Milapfest is the UK’s South Asian Arts Development Trust, run by national charity Milap Festival Trust. Milapfest works to promote and support the performance, development and appreciation of Indian arts internationally. Since March 2010, Milapfest’s home has been Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, with whom a strategic partnership has been formed to develop all aspects of Indian arts performance and education – from training to world-class performances. Milap’s presence exposes Hope’s students to the very best in eastern culture particularly in dance, music and art.
Collective Encounters Theatre for Social Change is also based at the Creative Campus. The company works with the homeless, the young, the elderly and those with mental illness and is funded by the Arts Council, the Primary Care Trust and Primary Support Services. They provide our students with insight and experience of real-life theatre.
Our relationship with the Limon Institute has facilitated the development of staff with Hope dancers going to New York and Limon dancers such as Alan Danielson teaching a residency to Hope students.