Life, death, disability and the human

This new research project lets children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions tell their own life stories through the arts

The children and young people involved use the arts including painting, drama, film making and sketching, to tell their stories. Their works are used to help raise visibility and awareness of the contributions disabled children and young people make to their families, schools, communities and civil society.

The Living Life to the Fullest project is led by Dr Kirsty Liddiard and Professor Dan Goodley from the the Faculty’s School of Education, along with colleague Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The research is co-produced with community research partners, Purple Patch Arts, DMD Pathfinders and Good Things Foundation. The three-year project runs until 2020 and has received £544,000 in funding the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).