some of the challenges organisations still face.

Commenting on the report, Alok said: “The report is crucial to the understanding and development of race equality and relationships between organisations, and the Milapfest-Hope partnership has been held up as a case study. We have achieved a lot, but there is still much we can learn and develop.”

Published on 16/10/2018