Opera, music and dance education is increasingly recognised as a valid medium to connect with local communities. Participatory intercultural projects empower communities to discover their own capacity for creation, while enabling exchange among groups that would otherwise not come into contact.
What are the challenges involved in the participatory process, and how can arts education professionals overcome them? What does accessibility mean in this day and age, and how can participatory productions make links with the widest possible audience? How can arts educators continue to explore and develop their own practice?