The Arts of Inclusion (TAI): Examining the Role of Performing Arts for Peace Education in Conflict. A UK-Latin American Countries Network

This was a 24-month project starting February 2019. The focus of the project was to establish a network of academics and activists to share and build expertise to critically assess the role of performing arts practices for peace education and inclusion in conflict settings across a range of Latin American ODA recipients; and to build the foundation for sustained research that will address key issues of pressing concern in the field. The network involved a collaborative partnership between academics with interdisciplinary expertise based in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and the UK. The project reflected 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 PI is based at the University of Glasgow (Oscar Odena) and the Co-Is are based at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Colombia (Zapata), and at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico (Gonzalez).

PI and Co-Is - International Collaborators


Dr Oscar Odena, School of Education, University of Glasgow



Professor Gloria P. Zapata, Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Colombia 

Professor Patricia González-Moreno, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico

Start and End Date

1 February 2019 - 31 January 2021

Funder and Funding Amount

Arts and Humanities Research Council - £53,827

Grant Ref: AH/S003851/1

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