Arts & International Affairs is the official journal of the Policy Studies Organization and of the Institute for International Cultural Relations at The University of Edinburgh.
AIA interrogates the nexus between the arts, politics and markets through a global perspective. Situated within international contexts, the arts encompass the performing, creative and visual industries that envelop the modes of expression in the global political economy. AIA’s interdisciplinary style is imperative to capturing the intersections between people, their creations, their services and institutions. Artistic works often transcend borders and provoke local, national and transnational engagement.
We seek all kinds of submissions that look at any regions and art forms. AIA’s coverage of the arts does not preclude any particular form, but also actively encourages non-Eurocentric preoccupations.
A peer-reviewed open access academic journal on an online platform, AIA engages these issues through textual articles and a multimedia section. AIA will be cited in the leading global reference database provider EBSCO, available in over 70 countries.
The Institute for International Cultural Relations
The IICR was established in 2013 and is today situated in the School of Social and Political Science in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. The IICR acts as a catalyst for interdisciplinary scholarship across the whole University, and as a bridge to practice. It also aims to connect with an internationally and inter-culturally diverse array of real-world communities, to help them face the many practical challenges they confront today.
Direct engagement and partnerships with external decision-maker, policy and practitioner communities are a unique strength of the IICR’s educational and research programmes.
This vision is summarised by the objective of the IICR to be both applied in focus and global in reach. This vision is reflected in the commitment of the IICR community to expand and deepen our connections to decision-maker, policy and practitioner communities across the planet. As part of the global objective, the IICR aims to grow into an international educational ambassador for excellence in innovation and leadership on the interfaces among arts, humanities, social sciences and public policy. A priority for the IICR is to expand the impact of our expertise and research to a global audience through interdisciplinary and methodological rigor.