TAI Project News

The transformative role that music can play in social inclusion and conflict resolution was discussed at a University of Glasgow event on 23 March.

‘Music for Other-than-musical Purposes’ brought together academics, practitioners and students to the University of Glasgow’s Advanced Research Centre (ARC) to hear more about the work of The Arts of Inclusion (TAI) network.

The purpose of this event is to present the work of The Arts of Inclusion network and discuss the role of music for other-than-musical purposes, with examples form a recent book by TAI members, Music and Social Inclusion .

TAI article 'Can Music Be a Tool for Social Transformation' includes a downloadable open access PDF and activity sheet for schools. The article can be accessed here

This article was produced by Futurum, a magazine and online platform aimed at inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM and SHAPE (social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy). You can find more information and free teaching resources at www.futurumcareers.com 


The programme and registration details for the 7th SIMM-posium - organised in and with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London from 12-14th December 2022 - can now be found on the SIMM website

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.

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).

TAI Advisory member Geoff Baker opened the 5th SIMM-posium on the 12th of January 2021 with a keynote on Rethinking Social Action Through Music. The keynote was presented by TAI member Lukas Pairon and was followed by an exchange with SIMM-president John Sloboda (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK).

Every year since 2015, the international research platform SIMM (Social Impact of Music Making) has brought together experts from the fields of musical practice and research. After Brussels and Ghent, London, Porto and Bogota, the annual SIMM-posium returns to Belgium this winter, hosted by BOZAR. From 12 January to 9 March, weekly online sessions will bring together some of the world’s leading specialists to explore themes that combine music and activism.