Crowdfunding Campaign: In/Visible City
Via DAH Theatre, Serbia

Apply to Perform - Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
Apply by: February 12, 9:00am

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.

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

Short Film: Two Faiths One Prayer -- Muslims and Jews Pray Together in LA

Novel: Dancing with Diana

Book - Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

OAS Peace Fund Promotes Arts Among Belizean and Guatemalan Children

Use of Arabic cultural arts bring greater peace and understanding

2015 Imaginings
In 16 Cities in the U.S.
Hosted by USDAC

Public: An e-Journal from Imagining America

BogotArt Foundation

Volunteering and Internship Opportunities with Ba Futuru

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.

USDAC "HI-LI" Creative Community Database
Accepting project submissions

Optivism - Music & Film

24th International Festival of Student Theatre
September 28 to October 2
Besançon, France

Past Featured Theme -
Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises

Publishing opportunity for students and faculty

Africa Yoga Project
Photo Credit: Robin O'Neill

Read Ceremonies of Dance and Song in Native American Peacemaking by Polly Walker

Xchange Perspectives (XCP) is using a Peacebuilding and the Arts report to support their work in South Sudan.
Read more and watch the video

Archive -
News from the Field

Acting Together Documentary

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News From the Field

A listing of news, events, artistic works, resources, and opportunities related to the field of peacebuilding and the arts.

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News & Events

Play: Collision
November 14, 8:00pm
November 15, 2:00pm

Merrick Theatre

collisionDirected by Kesi Kmt, Collision is a devised theater project in which actors come together to collaborate and create a play that centers universal and personal narratives as an act of social change. The play is inspired by the film Pariah and sponsored by QPOCC and TRISK by way of BPA GRANTS. Tickets are free and available at the SCC Box Office. Limited space available. Starring: Brontë Velez, Dennis Hermida, Chinyere Brown, Molly Gimbel, Solomon McBride, Victoria Filas, & Kesi Kmt, with musical features from Mannie Rivers.

Crowdfunding Campaign: In/Visible City 

InVisibleCityDAH Theatre, based in Belgrade, Serbia, has dedicated 10 years to the search for peacebuilding and bridging of different cultures, nationalities and groups through the project In/Visible City. This project, an innovative and inspiring approach to connecting differences (through an interactive play performed inside a city bus connecting culturally different parts of the city) has continuously grown in the past decade connecting cities inside Serbia, but also spreading the idea of tolerance throughout Europe.

This year, DAH Theatre is celebrating their 10th anniversary and therefore have decided to, once again, abridge the differences and promote peacebuilding and tolerance. They have raises the funds for half of the In/Visible City project and need your help in funding the rest. View the Indiegogo campaign page and video.

Exhibition: "In Solidarity" 
University Gallery at University of Massachusetts Lowell
October 28 - November 25


Image: Naoe Suzuki | Love,
Sunshine, mixed media on
laser cut paper, courtesy
of Naoe Suzuki and University
of Massachusetts, Lowell

Artist Talk & Reception:
October 29

Talk: 3:30 - 4:30pm (O'Leary Learning Commons Rm. 222)
Reception: 4:30pm - 6:30pm (University Gallery at Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA)

For the last four years, Naoe Suzuki’s work has been incited and informed by the dwindling and loss of our world’s most precious resource – water. As we witness California suffering from the worst drought in over a thousand years, water has become a topic of utmost importance. Suzuki addresses the issue of water scarcity in her work by reimagining various geographic waterways as laser cut paper.

View directions, read more about Naoe Suzuki, and read the exhibition press release.

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Film: Interational Boulevard
Rebecca Dharmapalan, a student in Oakland, CA, was inspired to create a film to raise awareness about the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children. "I decided to use art as a means of exploring activism," Dharmapalan, now 19, tells Mashable. "I didn't realize there were so many people in Oakland using art as a way of expressing their changemaking, so I figured I'd try it out." Read about the film International Boulevard and visit the crowdfunding page.

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Resources & Opportunities


Apply to Perform at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
Deadline: February 12, 9:00am

Are you a Brandeis student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus with a performance you'd like to give at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts? The festival is welcoming applications for 20-minute performances for the afternoon of Sunday, April 17. The deadline to apply is February 12 at 9:00am. Learn more and apply.

2016 Summer Internship: Whitney Museum of American Art
New York City

Read more about the opportunity. Interested candidates must interview in order to be accepted for participation in 

Application Deadline: February 1
The 2016 Summer Intern Program begins June 6th and continues through August 5th. The Hiatt Center encourages students should log into the Brandeis B.hired website for more detailed information and to apply. The director of the Whitney Museum is a Brandeis graduate.

Internship Opportunity - MUS 92b: The Embodiment of Voice: Internship in Process, Production & Performance
The Division of Creative Arts seeks 6-12 interns to collaborate with Brandeis Creative Arts Award recipient and artist-in-residence Tony Arnold, soprano, on a campus-wide, multi-disciplinary performance and installation that will be presented on Saturday, April 16, 2016, as well as an interactive presentation of John Cage’s Song Books at the Shapiro Campus Center on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Materials for this project will be compiled from pieces produced during Tony’s visits to creative arts classes throughout the spring semester, as well as through original works derived by the interns.

This is a great opportunity for students to be a part of a groundbreaking program, and to get hands-on creative, curatorial, administrative, performance, and producing experience. Interns will meet every week with Tony Arnold and/or course assistant Victoria Cheah to workshop, plan, and discuss the March and April projects from the conceptual stage through implementation.this course. Interviews with Tony Arnold (and Victoria Cheah) will take place on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. If absolutely necessary, other times may be scheduled at the discretion of instructor. Please email both Tony Arnold and Victoria Cheah to indicate your interest. Please include a CV or resume in your email to tony@screecher.com and vcheah@brandeis.edu.

Opportunity for Brandeis Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Grants - Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
Apply by January 19

Every year, the Office of the Arts gives grants to support original creative work by faculty, staff and students for the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. Inspired by this year's Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then and Now, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Louis D. Brandeis' appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Office of the Arts is especially interested in projects that engage with the legacy of Brandeis' tenure. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Citizenship and the Economy
  • Privacy, Technology and the Modern Self
  • Expanding Diversity
  • Free Speech and Participation in a Democracy
  • The Artist as Citizen

Applications for the 2016 festival (April 14-17) are due on January 19, 2016. Apply and review information about the jury review.


Opportunity for Brandeis Students:
2016 Davis Projects for Peace Grant
Applications Due: January 15

The Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program at Brandeis University is accepting proposals from students for the 2016 Davis Projects for Peace grant. The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2016. All Brandeis undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this $10,000 grant. Interested students must contact Professor Gordie Fellman prior to December 11 to discuss their proposal. The application deadline is January 15, 2016. Learn more about the opportunity.

Arts for Social Change - 2016 Fall M.Ed. Program
The Simon Fraser University Faculty of Education
Vancouver, Canada
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

sfuThe M.Ed. in Arts for Social Change (ASC), the first to be offered in Canada, is designed for artists, educators, change-makers and others who wish to integrate arts-based practices and insights into their work for social change. In this interdisciplinary program, students will develop and refine skills in arts-infused group facilitation techniques and the integration of ASC processes into diverse agendas for change. Students will have the opportunity to intern with local organizations engaged in arts-based community projects. The program is ideally suited for: practicing artists, art educators at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, community activists, cultural workers, recent graduates and others who wish to integrate the arts and art-making into their work for innovative social change. Learn more.

Seminar on the Contribution of Art and Culture in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Asia
November 20 - 21, 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia

CKUHosted by the Jakarta Biennale, the Danish Embassy in Indonesia, and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) in Jakarta, Indonesia, a two-day regional seminar on the Contribution of Art and Culture in Peace and Reconciliation Processes will take place from November 20 to 21, 2015. The aim of the seminar is to share knowledge and experiences in order to identify best practices and methods of working with conflict prevention and reconciliation through art and culture. The seminar also provides networking opportunities between artists, curators and institutions from Denmark, Nepal, Pakistan, and Indonesia.

Keynote speakers Professor Yudhishtir Raj Isar, artist Mariam Ghani and curator Ade Darmawan will provide insights on the interlink between art/culture and peace/reconciliation and give solid background for the discussions throughout the seminar. Scholars, art/development practitioners, and artists working in the intersection between art and peace building will gather to answer the following questions: Can art create peace? Has culture anything to offer in post-conflict situations? How can art institutions strengthen dialogue and reconciliation? Learn more, visit the website, and register.

Call for Cultural Agents
Deadline: November 20

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)

usdacUSDAC is now recruiting a third cohort of Cultural Agents—deeply creative individuals committed to social change—to perform the USDAC at a local level and build capacity for long-term organizing. From January to June 2016, Cultural Agents will take part in a series of online learning sessions, acquiring the context and practical skills to deepen local cultural organizing efforts within the context of a growing grassroots movement for cultural democracy. Following an initial period of on-the-ground arts-based action-research, Agents have the opportunity to open up a Field Office, a local node for ongoing USDAC activity. Applications are due November 20th. Learn more about the role and the application.

The Art of Peace: Creative Approaches in Conflict Transformation
November 11 - 14, 2015
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego

ArtofPeaceFrom November 11-14, 2015, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), of the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies, will host a multi-day symposium exploring the use of the arts in peacebuilding. The symposium will feature local, national and international playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics who are mobilizing the creative power of the arts to break the cycle of conflict.

Performances, exhibitions and workshops will demonstrate how the arts can be used to resolve conflict nonviolently, deescalate violence, transform relationships, support individual and community healing, and build capacities for peace. By providing space for artists to reflect on their practice, share their learning and network with other peacebuilders, the IPJ will highlight the importance of this rapidly growing field of arts-based peacebuilding. Join us to experience the unique and universal ability of art to engage audiences in discourses on peace, justice and social transformation. Learn more and view the full schedule of events and register.

Internship Opportunities: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
deCordovaDeadline: November 12

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA has various internship opportunities for students interested in the arts, museums, education, and community engagement. 

LGBTQ Friendly Campuses and Student Resources
Affordable Colleges Online
The most frequent intended major reported by LGBTQ students planning to pursue postsecondary education is Visual and Performing Arts, according to a survey by the 2013 National School Climate Survey. Every student faces challenges during college; some of which are common among peers, and others that are more individual. LGBTQ students, for example, have a unique set of challenges to consider. Fortunately, more and more schools are working to make their campuses, traditional and online, more inclusive. The LGBTQ Friendly Campuses and Student Resources guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education. Read more and browse the resource center.

2016 Grant Applications Open for Photography Projects on Conflict
The Aftermath Project
The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. Proposals should include an explanation of the specific aftermath issues related to the project being proposed, as well as an overview of the applicant’s plans for covering the story during the course of the grant year — i.e, the proposed timing of trips, etc. Read more about the application guidelines. Please email aftermathprojectinfo(at)gmail.com with additional questions. This will be the last grant that the Aftermath Project offers, as they concentrate on their tenth anniversary and strategize their way forward.

Broadsided Press

BPStreet art. Fine art. Free art. Dialogue. Serendipitous public art. A counterforce for billboards advertising fast food and cars. Founded in 2005, Broadsided publishes an original literary/artistic collaboration each month for visitors to the site to download, mull, print, and share. Broadsided is here to put literature and art on the streets. On the first of every month, a new Broadsided literary/visual collaboration ise posted on the Broadsided website for free download as a letter-sized PDF.

Broadsided Press takes its name from the traditional broadside, which is loosely defined as paper printed on one side for public distribution as a poster or announcement, and has its roots in 16th century England. It is the origin of popular press and news. "To have been broadsided" means that one has been hit from the side, most often out of the blue. Both histories are behind the name of Broadsided Press.

A unique aspect of Broadsided's structure is that it engages a wide network of "Vectors" (this could be you!) to post issues throughout their communities. Issues can be downloaded and printed by anyone with a computer and printer. See where Vectors are posting and add your town. Broadsided has Vectors posting in almost every U.S. state, in several European countries, Chile, Japan, the Philippines, and several provinces in Canada. Broadsided also presents "Special Features", which includes Broadsided Press Responses, inviting writers and artists respond to current events in the world with their best, most empathetic, most insightful, most wide-ranging selves. The Broadsided Press Groundsourced anthologies, or poems for when things seem impossible to articulate, shared directly via Tumblr via #hashtag. One recent collection is #PoemsForFerguson. Broadsides on the Bus places poetry and art on buses in two communities: Cape Cod and Moscow, Idaho.

Interested in being published in Broadsided Press? Writing is chosen through submissions emailed to Broadsided. Artists allied with Broadsided are emailed the selected writing. They then "dibs" what resonates for them and respond visually. You could be a Vector. You could get Broadsided. Learn more and view a flyer with general information about Broadsided.

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