Spirit of Peace has long worked with arts and culture as a means of bringing people together to create strong relationships and wellbeing, as well as shifts in perception. "Arts and Culture" is part of our Pathways for Human Flourishing programme. Our work in this area has included bridging cultural divides, including arranging concerts involving Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem and Nazareth, called "Music at the Intersection."
In September 2020, Spirit of Peace invited participants who were interested in this work to take part in an arts and culture forum. This project has grown out of that forum.
ARTS AT THE INTERSECTION is a collaboration between Spirit of Peace,
Unity Music and Art for Health. At AATI we are harnessing the power of
the arts as a means for creating community cohesion and cultural
exchange. We use the arts as an aid to wellbeing, individual and inter-
cultural healing as well as a catalyst for change, encouraging people to
reflect in new ways and celebrate commonality and difference.
1. Facilitating access to arts and cultural activities for individuals and
communities with a special focus on marginalised and minority groups.
2. Bridging cultures and enhancing community cohesion in multicultural
and interfaith contexts. This includes facilitating positive cultural
exchange in local and international contexts.
3. Harnessing the healing power of the arts and creativity to enable
personal and community growth.
4. Providing workshops to enable community groups to engage with the
arts to enhance their work.
5. Exploring themes and actions which contribute to Human and Earth
If you would like us to work with you, your community or organisation, or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form.
Here is a selection of feedback from some of our recent events.