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AN EQUALITY & DIVERSITY PROJECT with BENEDICT PHILLIPS and THE ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND

In the academic year 2016-2017, 13% of the students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland declared themselves as dyslexic. It is clear that in this creative, vocational and artistic institution, dyslexic students are in a significant number.

This project, funded by the equality and diversity creative fund, addresses this statistic by bringing prominent dyslexic artist Benedict Phillips to the conservatoire to share his practice and experience relating to dyslexia, art, thought and creativity.

Aby first encountered the work of Benedict phillips during her undergraduate degree whilst writing her dissertation on dyslexia and performance practice; which was a significant milestone within her understanding of a dyslexic identity and the formation of her research interests. Now as a postgraduate research student, Aby wanted to offer Benedict’s pioneering practice and dyslexic artistry to the current undergraduate cohort.

Following her successful funding bid to the equality and diversity creative fund, Aby project managed a 2-day event that brought Benedict Phillips to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to share his practice with his unique performance lecture, 3D THINKERS IN A 2D WORLD, and participatory workshop, HOW TO BE A DYSLEXIC ARTIST AND OTHER STORIES.

POSTER DESIGN by Aby Watson
IMAGE of the Red DIV Benedict Phillips ©