ARTS Elsewhere: Performance Matters

London-based performance scholars and overall rainmakers Adrian Heathfield, Gavin Butt, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Agency received a generous grant from the U.K.’s arts and humanities research council to fund a wide-ranging three-year research project.    It was inspiring to be a part of their first symposium on why PerformanceMatters, though it was also poignant to be with a wide network of U.K. artists and scholars on the eve of the coalition government’s announcement of drastic budget cuts to education and research.