A LIFETIME OF FAILURE: Inaugural Lecture of Professor Leila Jancovich

Reflections and insights on working in the cultural industries by Leila Jancovich, Professor in Cultural Policy and Participation.

We invite you to attend the inaugural lecture of Leila Jancovich, Professor in Cultural Policy and Participation in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds.

The lecture. titled A LIFETIME OF FAILURE. will take place in Stage @ Leeds on the University of Leeds Campus and will be followed by a drinks reception.

In this Lecture, Leila will begin with a reflection on how she fell into the cultural sector almost by accident and how the subsequent failure to make the difference she wanted to, in her professional life, has shaped her research ever since.

She will discuss her key insights from the past ten years of researching cultural participation, before introducing findings from her new open access book, Failures in Cultural Participation  co-written with Professor David Stevenson and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Before entering academia, Leila worked in the cultural sector as a producer and arts consultant.  She has since become a leading voice in research on cultural participation, examining not only the inequalities in who gets to participate but also who gets to decide what forms and processes of cultural participation are seen as of value and by whom.

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This event is free to attend but registration is required via the event listing on Ticket Source.

Future events

Future planned inaugural lectures include Professor Joslin Mckinney on 27th April and Professor George Rodosthenous on 7th June. If you would like to hear more about these future inaugural lectures or other events in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries please join our mailing list .

We look forward to seeing you at this special event.