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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:

"Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"
October 13, 6:00-8:00pm

"Creating Art, Seeking Justice"
October 18, 5:00-8:00pm

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

Reading of Play: THE SQUARE by Amy Merrill
Monday, October 17, 7:30pm
Mandel Center, Reading Room

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


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

Reading of Play: THE SQUARE by Amy Merrill
Monday, October 17, 7:30pm
Mandel Center, Reading Room

Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, International Symposium
October 14 - 20,  2016

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

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

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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