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New Minor: Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights

Call for Entries: The 2015 Alexia Foundation Grants
Professional Deadline Jan. 29
Student Deadline: Feb. 2

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

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and Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises


Video: The Conference of the Birds
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Publishing opportunity for students and faculty
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2015 Grant Opportunity: Photography Projects on Conflict
The Aftermath Project
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Reflections from IPRA's 25th General Conference
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Video: Interview with Catherine Filloux about her new play "SELMA '65"
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RFP: Artist as Activist, Rauschenberg Foundation
Travel & Research grants rolling deadline through March 15
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Fulbright-mtvU Grants
Deadline: February 27
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Listen to a podcast from Arts, Well-being and Resilience: Ideas and Music with Cynthia Cohen and Jane Wilburn Sapp
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Video: Liberian Women's Chorus' song about abducted Nigerian girls
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Listen to a podcast of a panel on the theme of Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation at the UBIAS conference that featured Dr. Cynthia Cohen and many more
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Press Release Summary from 25th IPRA General Conference
August 10-14
Istanbul, Turkey
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Rehearsing Change: A semester study abroad opportunity in Ecuador
Spring 2015
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Read News from the Field under the featured themes of Creative Approaches to Sustainability and Environmental Justice
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and Puppetry and Social Transformation


View a video from
"Composing Our Lives
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workshop with Jane Sapp
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Read more News from the Field.


Acting Together Documentary

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Find "Acting Together" screenings near you.

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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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