The international platform SIMM schedules an exceptional collaboration with universities and university colleges in and outside Belgium.
SIMM is rapidly becoming an inter-faculty and inter-university research platform.
The inter-faculty and inter-university establishment of SIMM is in this specific research area considered internationally as a unique initiative. We are designing a multi-faceted approach and accompaniment of doctoral and post-doctoral research projects that have been welcomed in research seminars proposed by the SIMM-platform since 2018.
There are some studies on the social impact of art on people (in vulnerable situations). The added value of SIMM is the ‘association’ of the various disciplines and the fact that research can thus be bundled and can be approached from different perspectives. This we expect can strengthen the validity of the results.
SIMM has been in contact with the following universities and university colleges which are actively involved in the project through the organization of the annual international SIMM-posia or SIMM-seminars: Guildhall School of Music and Drama & Royal Holloway University London (RHUL); CIPEM Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical, Porto; Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas (Bogota, Colombia); University of Antwerp & Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA); Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (Brisbane, Australia)…
A special partnership is being developed with the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Besides the fact that the Guildhall School organised and welcomed the 2nd international SIMM-posium in London in July 2017, Guildhall is special for SIMM because of its investment in starting the first SIMM-PhD-programme in the world. And there is of course also SIMM’s strong connection to John Sloboda, who is the founding president of SIMM (2017-2020), and who is also research professor at Guildhall.
The start-up of SIMM in 2017 is made possible thanks to an important financial input by the Fonds Baillet Latour.
The Belgian Fondation Future 21 decided to sponsor SIMM from 2018 on, in particular in support of our international comparative research projects.
The precious partnership of the British fund SEMPRE is since 2017 giving support to scholars needing help to be able to participate in research seminars and symposia organised by SIMM.