Thesis / Dissertation

The Curious Child: Engaging very young audiences in the arts

Jennifer Stevens-Ballenger, Neryl Jeanneret (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

While artists and producers are showing increasing interest in developing artistic works for very young children, there is much uncertainty about how to write and perform for this audience. Policy and research in this field remain overwhelmingly focused on school-aged children and youth, and accessible examples of practice are all but non-existent. Focusing on participant-observations of integrated arts performances for children aged birth to eighteen months, this research aims to contributes to a better understanding of the ways in which artists can support very young children’s engagement in these works. To achieve this aim, I have designed and undertaken a study that explores the field bo..

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