Here is a selection of readings, films and resources related to the arts and reconciliation.


 Bergh, A., Sloboda, J., 2010. Music and Art in Conflict Transformation: A Review. Music and Arts in Action 2.

Cohen, C., 2005. Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts: A Virtual Collection.  Posting a Theoretical Framework. Brandeis University.

Evaluation of the Building Peace through the Arts: Re-Imagining Communities Programme, 2016. . Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Herrington, R., 2016. Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change. Search for Common Ground.

Hunter, M.-A., Page, L., 2014. What is “the good” of arts-based peace-building?  Questions of value and evaluation in current practice. Peace and Conflict Studies 21.

Lederach, J.P., 2005 The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace. Oxford University Press.

Naidu-Silverman, E., 2015. The Contribution of Art and Culture in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Asia. Centre for Culture and Development, CKU.

O’Keefe, J., 2016. Living Arts in Post-Conflict Contexts: Practices, Partnerships, Possibilities. Salzburg Global Seminar.

Salzburg Global Seminar, More Europe, 2014. Seminar on Culture and Conflict: The Case of Ukraine.

Seidl-Fox, S., Sridhar, S., 2014. Conflict Transformation through Culture: Peace-Building and the Arts. Salzburg Global Seminar Session Report 532.

Shank, M., Schirch, L., 2008. Strategic Arts-Based Peace-building. Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research.

Thompson, J., Hughes, J., Balfour, M., 2009. Performance In Place of War. Seagull Books.


Acting together is  a collaboration between Brandeis University and Theatre Without Borders.  The website is full of case-studies, resources and downloads


Global Arts Corps: theatre and reconciliation work in 17 countries

Arts, Culture and Peacebuilding, Xchange Perspectives, 2005

Acting Together Documentary, highlights the work of artists working in conflict regions. A film that came out of a seven-year initiative of Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University and filmmaker Allison Lund.

A Gift of Culture, music camps and music therapy with youth in Bosnia

Candles against the Light, Stories of Srebenica: children’s music theatre



Panel Discussion: Art and Reconciliation, National Arts Centre, Canada 2016

Professor James Thompson 2013 Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture: In Place of War


Practitioner Resources

 Slachmuijlder, L., 2012. Participatory Theatre for Conflict Transformation.  Training Manual. Search for Common Ground.

Acting Together Toolkit: