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Creativity Conquers Conflict

 
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In Place of War is a global organisation that uses creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change.

We enable grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom.

 

OUR FILM

Why Art?

The arts can provide an inspirational alternative to violence and an opportunity for the voiceless to express themselves. Music, theatre and the arts can be a form of resistance, an act of defiance or a simple bridge of reconciliation.

Creativity across the arts gives individuals and communities the opportunity to transcend their limitations and see potential in themselves and the world around them.

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Ramy Essam Photo by Platon

Ramy Essam
Photo by Platon

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84 Change-makers in 24 areas of conflict changing the world

 
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Case studies

Lavender Hill
cultural space,
South Africa

GRRRL, A Global Collaboration

Trackside Studios,
South Africa

Creative and Social Entrepreneurship,
Uganda

Music Industry Development,
Palestine

Cultura y Libertad,
Colombia

Theatre & Disability,
Uganda

Anna Lindh Foundation, A Global Partnership

Research and Advocacy

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I am a huge supporter of In Place of War. From the role music and the arts had in the struggle to end Apartheid, to the healing power of resistance theatre in Palestine, art and culture should never be underestimated as a driver of change.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

Partners

The work we do around the world would not be possible without the kind and generous support from our partners:

 
 
 
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What next? 

If you want to help us use creativity to conquer conflict you can donate, send us an email or sign up to our newsletter. We’d love to hear from you.

 
 
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In Place of War
Swiscot House,
5 Pacific Way, Salford, M50
1DL, UK

In Place of War
17192 Murphy Ave #17113 Irvine CA 92623-0641
USA

 
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© 2019 In Place of War

Registered Charity No 1182594