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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.

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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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