Arts and Homelessness: The Streetwise Opera Methodology

1 January, 2014
Streetwise Opera

SoulFood: Physical, mental and social effects of opera and dance

Core Values of Arts and Homelessness Projects

A presentation given by Matt Peacock of Streetwise Opera at the RESEO Spring Conference 2014 (Helsinki, 24-26 April)

Who would argue against the undeniable benefits of the arts on society and the individual? How can we, however, go beyond commonplace statements that opera and dance have an effect on participants, audiences and the artists themselves? What are these effects exactly and how do they come to be? Does the impact vary depending on the age or specificity of the target group? On the artistic approach chosen? How can these effects be assessed and measured?


Workshop description


Dance Homeless Impact Opera Society