What's Happening

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

Fatu Gayflor and Toni Shapiro-Phim in Residence
March 2 - 5
Multiple events and presentations. Learn more.
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Movie: Traitors
March 8, 6:00pm
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CAST Student Grant Opportunities
Applications Due April 1
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American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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CAST Program Awards Grants to Faculty Projects
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights

Fulbright-mtvU Grants
Applications Due:
February 27
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Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artists and Ebola: Preventing, Honoring, Grieving, Healing


Call for Art for "The Ebola Domino Project"
Submission Deadline: February 28


Featured Theme -
News from the Field: “The Most Important Images of the Year”: Artists Respond to Racial Violence in the U.S.


Artists against Police Brutality
Final Submissions Due February 28


Creative Capital -
Letters of Inquiry

Submission Deadline: March 2
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Theatre and Peacebuilding
in Israel
February & March 2015

Optivism - Music & Film
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RFP: Artist as Activist, Rauschenberg Foundation
Travel & Research grant rolling deadline through March 15
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Play: Shivering of the Rose
Lexington, Virginia and Georgetown, Washington
March 24-31, 2015


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


The White Mountain National Forest Artist-in-Residence Program
Applications Due: April 17
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Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artistic Responses to the Syrian Crisis 

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and Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises


Video: The Conference of the Birds
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Publishing opportunity for students and faculty
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Reflections from IPRA's 25th General Conference
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Video: Interview with Catherine Filloux about her new play "SELMA '65"
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RFP: Artist as Activist, Rauschenberg Foundation
Travel & Research grants rolling deadline through March 15
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Listen to a podcast from Arts, Well-being and Resilience: Ideas and Music with Cynthia Cohen and Jane Wilburn Sapp
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Listen to a podcast of a panel on the theme of Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation at the UBIAS conference that featured Dr. Cynthia Cohen and many more
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Rehearsing Change: A semester study abroad opportunity in Ecuador
Spring 2015
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Read News from the Field under the featured themes of Creative Approaches to Sustainability and Environmental Justice
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and Puppetry and Social Transformation


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.