Knowledge E | 24th-25th March 2018: University-Arts Partnerships (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

24th-25th March 2018: University-Arts Partnerships (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

Start Date: March 24, 2018

End Date: March 25, 2018

Venue: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


This workshop focuses on partnerships between universities and the arts and cultural sectors, from galleries and museums and the visual arts, to the performing arts: dance, music, theatre, and festivals, from artists, performers, musicians and writers, through to creative businesses and practitioners. The sessions will include lecture-style inputs and presentations, with the opportunity to ask questions and feed back, as well as smaller group discussions and exercises.

This course will aim to provide participants with a greater understanding of:

  • The range of possible university-arts and cultural partnerships
  • How these partnerships can meet important university priorities eg: teaching, research, community engagement, recruitment, student satisfaction, reputation and profile
  • Formalising, embedding partnerships, and evaluating impact
  • Practical steps to plan and build partnerships and collaborations



This course is ideal for:

  • Academics in the fields of arts and culture
  • University staff in Community Service and Engagement/External Relations



Dr. Michael Hoar
BA (Hons) Communication Studies
MA Critical Theory and Culture

Michael is a specialist in arts and cultural policy and planning. In 2009 he established his own independent consultancy practice for arts and cultural organisations, universities, government and charities, working with clients in strategic and organisational development.

He has more than two decades of experience working in cultural policy, arts funding and development, and higher eduction, including roles at: non departmental public bodies Arts Council England (2002-2005) and Culture East Midlands (2005-2009), lecturing at Nottingham Trent University (1996-1999), and arts education management in a cultural venue (1999-2002).

He has lectured on undergraduate programmes, and is a visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He has also led university staff training and workshops, and consultancy work at the Universities of Derby, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham Trent, and Lincoln.