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IMPACT: Imagining Together

The Distinct Power of Arts to Transform Conflict

Strategic Priorities and Plans

Values and Discourse Principles

Learning Exchanges

Convenings

Multilingual Reports

Background

People

Partners

Get Involved

News

Upcoming Events:

  • February 27-29: IMPACT is attending the Art at Risk Conference in Zurich, Switzerland
  • March 24-29: IMPACT is partnering with the International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands and hosting 2 sessions
  • April 21-22: Next IMPACT Virtual Learning Exchange: An introduction to the arts, culture, and conflict transformation ecosystem

 

Listen: Think Tank Discussion on the Emerging ACCT Field
Hosted by the International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC)
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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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Questions or ideas? Please contact IMPACT’s Project Manager Armine Avetisyan: impact@brandeis.edu.

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2020 Learning Exchanges

Join IMPACT for a virtual learning exchange on April 21st and 22nd for an introduction to the ecosystem of arts, culture, and conflict transformation (acct)! This 48-hour long exchange will be hosted in both English and Spanish and will allow people from across the globe, in their own time zones, to contribute their thoughts in writing to prompts, questions and each other’s responses.

IMPACT would like to invite artists, cultural workers, conflict transformation practitioners, researchers, funders, and policymakers to explore key concepts in the acct ecosystem: rresistance, re-humanization, reconciliation, re-enchantment, and conflict transformation. This online exchange is an opportunity to learn from one another’s experiences and we hope to hear in particular from both younger participants and elders in the acct ecosystem and related fields. 

Drawing on the resources of Acting Together on the World Stage, we will explore these concepts in relation to performance, and extend an invitation to participants to share work in other media as well. 

Thanks to Peace Direct for partnering to host this exchange on the Peace Insight platform.

April 21 & 22, 2020

The first 48-hour virtual learning exchange in both English and Spanish will take place on April 21st and 22nd as an introduction to the ecosystem of arts, culture, and conflict transformation (acct). Artists, cultural workers, conflict transformation practitioners, researchers, funders and policy-makers are invited to explore key concepts in the acct ecosystem: resistance, re-humanization, reconciliation, conflict transformation and moral imagination. Drawing on the resources of Acting Together on the World Stage, we will explore these concepts in relation to performance, and extend an invitation to participants to share work in other media  as well.

Interested in participating? Send an email with a brief introduction to Armine Avetisyan at arminkav@brandeis.edu to RSVP.

 

Fall 2020

A second virtual learning exchange in English and French, to be held in Fall 2020, will focus on creative responses to gender-based violence throughout Africa. The learning exchange will create a space for the local communities, institutions, artists, cultural leaders, researchers and practitioners from the various parts of the continent to support one another by sharing their stories, their cultural and artistic practices, and resources. Stay tuned for the details on IMPACT website.