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 Australia, Poland, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Belgium, 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 2023[2] and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) supported 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

Sep
5
2022

TAI member Lukas Pairon (also founding director of the international research network SIMM) is on 18th October inaugurating the first academic chair focussing on the role music can play in social and community work, proposing the accompaniment of PhD-research in this field, as well as training for practitioners (musicians and social & community workers).  The Academic Chair Jonet and its Centre for Social Action & Music-Making (CESAMM) is an initiative of the Ghent University and

Sep
1
2022
Jun
21
2021

On June 21st, 2021, 3-5pm UK time, practice and research specialists discussed social music projects from five countries, and a study of Indigenous music, at the 2nd Workshop of The Arts of Inclusion (TAI) network. This event was held online and was free of charge.

May
21
2021
May
6
2021

Save the date: on June 21st, 3-5pm UK time, practice and research specialists will discuss social music projects from five countries and a study of Indigenous music at the 2nd workshop of The Arts of Inclusion (TAI) network. This event will be online and free of charge. Contributors will include Sergio Figueiredo (Brazil), Lukas Pairon (Belgium), Hector Vázquez (Mexico/Canada), Shelly Coyne with Raymond MacDonald (UK), Daniel Mateos-Moreno (Spain), Geoff Baker (UK), Patricia González-Moreno and Rubén Carrillo (Mexico).