Search for courses or information

Centre for Applied and Participatory arts

Socially-engaged research and evaluation projects led by UEL's performing arts staff.

students doing performing arts


The Centre for Applied and Participatory Arts (CAPA) is an exciting new venture which develops socially-engaged arts practice with partners in publicly-funded services in Education and the NHS, third sector, non-profit organisations and NGOs. CAPA will deliver consultancy, research, training and CPD in a range of settings within UEL and beyond.​

Meet the team

Martin Heaney

Convenor of CAPA
Senior Lecturer, Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance, University of East London.

Martin Heaney is currently working as an evaluator on Get Creative programme, a programme led by Creative Barking and Dagenham to support local artists to lead local cultural activity. Martin Heaney is Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre at the University of East London. Until 2017, he was Co-Director of HertsCreation, a community interest company which develops creative learning programmes and works with the arts in a range of education settings.

Read Martin's full profile.

Dominic Hingorani

Convenor of CAPA

Dominic is an academic, playwright and producer. He is currently a Reader in Theatre and Performance and Postgraduate Research Leader in the School of Arts and Digital Industries and leads the MA/ MFA Acting and Theatre Directing programmes. His research practice is focused on art form innovation and developing artists and audiences from BAME backgrounds for the arts.

Read Dominic's full profile.

Planned activity 2020

On 8 July, The Centre of Applied and Participatory Arts (CAPA) in collaboration with the University of East London’s Office for Institutional Equity is hosting an online webinar from 10am – 1pm
Eradicating the Award Gap in Performing Arts and Creative and Media Programmes: Co-Constructing Strategies with Students.

See details of this webinar.