What's Happening

Cultural Spaces in the Rebuilding of Communities: Examples from Colombia, Syria and the United States
March 27, 5:00pm
Mandel Atrium


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


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

Quilts from Syria and Iraq
The Advocacy Project


International Community Arts Festival (CAF)
March 27 - April 2, 2017
ICAF


Play: Kidnap Road
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
April 27 - May 14
LMM


Displaced Artists Fund Residency Program
Vermont Studio Center
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Introducing USDAC Outposts
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A TheTheatreTimes.com
Now Seeking Contributions
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Artists as First Responders in a Time of Moral Crisis"


Women In Music
WIM


Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability":


Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions
OAR

Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports
ASC

Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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IIE

Music Versus Gun Violence
#PutTheGunsDown
MvsGV 


Video: Workshop with Jane Wilburn Sapp
Part of the event series Now As Then: Events focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights 

Read more News from the Field.

 

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.