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FROM SUMMER 2021

Spring: BBC Culture in Quarantine film commission

Spring onwards:   Named Junior Researcher in Professor Amanda Ravetz’s AHRC EDI Fellowship Social Artists for EDI (awarded £100,609). Mentoring artist Shama Khanna through scheme.

Spring onwards:  Collaborator in theatre maker Ali Wilson’s Arts Council England project Every Brain (awarded £14,867). 

Summer onwards: Mentoring Leicester-based neurodivergent artist-writer-curator Ashokkumar Mistry through his Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant, alongside George Vasey and Mike Layward of Dash Arts.

Summer onwards: Joined British Journal of Psychiatry Editorial board (and first artist to do so)

Autumn onwards: Trustee (invited), Fermynwoods Contemporary Art (Best Contemporary Art Gallery in Northamptonshire – 2020 Midlands Enterprise Awards; Art Charity of the Year for Central England – 2020 Central England Prestige Awards; 2020 Achates Philanthropy Prize Bursary Winner).

25 September 2021- 16 January 2022: Attenborough Arts Centre group exhibition with durational performance, alongside Bob and Roberta Smith.

24 November: Invited by Professor Susan Orr, I will give a keynote lecture for the European network for higher arts education ELIA Academy in November, for its 300,000 members of arts lecturers, educators, artistic researchers, technicians, and students. The event, entitled <the extended art student> explores the idea of transferable creative intelligence and the concept of the ‘extended artist’.

12/2021: To start writing a new book entitled Hypertactical: Handbook of Creative Mobile Neurodivergent Methods. 

Postponed: Embodying Difference: Entering The Neuroverse. Curated by Ali Northcott with University College London.

2022 ++

09/2022: Launch of interdisciplinary Executive Creative Arts Leadership MA/MFA programme, Manchester School of Art, which I have led in the design, and which I will lead on as Programme Leader.

2022: ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’. Chapter in Beyond Borders? Articulations, provocations & performativities in Arts & Humanities research, which explores the spaces, places and territories that exist above and below, amidst and with/out borders in Arts & Humanities research. Edited by Jacqueline Taylor et al (Birmingham City University). 

2022: Invited Scientific Board member, Symposium on theory and praxis of sport.  Coimbra, Portugal. November 20-21.   

2022: Edinburgh College of Art Lecture and Masterclass, entitled ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’. 

Above: Left Feet Forward (digital image, Kai Syng Tan April 2020). Based on performance photograph taken by Enamul Hoque from Mind-wanderer in Action (MIA) series (Kai Syng Tan 2017).