About Contemporary Arts Practice

Contemporary Arts Practice (CAP) brings together practitioners and researchers from across the creative spectrum including visual artists, composers, theorists and art psychotherapists. CAP members exhibit, perform and work on collaborative projects internationally. The group meets regularly to share ideas, stimulate debate and when relevant, find areas of common interest from which to build new projects. As part of this, CAP frequently invites practitioners from its international networks who further enrich its conversations. Housed within the School of the Creative Arts, CAP benefits from the input of postgraduate students and more recently, visiting artists from the UH Galleries programme. CAP’s mission is to ensure its community maintains a critical engagement with their subject and environment through exchange and collaboration.

Funded projects

Funding applications form an important strand of the work of CAP and to date group members have been financed by bodies such as the Arts Council England, the British Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust, The Australia Council for the Arts, the Canada Council and the EU Culture Fund.