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Arts for Life Podcast Series
Episode 1 - Arts for Life: African Voices, a pilot featuring Gcina Mhlophe and Kim Berman

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

Imagining Freedom | Creating Justice - Salon Series:

"Staging Social Change"
November 1, 6:00-8:00pm

Call for Applicants: Grants for Student Projects Related to CAST - Fall 2016
Applications Due: November 29

2016 CAST Annual Report

CAST Design Lab Reports

American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts

Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts


Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot

Super PAC (Super Participatory Arts Coalition)
Join USDAC as a ExtraSuperDelegate!
Sept. 6 - Nov. 7, 2016

November 17 - 19, 2016
United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)

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

Muktadhara 2016
7th Bi-annual International Forum Theatre Festival
December 5-20, 2016
Badu, India

Theater of Witness

Songwriting Contest: Musician’s United To Protect Bristol Bay (MUTPBB)

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

2016 Films Online Launch - Global Action Project

Alternate ROOTS

Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports

Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice #1

“Normalizing the Extraordinary in Medellín - Part I and Part II
The first of a two-part account by Chief Policy Wonk Arlene Goldbard of a visit to Medellín, Colombia, in early December 2015

“Yes, Art and Culture Can Change the World”
By Adam Horowitz
GOOD Magazine

Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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2016 Documentary Winners: Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

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

Music Versus Gun Violence

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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Find "Acting Together" screenings near you.


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IPRA Japan Conference 2012

IPRA Japan Conference 2012
November 24 - 28, 2012
Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2012

This year, the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is convening its bi-annual conference in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Since 2004, IPRA has included an Arts and Peace commission which facilitates networking and sharing of information among artists, peacebuilders, researchers and educators throughout the world. This year, we will be exploring the following themes: music and conflict transformation; visual art and peacebuilding; music therapy; documentation, assessment and evaluation of work at the nexus of art, culture and peacebuilding; the contributions of theatre and ritual to the creative transformation of conflict; and developing a global infrastructure to support the peacebuilding/arts field. We welcome proposals for sessions on these and other topics, including initiatives in Africa, the Middle East, South and Central America, Indigenous communities, Asia and Pacific regions, among others. Those interested in proposing individual presentations or sessions should submit an application as soon as possible, but no later than May 1. Please see the submission guidelines and schedule.

In most years there is a little, but VERY little, financial assistance for participants from non-OECD countries. We encourage colleagues who wish to participate to mark the November dates in your calendar, and seek resources from your institutions or other sources available to you. Please check the IPRA and conference website for updated information. 

Cynthia Cohen and Maria Elena Lopez Vinader, co-convenors, Arts and Peace Commission, IPRA


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