Upcoming Seminars

Speaker: Matt Peacock

Date/Time: Wednesday 31st January 2018, 2-4pm

Location: St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Title: Can the arts change the world? An overview of arts and social action globally with a focus on arts and homelessness



Reid School of Music graduate (1995) Matt Peacock MBA will discuss how arts projects can make a difference to the lives of people facing homelessness and other disadvantages, from Japan to Rwanda. This workshop will cover: why projects exist and how they work; working in this field as a career and social arts leadership; core values of arts participation with vulnerable adults; setting aims, measuring impacts, fundraising, building a strategic plan, advocacy, planning a project and exit planning.



Matt is a former homeless support working, opera critic, Clore Leadership Fellow and Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund recipient. He is one of 30 social activists profiled in Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s book Britain’s Everyday Heroes; was one of the Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners in 2013 and a Southbank Centre 2016 ‘Change Maker’. He is a Trustee of the arts and kindness charity People United and was awarded an MBE for services to music and homelessness in 2011 by the Queen.


All Welcome!

This is an ECA Alumni Micro-Residency Workshop