Healing from and Preventing Conflict: The Unique Power of the Arts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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For some nations, war - current or past - defines them. For others, conflict occurs in pockets, affecting people and groups unequally. The effects of conflict on social cohesion create divides that threaten the health of families, communities, and entire nations.

Join us for this program where we'll discuss the transformative power of the arts in enhancing social cohesion and resilience. Non-governmental organizations - working in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. - will share how they are working across sectors, using the arts as a vehicle to reinvent public education curricula, spur economic and industry development, and revitalize public spaces. We also explore how the arts can be utilized as a force of conflict prevention and healing after conflict. Funders will join in the conversation, sharing their unique reasons for supporting this work, and offering tips on how to effectively integrate this type of funding across a range of grantmaking portfolios. 

  • What research and on-the-ground experience tells us about how nations and groups move forward from conflict
  • How the arts can be used to prevent and mitigate conflict
  • Real world examples of how the arts are improving social cohesion and resilience
  • How funders can align their values and processes to support arts-based efforts that help groups - families, neighborhoods, communities, and nations - prevent and heal from conflict
  • Tips for funders interested in engaging in supporting the arts as a means to revitalize communities under stress


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All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

Registration is required by September 26th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee).

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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