Our Research Agenda was created to spark new ideas and encourage interdisciplinary work, through a range of forums, Sandpits and Creative Labs. Recent and ongoing projects include a research strand around Performing Violence, and the DARE Art Prize.
The inaugural DARE Art Prize was launched in 2016; it encourages and challenges artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process. Artists are invited to demonstrate a desire to engage with scientific researchers from the University of Leeds, leading to the creation of new work.
The annual £15,000 prize is part of a programme in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds. Applications have been received from artists around the world with the hope of working with researchers from a broad spectrum of scientific fields, aiming to create work in the media of music, sculpture, interactive installations and holograms.