Welcome to Music and Arts in Action

The journal Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) emerges from international, cross-disciplinary work that takes a wider, holistic approach in researching the dynamic role of music and the arts in social life and cultural experience. Cutting-edge work in this area considers how aesthetic experiences and artistic forms are unconsciously, semi-consciously and actively used by individuals and groups to structure social relations, situations, environments and action. Simply put, how, when and where do music and art do something, how do music and art matter?

MAiA is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by the SocArts Research Group and the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology of the University of Exeter (United Kingdom). 

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Forthcoming MAiA issues


The following volume of Music and Arts in Action is currently in preparation

Thematic Issue - El Sistema, Youth Orchestras and Ensembles as socio-artistic intervention: exploring contradiction, ambivalence and complexity, Edited by Pedro S. Boia, CIPEM/INET-md - Porto Polytechnic


We wish to thank all the authors who have submitted a proposal to this issue.

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