Table of Contents

IMPACT: Imagining Together

The Distinct Power of Arts to Transform Conflict

Strategic Priorities and Plans

Values and Discourse Principles

Learning Exchanges

Background

People

Partners

Get Involved


Questions or ideas? Please contact IMPACT’s Project Manager Armine Avetisyan: impact@brandeis.edu.

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Artists Unite for a Green New Deal — USDAC Summer Call Series
August 8, August 22, and Sept 5

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Listen: Think Tank Discussion on the Emerging ACCT Field
Hosted by the International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC)

 


New Report- "Imagine IMPACT: An emerging strategy to strengthen the arts, culture, and conflict transformation ecosystem"

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New Partner: International Community Arts Festival (ICAF)
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2018 Learning Exchanges

In order to get a clear picture of the existing arts, culture and conflict transformation field, and to understand the needs of the field and their ideas about an infrastructure of support, IMPACT convened three Learning Exchanges in April, May and June, 2018. The exchanges (virtual and in-person) are an opportunity to learn from one another’s experiences; identify the possibilities and risks in the arts, culture and conflict transformation field; and reflect on the potential of a global infrastructure to support the field. The three Learning Exchanges convened included:

1) Strengthening the field of arts, culture and conflict transformation through design, monitoring, and evaluation

April 25, 2018
Alliance for Peacebuilding, Washington DC

Scholars and practitioners convened in Washington, DC to explore similarities and differences between the monitoring and evaluation approaches of two broad wings of the Arts, Culture, and Conflict Transformation field: arts/arts-for social change and peacebuilding/peacebuilding-and-the-arts. This Learning Exchange was organized by IMPACT, DME for Peace, a program of Search for Common Ground and Animating Democracy.

Read the Learning Exchange summary.

2) Learning Exchange on Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation for people based in Peacebuilding spaces

May 21-23, 2018

Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA), and IMPACT co-convened a virtual learning exchange on the online platform of the UK-based peacebuilding organization Peace Direct: www.peaceinsight.org.

The exchange hosted approximately 70 peacebuilding practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and funders working at the nexus of arts, culture, and conflict transformation from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Geneva, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Yemen.  

3) Learning Exchange on Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation for people based in arts and culture spaces

June 27 - 29, 2018

Dah Teatar, Serbia, Crear Vale La Pena, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and IMPACT co-convened a virtual learning exchange on the online platform of the UK-based peacebuilding organization Peace Direct: www.peaceinsight.org.

The exchange hosted approximately 80 artists and cultural practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and funders working at the nexus of arts, culture, and conflict transformation from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Timor -Leste, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

 

 

Learn about the 2019 Learning Exchanges.