Supporting artists and creative communities living in sites of conflictBy In Place of War
"In Place of War (IPOW) supports artists and creative communities living in sites of war, revolution and conflict to build powerful networks, create social change through creativity and demonstrate the value of the arts to public space, public life and public debate. We are based at The University of Manchester and have been working with international creative communities for ten years. Our work is spread across five core areas: digital networks, academic research, creative entrepreneurialism, creative spaces, and artistic production. Originally an academic research project, one of IPOW's first activities was to map over 380 theatre and arts organisations in warzones and 50 refugee arts projects in the UK, digitising thousands of items of data for an online archive in the process. From street artists in Libya to theatre makers in DR Congo to musicians in Sierra Leone and dance groups in Sri Lanka, we identified a plethora of truly inspiring work being made in incredible circumstances across the world."
Inés Soria-Donlan, employee
Last updated: 26th of September, 2014