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

American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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CAST Program Awards Grants to Faculty Projects


Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights

Photography Competition on Human Rights and Belonging
Applications Due: June 10
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Call for Applications, SXSW® Community Fund $10,000 Grant
Applications Due: June 26
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Broadsided Press

Published monthly via international vector distribution
Submissions invited September through May
You could be a vector.
You could get Broadsided.
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2015 Imaginings
In 16 Cities in the U.S.
Hosted by USDAC
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Public: An e-Journal from Imagining America
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Article: 
Talk bridges improvisation and justice
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ImpFest


Plays by Sean Christopher Lewis: Killadelphia, Dogs of Rwanda, and Rust 
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Volunteering and Internship Opportunities with Ba Futuru
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USDAC "HI-LI" Creative Community Database
Accepting project submissions
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In Place of War
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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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Article:
Forum on Peacebuilding and Traditional Arts
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You Reap What You Sow: Crowdfunding for Film by Pakistani Director
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Press Release La MaMa Umbria International Spoleto Festival
Summer 2015
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Optivism - Music & Film
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24th International Festival of Student Theatre
September 28 to October 2
Besançon, France
Registration Deadline: April 1


Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artistic Responses to the Syrian Crisis 

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and Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises

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Acting Together Documentary

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Nilanjana Premaratna


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. 




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