Since 2020 (until completion in 2024) 11 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) have been involved in the completion of a PhD programme committed to exploring the various forms of social engagement in art. The ESRs have been selected from over 270 applications from all over the world. Overall, they represent a young generation of researchers involved in the study of Socially Engaged Art across the fields of political philosophy, art theory/practice and curating/art administration.

In addition, since 2020, they have produced various research outputs (publications and conference papers) in their relevant fields, as part the PhD programme’s overall contribution to debates about the role, impact, distribution, and critical future of socially engaged art. Reflection on the development of this research has also been presented through, monthly and now bimonthly blogs.

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