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Arts for Life Podcast Series
Episode 1 - Arts for Life: African Voices, a pilot featuring Gcina Mhlophe and Kim Berman
 
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The new Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2016 CAST Annual Report
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CAST Design Lab Reports


American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts

Highlights

Creating Profits with Passion Bootcamp
December 6 & 8
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Muktadhara 2016
7th Bi-annual International Forum Theatre Festival
December 5-20, 2016
Badu, India
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Call for Submissions: PARtake - the journal of performance as research
Deadline: December 15, 2016


Songwriting Contest: Musician’s United To Protect Bristol Bay (MUTPBB)
Deadline: December 31
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Call for Submissions: Writing and Art focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Action at Standing Rock
Broadsided Press
Deadline: January 10, 2017
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Call for Sessions: VSA Kennedy Center's 2017 Intersections: Arts & Special Education Conference
Deadline: January 15, 2017
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Call for USDAC LAB Project Proposals
Deadline: February 8, 2017
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Women In Music
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International Community Arts Festival (CAF)
March 27 - April 2, 2017
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Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and the 2016 Presidential Election":


Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability":


Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions
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Theater of Witness
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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
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2016 Films Online Launch - Global Action Project
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Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports
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Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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IIE

Music Versus Gun Violence
#PutTheGunsDown
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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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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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