About us

Welcome to The Arts of Inclusion (TAI) website. We are a network of academics and practitioners aimed at building expertise to critically assess the role of performing arts practices for peace education and inclusion in conflict settings. The network involves a collaborative partnership between members with interdisciplinary expertise based in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The network was established with the support of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council in February 2019[1], as part of their Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The grant was aimed initially to work with international members across a range of Latin American countries and the network has grown ever since. Our work reflects local development priorities on peace education through arts engagement with individuals affected by Colombia's internal armed conflict, and Mexico and Brazil's gang war.

The Principal Investigator is based at the University of Glasgow (Odena) with the Co-Investigators based at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Colombia (Zapata), and at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico (González-Moreno).

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is supporting our activities in Scotland until 2021[2] and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is supporting a related 10-month study on the role of music practices for peace education with a Co-Applicant from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow (Green).

Together, we aim to build the foundation for sustained research that will address key issues of pressing concern in the field.

[1] AHRC Grant Ref. AH/S003851/1
[2] RSE Grant Ref. 62292

 

Latest News

Mar
23
2020

Following the coronavirus situation and after consultation it has been decided that the 13-14 May workshop in Glasgow will be postponed. Please know that the health and well-being of delegates, venue and University staffs are our first priority. The UK Government has increased the risk level in the UK to high (www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public). 

Mar
23
2020

Considerando la situación Covid-19 y después  de hacer una consulta sobre el tema, se decidió que el taller del 13 al 14 de mayo que tendría lugar en Glasgow será pospuesto. La salud y bienestar de delegados, personal de la Universidad y  encargados de la sede son nuestra prioridad. El gobierno del Reino Unido ha aumentado el nivel de riesgo a 'alto' en el Reino Unido  (www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public). 

Feb
27
2020

CONVOCATORIA DE PRESENTACIONES PATROCINADAS: se invitará a hasta ocho investigadores de doctorado y posdoctorado, académicos, líderes de práctica y política con sede en el Reino Unido a presentar su trabajo y se les ofrecerá patrocinio para viajes a Glasgow, alojamiento de 2 noches y comidas.

Feb
27
2020

CALL FOR SPONSORED PRESENTATIONS: up to eight UK-based doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, academics, practice and policy leaders will be invited to present their work and offered sponsorship covering travel to Glasgow, 2-night accommodation and meals.

Feb
11
2020

This 2-day workshop aims to stimulate participants to reflect on the role of the performing arts for developing peace education, social inclusion and conflict transformation. It combines a number of activities organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) The Arts of Inclusion (TAI) Network.