The Art Peace Project
The Art Peace Project has grown out of a number of experiments to see whether producing art or analysing art can help to generate fresh ways of seeing oneself and the world. Methods used in workshops have ranged from improvisation and performance theatre, puppetry, storytelling and digital photography, to the critical analysis of films and novels. Included in this testing of methods has been working with professional artists. In the “art school” or “writer’s retreat format” there is opportunity for ordinary people to be taken seriously as artists. The Art Peace Project serves therefore as a forum for exploration. Documentation and analysis of the divergent experiences of participants in the workshops provides the necessary information for ongoing improvement and innovation. Along the way a network of facilitators has been created, where the co-facilitation of summer schools and workshops has ensured that new thinking is always there.