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Updates from the Recipients
of Acting Together 
Small Grants


"Arts and Building Peace: Affirming the Basics and Envisioning the Future" - Paper by Dr. Cynthia Cohen

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

Article: LaShawn Simmons '18 breaks down barriers and builds empowerment with poetry
Brandeis NOW
Recipient of a CAST Grant for Student Projects

Art & Social Justice
State of the Arts - Fall 2015

CAST 2015 Annual Report

CAST Design Lab Reports

American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts

Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts


Seminar on the Contribution of Art and Culture in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Asia
November 20-21
Jakarta, Indonesia

USDAC Call for Cultural Agents
Deadline: November 20

Crowdfunding Campaign: In/Visible City
Via DAH Theatre, Serbia

Arts for Social Change - 2016 Fall M.Ed. Program
Simon Fraser University
Apply by: March 15, 2016

Broadsided Press
Published monthly via international vector distribution
Submissions invited September through May
You could be a vector.
You could get Broadsided.

Drama Club - NYC

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 

Article: CAST-sponsored Ebony Axis debuts

Art With Impact and Movies for Mental Health

Sundance Institute Theatre Program

Kidnap Road - A New Play by Catherine Filloux

The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Unite After Church Massacre
The Huffington Post

Srebrenica Quilt Display Will Cap 20 Years of Advocacy and Anguish

Book - Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

OAS Peace Fund Promotes Arts Among Belizean and Guatemalan Children

: An e-Journal from Imagining America


Talk bridges improvisation and justice

In Place of War

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

Read more News from the Field.


Acting Together Documentary

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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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