The Art of Peacework: Portal to Resources
Resources on "The Art of Peacework" include visual arts, music, novels, poetry, film and resources for the use of the arts in peace education. This page is under development.
Peacemakers Trust directors and consulting directors working on The Art of Peacework:
Brishkai Waziri Lund | Catherine Morris
We gratefully acknowledge the kind contribution of the painting
"Colours over the river Chao Phraya"
by Berlin artist Hermann Valentin Schmitt.
The Art of Peacework: Our vision
Our vision is to...
- experience peace and understand it through the arts
- gain strength for our work toward peace and encourage each other through the arts
- celebrate all efforts toward peace, including those that have led to tragedy
- communicate with each other with compassion, respect, and laughter, recognizing our interdependence...
Music of Peace | Peace Films | Peace Theatre | Stories and Poetry | Visual Arts | The Arts and Peace Education
News and Links to Resources on the Arts and Peacework
We have started to gather a list of musical works focusing on peace themes. Our list is not ready for publication. In the meantime, here are some links to other resources:
Stories and poetry
Here are some links to organizations focusing on peace and the arts. Please send your suggestions.
- Artists Against the War, New York
- Artists Against the War, UK
- Conflict Resolution, Arts and iNtercultural Experience (CRANE), University of British Columbia. Resources, events.
- Die Kunst des Friedens, Institut für Friedenspädagogik, Tübingen e.V
- Human Rights Education Association. Web-Based Visual Aids for Human Rights Learning, including photography, paintings, children's drawings.
- International Committee of Artists
for Peace. ICAP is based in Santa Monica, California, USA.
- International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC), Israel
- La Galerie l'Art et la Paix, Le Mouvement de la Paix, Saint-Ouen, France
- Künstler gegen den Krieg (Artists Against the War) (English)
- Kunst gegen Krieg, für Frieden, Völkerverständigung, soziale Gerechtigkeit, Friedensatelier, Regensburg
- Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace
- One Common Unity, Washington DC, USA
- Peace Galleries of Art, Poetry and Song, Green Dove Peace Network, Indiana, USA.
- Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace, Hawaii
- Playing for Change: Peace
through Music. See their YouTube Channel
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The arts and peace education
Peacemakers Trust is seeking funding support to develop the following initiatives:
- An online compendium of resources on the uses of the arts towards peacebuilding;
- An international communication network of artists, musicians, educators, art therapists, and others who use the arts in peace education and peacebuilding initiatives;
- An online International Children's Peace Art Gallery