About T:AP

The Transcend: Art and Peace Network (T:AP) is an online community of researchers, artists and activists who are passionate about the roles of music and the arts in the promotion of a culture of peace. The T:AP methodology is based on the Transcend method established by Johan Galtung, one of the founders of peace and conflict studies. By paying attention to cultural and structural violence, and not only to direct violence, and by highlighting ways to expose and reduce violence, our research network aims to enhance people’s capacity to transform conflict in humane and nonviolent ways. Another aspect of the power of music and the arts is that they can enhance human qualities such as creativity, nonviolence and empathy, when used for positive social change and the improvement of society. The T:AP Network was established by two friends in 2000 and has been growing steadily ever since.