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
- Mally Cox-Chapman, Philanthropic Advisor, Fresh Sound Foundation & Common Sense Fund
- Christina Mallie, Project Director and Co-Founder, Colors of Connection
- Phloeun Prim, Executive Director, Cambodian Living Arts
- Mariët Westermann, Executive Vice President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Meredith Stricker (Moderator), Program Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by September 26th.
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Non-Member Funders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ($150 fee).
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