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:
Featured News from the Field Theme: "Artists as First Responders in a Time of Moral Crisis"
Call for USDAC LAB Project Proposals
Deadline: February 8, 2017
International Community Arts Festival (CAF)
March 27 - April 2, 2017
Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability":
Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions
Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
Search for Common Ground, UNICEF
Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
Acting Together Documentary
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Nilanjana Premaratna is a PhD student at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. She is a scholar and activist from Sri Lanka with a history of volunteering and working in the Sri Lankan conflict context for over one and a half decades. Her education and research interests build upon this activism and experience.
Nilanjana graduated from the University of Colombo with a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Master's degree at the University of Queensland on an Australian Leadership Award. In her PhD thesis, Nilanjana explores the role of theatre for peacebuilding in South Asia. Thus, her research and activist interests in the nexus of art and peacebuilding complement each other, drawing from and contributing to each other.
She co-authored "Art and Peacebuilding: How Theatre Transforms Conflict in Sri Lanka," a chapter in the following book: Oliver Richmond (ed), "Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding: Critical Developments and Approaches," London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 376-391.
Our gratitude is given to Nilanjana for collaborating with the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts to compile a set of initiatives and organizations in South Asia working in the intersection of theatre and peacebuilding for News from the Field and for our January Peacebuilding and the Arts Now newsletter.