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Join the Global “Acting Together” Campaign.
Read News from the Field under the featured themes of "Peacebuilding and the Arts in Latin America" and "Artistic Responses to Trayvon Martin's Life and Death."
Read about Panel on Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation at UBC Conference
Learn about our new project:
"A Way Out of No Way"
with Jane Wilburn Sapp
Read Cindy Cohen's article in the 2013 Olive Branch Teacher's Guide.
Acting Together at Community Arts Lab (CAL) Theatre Festival in Netherlands
View video: Presentation by the Ulafa’a Visual Artists of Bahrain
Read portrait of Cynthia Cohen in American Theatre magazine.
“Linking the Arts With Justice” by Cindy Cohen. Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Ethics Central Newsletter.
Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts featured in Brandeis Magazine: (Summer 2012 issue)
Read a Book Review
by Serge Loode of the
Acting Together Anthology
Vol. I & II
Xchange Perspectives (XCP) is using a Peacebuilding and the Arts report to support their work in South Sudan. Read more and watch the video.
Acting Together Documentary
Read a review of the Acting Together documentary by Shoshana Zeldner, featured by the Compathos Foundation
“Acting Together” Documentary receives the “Spirit of Place” Award
Exploring the contributions of arts and culture to peace
Welcome to Peacebuilding and the Arts, a program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis. This website is for artists, cultural workers, coexistence practitioners, peacebuilding scholars, and all who are interested in how the arts and cultural traditions can be crafted to bridge differences, mediate conflicts, and contribute to peace.
We collaborate with artists who work in divided communities, supporting them to reflect on, document, and strengthen their practice. The lessons from these collaborations are accessible through publications, trainings, courses, and this virtual resource center. Read more about why we need creative approaches to peacebuilding.
Sign up to receive our newsletter, Peacebuilding and the Arts NOW, and read the latest issue.
SEEKING LIVES OF PURPOSE:
Images, Songs and Stories that Challenge and Inspire
Events featuring cultural worker Jane Wilburn Sapp and photojournalist Don West
Part of ‘DEIS Impact 2014: The weeklong "Festival of Social Justice" at Brandeis University
February 1–10, 2014
Portraits of Purpose: Focusing on Social Justice Leaders in Boston and the World
February 1 - 10, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Library
Imposing Our Lives Together: Song-Writing Workshop with Jane Wilburn Sapp
Sunday, February 2, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
Application deadline: January 27
Read more and download the application
Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life:
Spirituality and the Quest for Justice in the African-American Musical Tradition
Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
Meet and Greet Artists Don West and Jane Japp: Reception
Wednesday, February 5, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Lobby
Read more details about these events. SEEKING LIVES OF PURPOSE is co-sponsored by ‘DEIS Impact, The Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts; Graduate Student Association; The Office of the Dean of Student Life; Social Justice Social Policy; The Intercultural Center; Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies; The Protestant Chaplain’s Office and others. Read more about our project with Jane Wilburn Sapp: "A Way Out of No Way."
We are currently partnering with ReCAST, Inc. on a Multilingual Global Campaign for "Acting Together on the World Stage."
Acting Together documentary: “Acting Together on the World Stage”
This remarkable 54 minutes documentary highlights courageous and creative artists and peacebuilders working in conflict regions, describes exemplary peacebuilding performances and offers tools for the creative transformation of violence. Order your copy now.
Acting Together anthology: “Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict” is a two-volume work describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. Volume II focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by "subtler" forms of structural violence and social exclusion. Order your copy now.