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, 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 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.