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Updates from the Recipients
of Acting Together 
Small Grants
> New: Update on Creative Camp for Peace Building in Nepal by Mandala Theatre
Mandala


"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:


CAST 2015 Annual Report


CAST Design Lab Reports


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


Art & Social Justice
State of the Arts - Fall 2015


American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
AT


Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts

Highlights

Training in Music and Conflict Transformation
June 6-17
SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont


Summer Peacebuilding Institute
June 2016
CJP


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


“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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IIE


CULTURE//SH/FT
November 17 - 19, 2016
United States Department of Arts and Culture


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


2016 Documentary Winners: Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
SIMA


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 
JS

Article: CAST-sponsored Ebony Axis debuts
hoot 

Art With Impact and Movies for Mental Health
AWI


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


OAS Peace Fund Promotes Arts Among Belizean and Guatemalan Children
OAS


Public
: An e-Journal from Imagining America

Public


Article: 
Talk bridges improvisation and justice
justice
ImpFest

In Place of War
IPW

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“Acting Together” Documentary Selected to Receive a
2012 Telly Award

Telly
June 8, 2012 –
 The Telly Awards has named Cynthia Cohen and Allison Lund as winners in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Acting Together on the World Stage.”  Selected from nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, Telly Award is the most well-known and prestigious professional video industry award, this is a tremendous honor for the production team including Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts program, and filmmaker Allison Lund.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding professional video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards.  “Cohen and Lund's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, comprising the Silver Telly Council (Silver being the highest presented award), judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  “Acting Together on the World Stage” won a Bronze Telly in the Education category.

ATThis July will mark one-year anniversary of completion of the documentary, “Acting Together on the World Stage.” This award is both a tremendous honor and great recognition of our on-going effort for promoting peace through the use of arts. If you want to get involved in the Acting Together project, please contact Polly Walker at pollyowalker@gmail.com. View the screening event calendar and learn more about the Acting Together project.


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