A growing need exists for more research into the role that music can play in social practice, as well as for quality training and accompaniment for cultural workers and musicians who want to use their artistic competences to support a more inclusive and socially just society.

The Academic Chair Jonet of the Ghent University (UGent) and University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HoGent) plans to research diverse aspects of social and community music making, including the establishment of a research agenda (relevant to the international scientific community as well as to the local field of social music initiatives), and development of innovative research methodologies.

More information will soon be posted.