Arts & Culture for Peace

Recording and Sharing Project Outcomes

Recording and sharing the engagement and output of these activities is not only a way to provide a good record of the students’ and teachers’ efforts for themselves and their local communities, but will also be the main means of sharing the outcomes with others and ASPnet members internationally.

If possible local Arts & Culture for Peace coordinators should try to connect to local photographers who support their efforts and can take high quality photos of the children’s work.

Creating these artistic and cultural outcomes will provide a means for society to appreciate what young voices have to say on these important thematic action areas.

We are encouraging a sharing of these outcomes locally and internationally.

Different artistic forms are shared differently – in terms of the length of time they can be appreciated. The following notes illustrate how we can extend normal timescales:

Creating ‘Peace Trees’

‘Peace Trees’ ladened with ‘Peace Poems and Images’ should be shared/exhibited locally to benefit local communities

Extending benefits: Creating a good quality photographic (and where relevant, video) record of the students’ work will enable a sharing of the students’ work more widely, as well as giving students a record of their efforts. International sharing will enable us to create our International ASPnet e-forest for peace.

Performing Arts for Peace

The Performances for Peace will be appreciated most profoundly if presented to local communities. A performance will be appreciated most profoundly at the time of the performance.

Extending benefits: Creating a photographic (and where relevant, video) record of the students’ work will give students a record of their efforts and enable a sharing of the students’ work more widely.

Student-inspired full-size ‘Gardens for Peace

This project is likely to have the longest ‘legacy’ for students and for local communities, lasting for as long as it takes for the garden to be built and, thereafter, maintained.

Widening public access: It will be important to record students’ engagement from ‘idea to reality’ for a wider audience to appreciate how students have inspired, and are fully engaged with, the creation of such Gardens for Peace. Such a record will also enable a wider sharing of the experience of the garden, and most importantly the wider significance of meaning of the garden and how this links to the ASPnet Action Areas.

NB: the garden activity outcomes may vary in size from desktop to small and large full-size gardens and therefore notes from all of the above may apply.

Sharing activities internationally

The sharing of activities internationally should be as follows:

the narrative description of the project should be between 400-600 words

a maximum number of artistically good quality project photos 10

if you have made a video which its central to your project upload it to a local site (school or community project, for example) and send a link only to the national coordinators to share on the Arts & Culture for Peace site.

We look forward to seeing the fruits of your creative endeavours!