Meeting 13: Cultural competence in the performing arts. Equality, diversity, and inclusion: The impact on health and wellbeing


Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 100

Co-chairs: Adrian Porter and Claire Cordeaux




  1. Welcome and introductions

           Adrian Porter, National Centre for Circus Arts

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)


Session I: Presentations and breakout rooms


  1. Spotlighting the relationship between discrimination, cultural competence, and health in the performing arts

           Beverley Hills, Counselling Psychologist and BAPAM Practitioner

           Dr Charlie Easmon, Occupational Doctor and BAPAM Practitioner


  1. Breakout rooms and group discussion


Session II: Presentations and group discussion


  1. The importance of cultural competence in the performing arts: The artists perspective

           Sharon Watson MBE, Northern School of Contemporary Dance

           Pearl Jordan, Performance and Wellbeing Specialist


  1. Panel discussion: Achieving cultural competence in the performing arts

           Andrea Jones, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

           Audrey Lawrence-Mattis, Royal Northern College of Music

           Broderick Chow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

           Frances Clarke, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

           Ruth Wootton, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


  1. AOB
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