Founded in 2018, the Centre for Art and Politics (CAP) is an interdisciplinary research unit housed in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews.

The Centre aims to explore social and political expressions in its many forms – ranging from the plastic to the performative, the visual to the aural, and ephemeral to the monumental — as objects of study, vehicles of memory and identity, and as research outputs.

While much of the focus will be on contemporary art, current conflicts, and immediate social issues, the Centre also invites historical explorations and analyses.

To encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and transdisciplinary perspectives, the Centre invites participation from across many different areas in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and beyond.