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Final project report: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) Large Grant Evaluation – Joint Report

The overall research aim for the Large Grant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) project was to explore the use of interdisciplinary arts-based practices for peacebuilding in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Rwanda, including political, cultural, religious and linguistic factors, as well as the crosscutting issues of gender and intersecting inequalities, environments and the exclusion of children…

Final project report: MAP Large Grant Main Report – Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Rwanda by Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, University of Northampton

This research project sought to evaluate the efficacy and impact of the MAP project across all four countries; however, the evaluation was carried out primarily in partnership with Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) in Kyrgyzstan and Pusat Kajian Pembangunan Masyarakat Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya (CSDS-AJCUI) in Indonesia, with both countries acting as specialist qualitative…

Final project report: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) University of Edinburgh Large Grant Report: An evaluation of impact of the Medium Grants in Rwanda and Nepal

The MAP Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Large Grant in Rwanda and Nepal was led by the University of Edinburgh (UoE) in partnership with the Human Rights Film Centre (HRFC), TPO Nepal, Uyisengi ni Imanzi, and the International Youth Advisory Board. The lead writers on this report were Dr. Laura Wright (Project Investigator) University of Edinburgh…

Book chapter: Children, Youth, and Participatory Arts for Peacebuilding: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia, and Nepal

This book demonstrates how participatory arts-based approaches can help children and youth contribute to peacebuilding within post-conflict contexts and to their communities. Cultural forms of storytelling through visual arts, drama, music, and dance can help to enhance post-conflict community well-being, social cohesion, and conflict prevention. However, in the planning and implementation of these arts-based projects,…

Summary baseline report: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) Nepal

The MAP project in Nepal was led by Co-Investigators, Rajib Timalsina from Tribhuvan University and Bishnu Khatri from Human Rights Film Centre. The project focuses on delivering arts-based activities that highlight and address gender and other social issues to engage children and youth, including key stakeholders, in identifying key challenges to their participation in civic and political life. …

Summary baseline report: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) Indonesia

In Indonesia, the Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project was implemented in Jakarta by the university partner, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (AJCUI). The project is led by the Co-Investigator, Dr Harla Octarra, partnering with local organisations, such as Child Protection Agency DKI Jakarta (LPA DKI Jakarta) and Yayasan Anak Bangsa Indonesia (YABI). It focuses on marginalised young people aged 12–24 years and involves youth facilitators, social workers, and cultural artists….

Summary baseline report: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) Kyrgyzstan

MAP in Kyrgyzstan was initially implemented by the local NGO Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI), with Tajyka Shabdanova serving as Co-Investigator and Anara Eginalieva as Project Manager. In Kyrgyzstan, MAP aimed to engage youth in peacebuilding efforts in various regions, such as Batken, Bishkek, Jalal-Abad, and Osh. Over 200 young people aged between 14-17, coming from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, actively participated in the project as members of MAP Youth Clubs….

[Portfolio] Participatory Arts for Meaningful Child Participation in Peacebuilding: A Case Study of the MAP Project in Indonesia

This portfolio serves as the body of work, documenting the artistic practice submitted as part of a practice-based PhD research degree. It is accompanied by a written thesis that provides further context and analysis. Vina Puspita‘s practice-based research explores participatory art with young people in urban neighbourhoods in Jakarta to promote meaningful participation in peacebuilding….

Policy (art) brief: Arts-based methods for youth-led delivery of the Social Science curriculum (Grades 6-8)

Take a look at how youth researchers in Nepal explore creating policy briefs in an artful way. This policy art brief highlights the use of arts-based methods in delivering the social science curriculum to young people, specifically in Years 6-8. …

Journal article: Sharing and listening to stories for peacebuilding in post-genocide Rwanda

Cite this article: Breed, A., & Uwihoreye, C. (2023). Sharing and listening to stories for peacebuilding in post-genocide Rwanda. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 28(1), 160–171. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2023.2185130 Abstract: This article explores how sharing and listening to stories linked children and young people, educators, artists, civil society workers, and policymakers as part…

MAP Webinar: Revitalising Tradition to Inform Curriculum

On Thursday, 19 October, 2023, Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) will be hosting a free webinar on Zoom with the theme “Revitalising Tradition to Inform Curriculum.” The webinar will feature speakers who will present their research projects and reflections from three different initiatives in Indonesia, Ukraine, and Nepal. In the first session, we will present…

Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) at the Yntymak Week Celebrating International Peace Day

On September 19, 2023, the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) presented the MAP project at the Yntymak Week (Cohesion Week). For the first time, the event unified the voices of the Peacebuilding Hub of Kyrgyzstan and other actors, such as CSOs, formal and informal groups, INGOs, UN, IOs, government, media, grassroots activists, influencers, local leaders,…

Journal article: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): creating art-based communication structures between young people and policy-makers from local to national levels

This article will provide an overview of how the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) has attempted to explore the use of interdisciplinary art-based practices for peacebuilding in Rwanda. In particular, we will detail how performance has been used to create a two-way system…

Journal article: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) at Home: Digital art-based mental health provision in response to COVID-19

This article will provide an example of how the ‘Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Online psychosocial support through the arts in Rwanda’ project used digital art-based workshops to facilitate social and community cohesion and mental health provision. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased need for psychosocial support due to the economic and social…

Manuals and toolkits: MAP at Home Psychosocial Manual

The MAP at Home Psychosocial Manual delivers five units covering the following themes: 1) Emotion; 2) Sharing Stories; 3) Active Listening & Deep Stories; 4) Family & Community Engagement; 5) Give & Take. The exercises were delivered as part of online digital workshops delivered between March – August 2021, with over 108 research participants working…

Book chapter: The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance

Volume One – Mainland Europe, North and Latin America, Southern Africa, and Australia and New Zealand Prentki, T. and Breed, A. eds., 2020. The Routledge companion to applied performance (Vol. 1). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351120142 Abstract: The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and…

Book chapter: Epic Performances in Central Asia

Cite this chapter: Breed, A. (2020). Epic Performances in Central Asia. In: Breed, A., Dubuisson, EM., Iğmen, A. (eds) Creating Culture in (Post) Socialist Central Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58685-0_4 Abstract: This essay provides an overview of a unique performance style and oral epic tradition from Central Asia known as Manas that both serves as…

Book chapter: Introduction: Making Culture in (Post) Socialist Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Xinjiang

Cite this chapter: Breed, A., Iğmen, A. (2020). Introduction: Making Culture in (Post) Socialist Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Xinjiang. In: Breed, A., Dubuisson, EM., Iğmen, A. (eds) Creating Culture in (Post) Socialist Central Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58685-0_1 Abstract: In this volume, we introduce specific contexts of historical and contemporary negotiation around the categories of ‘culture’…

Book chapter: Speech politics

Performing political scripts Abstract: Ananda Breed’s article investigates gacaca courts in Rwanda, which have been employed since 2005 to address crimes related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. Stressing that scripts and performances influence and inform each other in/as an evolving practice, the article explores critically the varied permutations of the gacaca law…

Book chapter: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Curriculum for music, dance and drama in Rwanda

Abstract This chapter examines the use of interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to peacebuilding through the Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project in Rwanda, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Global Challenges Research Fund, through an overarching project entitled Changing the Story: Building Inclusive Societies with and for Young People in Five Post-Conflict…

Book chapter: Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Youth and Participatory Arts in Rwanda

This is an Accepted Manuscript version of a book chapter published byRoutledge/CRC Press in Participatory Arts in International Development (editedby Paul Cooke & Inés Soria-Donlan) on 29 August 2019. The final version of thechapter is available online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429399190-8/mobile-arts-peace-map-ananda-breed Keywords: Applied performance, childhood studies, policy, art-based methods, Rwanda…

Book chapter: Interview with Nurlan Asanbekov

Cite this chapter: Breed, A. (2018). Interview with Nurlan Asanbekov. In: Breed, A., Prentki, T. (eds) Performance and Civic Engagement. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66517-7_17 Abstract Nurlan Asanbekov was the director of Kyrgyz State Theatre and trained at the Russian Theatre Academy of Arts in Moscow. Asanbekov founded Sakhna Theatre in 2002. The artists work and…

Book chapter: Performance and Civic Engagement

Editors: Ananda Breed, Tim Prentki Cite this book: Breed, A. and Prentki, T. eds., 2018. Performance and Civic Engagement. Palgrave Macmillan. About this book: This book explores ‘civic engagement’ as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary…