Peacebuilding and the Arts Now

An online newsletter from the Peacebuilding and the Arts, a program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis.

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Launching the IMPACT section of the e-newsletter, featuring the international virtual events that IMPACT has engaged with, including the UNESCO Art-Lab, DAH Theatre Arts and Human Rights Festival, and others. The issue also features reflections of artists and scholars on the possibilities for 2021, and more.

Including creative responses and calls of action for racial justice, video podcast series where artist and cultural worker Jane Sapp offers specific songs to the current demand for racial justice, an overview of the IMPACT April Learning Exchange in English and Spanish and the upcoming Learning Exchange in September, IMPACT's new partnership with Buffer Fringe Festival, and more.

Including creative responses to the global pandemic and relief resources for artists, upcoming IMPACT virtual learning exchanges in April 2020, reflections from Cindy Cohen on participating in the Art-Lab/Design Thinking Jam in Geneva and the Art at Risk conference in Zurich, reflections on IMPACT's year of convening Leadership Circle meetings, and more.

Announcing the launch of new digital resources from Acting Together on the World Stage (ATWS), including a new website, a new mini-doc, and more.

Including updates about upcoming IMPACT virtual learning exchanges in April 2020, past year IMPACT strategy gathering and regional gatherings, upcoming 2020 IMPACT global convening at ICAF,  and news from the field on the featured theme "Artistic and cultural dimensions of protest movements around the globe."

Including updates about the IMPACT virtual learning exchange on April 26, 2019 and featured news from the field.

Including updates about IMPACT: Imagining Together such as the 2019 virtual learning exchanges, partnership with ICAF, and planning for youth leadership, remembering John O'Neal, news from the field on featured theme "The Impact of Authoritarian Regimes on Artistic Freedom and Expression."

Including updates about IMPACT: Imagining Together, announcement about Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp, news from the field on featured theme "Creative Reflections on Human Migration," news from the field on featured theme and "Artists Respond to Climate Change."

Including updates about IMPACT: Imagining Together Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation and co-convening of online learning exchanges.

Including a focus on arts and social change in Kenya, and announcement of a new project IMPACT: Imagining Together: Platform For Arts, Culture And Conflict Transformation.

Including a focus and news from the field on featured theme of the role of art in times of polarization, nationalization, and isolation, and peacebuilding and the arts initiatives in the Middle East.

Including a focus and news from the field on featured theme of the roles of artists in a time of moral crisis.

Including reflections on arts and the 2016 presidential election, news from the field on featured theme "Creative Engagement with Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability," and additional resources & opportunities.

Including reflections on municipalities and violence prevention through the lenses of arts and culture, news from the field on featured theme "African-led Initiatives at the Intersection of the Arts and Social Transformation," CAST Design Labs and Reports, and additional resources and opportunities.

Including reflections on the impact of armed conflict on cultural heritage by Kristin Parker of the Rose Art Museum, updates from some of Acting Together small grants recipients, CAST Design Labs and Reports, and additional resources and opportunities.