What's Happening

Arts for Life Podcast Series
Episode 1 - Arts for Life: African Voices, a pilot featuring Gcina Mhlophe and Kim Berman
 
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The new Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2016 CAST Annual Report
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CAST Design Lab Reports


American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts

Highlights

Creating Profits with Passion Bootcamp
December 6 & 8
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Muktadhara 2016
7th Bi-annual International Forum Theatre Festival
December 5-20, 2016
Badu, India
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Call for Submissions: PARtake - the journal of performance as research
Deadline: December 15, 2016


Songwriting Contest: Musician’s United To Protect Bristol Bay (MUTPBB)
Deadline: December 31
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Call for Submissions: Writing and Art focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Action at Standing Rock
Broadsided Press
Deadline: January 10, 2017
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Call for Sessions: VSA Kennedy Center's 2017 Intersections: Arts & Special Education Conference
Deadline: January 15, 2017
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Call for USDAC LAB Project Proposals
Deadline: February 8, 2017
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Women In Music
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International Community Arts Festival (CAF)
March 27 - April 2, 2017
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Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and the 2016 Presidential Election":


Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability":


Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions
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Theater of Witness
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "African-led Initiatives at the Intersection of the Arts and Social Transformation"


Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
Search for Common Ground, UNICEF
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2016 Films Online Launch - Global Action Project
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Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports
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Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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Music Versus Gun Violence
#PutTheGunsDown
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Video: Workshop with Jane Wilburn Sapp
Part of the event series Now As Then: Events focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights 
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Acting Together Documentary

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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.