Arts Practices and Performance Research Initiatives

Smudged: inclusive arts performance with Rocket Artists

Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing 

The impact of research and practice by Alice Fox provides an infrastructure for inclusive practice and arts for vulnerable communities

Still from the animated introduction to Graham Rawle's "Frank L Baum's The Wizard of Ox"

Performance, Meaning and Making 

Graham Rawle's practice research probes at new meaning in "Frank L Baum's The Wizard of Ox"

Images by Xavier Ribas: Nomads

Agency, Society and Space 

In Concrete Geographies: Nomads, Xavier Ribas examines interplay between architecture, commerce and history.


The University of Brighton College of Arts and Humanities represents its research in arts practices through the Arts Practice and Performance Research Initiatives (APPRI).

APPRI has been conceived as an ‘innovative response to the rapidly developing and diversifying range of interests within the field of arts practices at Brighton and conceives of ‘practices’ as an expanded term covering image and object making, the textual and writerly, the performative and time-based, and sound/aural work.

It is particularly conceived as a resource for collaboration, both intellectual and physical, between researchers and for presenting the outputs of their research, its engagement with arts practices and its wider impact locally, nationally, and internationally.


  • Making art inclusive

    'Inclusive arts Practice and Research' book launched by Alice Fox and


  • Emotion, Design and Material Culture

    A newly published book features work by three University of Brighton


  • 1945-1975: British Culture for Architecture

    Ben Sweeting contributes to new Mellon funded research project at the


  • Designing the Digital Economy

    Professor Gillian Youngs contributes to new Design Commission Report


  • Remembering the Great War

    Community events and research project to commemorate the centenary of World


  • UnBox-ing Future Cities

    Professor Paul Sermon is part of a research team to find


  • The art of the insulting Valentine

    Dr Annebella Pollen's research looks at sending cards to enforce


  • Praise for picture postcard research

    Annebella Pollen's research acknowledged as filling a gap in academic