What's Happening

The new Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

Now Accepting Applications:
Acting Together
Small Grants
for Educators and Universities
Applications Due: April 30
Apply Now
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American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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CAST Program Awards Grants to Faculty Projects


Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights


Interactive Session - Catalyzing Social Change: Women, Media and the Arts
April 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
House of Sweden, Washington, DC
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Article: 
Talk bridges improvisation and justice
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Plays by Sean Christopher Lewis: Killadelphia, Dogs of Rwanda, and Rust 
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Volunteering and Internship Opportunities with Ba Futuru
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Broadsided Press

Published monthly via international vector distribution
Submissions invited through May
You could be a vector.
You could get Broadsided.
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USDAC "HI-LI" Creative Community Database
Accepting project submissions
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In Place of War
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Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artists and Ebola: Preventing, Honoring, Grieving, Healing
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Featured Theme -
News from the Field: “The Most Important Images of the Year”: Artists Respond to Racial Violence in the U.S.
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Video: Paul Smith, Director of British Council, USA on 'Culture and Conflict' at Reception Honoring Fatu Gaylor & Naomi Sinnreich
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Article:
Forum on Peacebuilding and Traditional Arts
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You Reap What You Sow: Crowdfunding for Film by Pakistani Director
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Press Release La MaMa Umbria International Spoleto Festival
Summer 2015
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Optivism - Music & Film
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Brandeis and CAST student participating in Rehearsing Change study abroad program in Ecuador
Spring 2015
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24th International Festival of Student Theatre
September 28 to October 2
Besançon, France
Registration Deadline: April 1


Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artistic Responses to the Syrian Crisis 

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and Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises


Listen to a podcast from Arts, Well-being and Resilience: Ideas and Music with Cynthia Cohen and Jane Wilburn Sapp

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View a video from
"Composing Our Lives
Together" song-writing
workshop with Jane Sapp
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Read more News from the Field.


Acting Together Documentary

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Watch the preview!


Find "Acting Together" screenings near you.

Newsletter

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About Us

The program in Peacebuilding and the Arts is directed by Dr. Cynthia Cohen, continuing work previously undertaken within the framework of ‘Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation.' Our program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict. We collaborate with several departments and programs at Brandeis University, including MusicUnitesUS, PAX (Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies), the School of Creative Arts, and the Office of the Arts.

Our current major initiative is "A Way Out of No Way," a multi-media project that is documenting the forty-year practice of cultural work of the extraordinary musician, educator, activist and cultural worker, Jane Wilburn Sapp

The "Acting Together" Project is undertaken in partnership with Theatre Without Borders and ReCAST, Inc.


Peacebuilding and the Arts is part of Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. The Ethics Center also houses a program in international justice and sponsors an array of programs on the Brandeis campus.