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Featured News from the Field Theme:

One year of the pandemic: stories of artists and art

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Countering intimate partner violence during the pandemic: some innovative approaches

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Community Arts Network launches a new website!

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A Call for Translations of a Summary of a United Nations Cultural Rights Report
Apply by May 7!

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New podcast series about creative peacebuilding

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Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence 

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Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World

An initiative of Prince Claus Fund, European Cultural Foundation and HIVOS

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Opportunities for artists and cultural workers in January and February 2021

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Open Call – MASARAT: Grants for artists and cultural initiatives

Apply by February 7, 2021!



Join: Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice Conversations Series

(in partnership with Acts of Listening LabCenter for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University)

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Songs of Resistance and Hope by Jane Wilburn Sapp

Encouraging voting on Instagram | Facebook 

In the vodcast, Jane Sapp offers specific songs to support the current demands for racial justice and explores how songs can energize the movement. #votedeis 




Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus

2020 theme - “Displacement: people, ideas and artistic practice”

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Featured News from the Field Theme:

"The Art of Getting Out the Vote in the United States"



"Creative Approaches to Climate Change"

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Podcast - Songs of Resistance and Hope:
A video podcast by Jane Wilburn Sapp, singer, songwriter, cultural activist and educator
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Past News from the Field Theme: "Creative responses to the global pandemic"


Past News from the Field Theme: "Artistic and cultural dimensions of protest movements around the globe"

Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp
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And listen to the related podcast series.



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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Archived editions:

  • June 2017
    • 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.
  • November 2016
    • 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.
  • June 2016
    • 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 & Reports, and additional resources & opportunities.
  • October 2015
    • 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 & Reports, and additional resources & opportunities.
  • August 2015
    • Including announcements of Acting Together Small Grants and CAST Student Grants, Call for Research Memos: Urban Violence and the Arts, Reflections from Songs of My Neighbors convening in Limassol, Cyprus, and Kidnap Road - A New Play by Catherine Filloux.
  • March 2015
    • Including themes:  'Artists and Ebola: Preventing, Honoring, Grieving, Healing' and '"The Most Important Images of the Year:" Artists Respond to Racial Violence in the U.S.'
  • November 2014
    • Including reflections on IPRA's 25th General Conference and themes: 'Artistic Responses to the Syrian Crisis' as well as creative responses to other current global crises.
  • April 2014
    • Including themes: 'Creative Approaches to Sustainability and Environmental Justice' and 'Puppetry and Social Transformation.'
  • January 2014 
    • Including student papers, and themes: 'Theatre for Peacebuilding in South Asia' and 'Millennial and Intergenerational Approaches to Peacebuilding and the Arts.'
  • October 2013
    • Including themes: 'Peacebuilding and the Arts in Latin America' and 'Artistic Responses to Trayvon Martin's Life and Death.'

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