RESEARCH, EVALUATION, COLLABORATION &
Caz believes in connecting up ideas and learning from eachother as artists and individuals. Her current collaborations are with Aleksandra Jones from Gravida, Republic of the Imagination and Wales International Documentary Film Festival, tactileBOSCH and National Museum Wales.
Internationally, Caz is also connected with Annet Henneman of Teatro di Nascosto (Hidden Theatre) who she has represented, collaborated and documented during various projects representing the 'everyday' human resistance of those living in areas of conflict.
Caz's engagement's in research, evaluation and consultancy of arts projects has been since 2013. She asks how the arts can engage with differing contexts, diversities and vital life stories. Her clients have been Cardiff University, Cardiff Participatory Network, Creative Cardiff, Booktrust Cymru, Historic Scotland, National Museums Wales, Swedish Museums and Republic of the Imagination.
She is mostly interested in contributing to the growth and value of the creative industries; deep democracy; human rights and active creative participation.
The projects she becomes involved in all aim to achieve a greater understanding of social justice, equality and diversification of representations.
As part of the 2020 Clwstwr Cohort Caz is engaged in an R&D called Heritage Walkers ( please see Current Projects for more information). She is also currently freelance creative consultant with National Museum Wales and co-curated Museum Lates : Dino, and Museum Lates:SPACE in collaborating with tactileBOSCH and Blue Honey.
Creative Cardiff. Caz ran three focus groups to determine the needs and expectations of creatives living and working in Cardiff.
Wales for Peace ( WCIA) with Dr Jenny Kidd and Cardiff University. Caz conducted deep dives into the case studies, interviews and observations for the mid -term and end of term evaluations for Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Voices Project . Caz collected audience responses to Paul Cummings Wave and Weeping Window Poppies installations in regards to reminiscence of WW1. This project was under the supervision of Dr Jenny Kidd, Cardiff University and Dr Joanne Sayner, Birmingham and Newcastle Universities.
Festival of Voice. Caz conducted interviews with audiences engaging in Festival of Voice and made ethnographic observations for and with Creative Cardiff and Wales Millennium Centre.
Mapping Public Engagement in Cardiff Civic Centre with Mari Lowe for Cardiff Participatory Network.
Women Representing Women with Aleksandra Jones. This conference is a part of active participatory research in 'women representing women' and ideas around performing data.
Caz interviewed practitioners in Foster Care Services on the challenges in reading to looked after children.
Harris C., Westwater, C. & Mills, J. (2017). Research with practitioners in Wales: Support for foster carers with reading with their children. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/research/research-with-practitioners-in-wales---supporting-foster-carers-with-reading-with-their-children---final.pdf
Co -Director of Ragged University. Caz collaborated with David Hughes and Alex Dunedin on the setting up of Ragged University piloting the concept and launching RU in Glasgow with 17 events in four weeks. www.raggeduniversity.co.uk
Caz incorporated GTAC (Glasgow Theatre and Arts Collective) after seeing a 'for let' sign at an old YMCA building in Glasgow. This continues to be a co-working space built on a structure of sharing resources, rehearsal space and offices.
Free Belarus Now. Caz collaborated with Belarus Free Theatre and Free Belarus Now on several campaigns to raise awareness of the imprisonment of artists by the Lukeshenko regime. She screened The Last Dictator at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012. She also curated an exhibition of photos produced by the charity Free Belarus Now at the Forest Cafe.
Teatro di Nascosto.
Caz has been involved with Teatro di Nascosto for many years as a director, performer and journalist. Collaborating under the lead of artistic director Annet Henneman on the development of La Radio and several awareness raising events; Refugiati and Dreams from Beyond. Caz is passionate about the work that Annet Henneman does and believes that Theatre Reportage is an effective method to build international empathy. Please see https://www.teatrodinascosto.com
for more information and to help support Annet's incredible work.