Do the arts create a basis for a culture of peace?

A classic response to this question comes from Karroum, an artist working at Azueï on the border between Dominican Republic and Haiti to unite people through art.

When asked about the complexity that uniting citizens of both nations can entail, due to the cultural differences of each one, Karroum highlights artistry and trust.

“The keys to how to generate trust do not lie in the discourse, but in how to work in the arts; to find, first, a common language to be able to build whatever. For that, you have to identify the other as someone with whom I can share, I can work, and this is built through practice and the dynamics of creation… ”, he says.

The following CPNN articles refer to this discussion question:

Colombia: The first meeting is held in Cali to weave a network of peace initiatives in the territories

Art for peace in Mexico City

Declaration of Cuban Culture institutions in support of artists from Argentina in the face of Javier Milei’s measures

Colombia: Artists who were victims of the conflict unite their voices for peace in their regions

The artists Mira Awad and Noa: voices for peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

United States: The Black Choreographers Dancing Toward Justice

Artists in Turkey: Let us be a voice for peace

Burkina Faso: Peace and social cohesion at the heart of the book “The problem tree and other news” by Lacina Téguéra

Azueï: the union of Dominicans and Haitians through art

Havana Book Fair urges a culture of peace for the development of peoples

Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards

Mexico: Invitation to register for an online diploma in the Culture of Peace through the Arts

Ecuador: Hip-hop and urban art are reaffirmed as a ‘culture of peace’ at a festival in Garza Roja

Brazil: The culture of peace and non-violence is the theme of the III Graffiti Festival

Colombia: ‘5th with 5th Crew’, rhymes and colors for peace in Norte de Santander

United Nations from the field: Desert artisans in Mali foster dialogue and tolerance

Childrens Message for Peace

Germany: Collateral Crucifixion – Pressuring for Julian Assange’s Release!

Drawing on Earth: The Global Creative Challenge 2021

Colombia: Cultural spaces for the construction of peace

Call For Registration: Action For Peace Forum In Ethiopia

International Folklore Festival of Brazil – Virtual – 22 and 23 August

Alfred Fried Photography Award’: world-best picture on the theme of peace

Iraqi group spreads tolerance and peace through art

France: Culture for Peace Award to The Artists in Exile Workshop

India: Cultures from around world converge at folk dance fest

AUNOHR University unveils the “Knotted Gun” Sculpture in Beirut

Dominican Republic: Integrating art subjects in centers helps create a culture of peace

South Korea: Artists, activists to promote peace in Cheongju

Mexico: Tlalnepantla initiates program of Youth for a Culture of Peace

Theme of 2017 SIGNIS World Congress: Media for a Culture of Peace: Promoting Stories of Hope.

Morocco: The International Festival of Amazigh Culture from 14 to 16 July in Fez

Maroc: Le festival international de la culture Amazighe du 14 au 16 juillet à Fès

Africa: In a World of Turbulence, Writers Reaffirm Their Role for Enlightenment and Information

Afrique: Dans une Monde de Turbulences, des Écrivains Réaffirment leur Rôle d’Éveil et d’Information”

Peru: Art in the streets to promote the culture of peace

Peru: Con arte en las calles buscan promover la cultura de paz

Third Annual Africa Arts4Peace Forum to be held January 25-29

Philippines: Fostering a culture of peace through art

AAPI Convenes 2nd Arts4Peace Forum in Addis Ababa

US: The First Mural Museum in the World is a Culture of Peace Museum

Morocco: Children from around the world come together for peace; The 8th edition of the International Festival of Children's Folklore

Maroc: Les enfants du monde se rassemblent pour la paix; 8ème édition du Festival international du folklore de l’enfant

Frédéric Back, Director of “The Man Who Planted Trees”

Peace Mechanisms at Santorini Biennale 2014

Painting for peace: project Kids Gernica

Pintando por la paz: proyecto Kids Gernika

Marionnettes for Peace: An initiative for the International Day of Peace

L'initiative des marionnettes de la paix pour la journée internationale de la paix

2013 Peace and Cooperation School Award

Creation of a prize for peace photography (Ecuador)

Se crea premio de fotografía por la paz (Ecuador)

Marionettes for Peace

Les Marionnettes de la Paix

Oceanside woman promotes peace through murals (US)

Project for an International Festival of Marionettes

Projet de festival international de marionnettes

SNC 2012 – spectacle d'ouverture: Que la paix soit sur le monde

Art for Peace – Multimedia Edition / 2008

UNA-USA San Diego 2006 Eleonor Roosevelt Human Rights Award

BAM in a Box

Peace through Art

Seeing Peace: Artists Collaborate with the United Nations

The Art Miles Mural Project

Activist Art

New York Poets for Peace Ready to Take Their Show on the Road

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