The Art for Reconciliation research team is asking artists, arts producers, audiences and participants to work with us on a series of short films exploring key concepts connected to our research.
Art for Reconciliation Exchange Forum September 2020
Artists working in societies emerging from violence have produced work that reflects, represents and responds to the conditions of conflict in ways that encourage the development of peace. However, this work is funded and evaluated using methods that fail to capture adequately the complex and long-term contribution of the arts to reconciliation.The second Exchange Forum for the Art for Reconciliation project, held on-line in September 2020, explored the affordances of artistic strategies for peacebuilding, through a series of discussions with artists, participants and funders. This opening Roundtable Discussion, chaired by David Grant, Queen's University Belfast explores key findings from Phase 1 of the research with artists, partispants and funders. It is followed by the Closing Summaries of the day.