Imagine Impact

An emerging strategy to strengthen the arts, culture, and conflict transformation ecosystem

Armine Avetisyan, Cynthia Cohen, Emily Forsyth Queen, and Toni Shapiro-Phim

Grounded in real world examples, this report:

  • makes the case for the power of arts and culture to transform conflict *summarizes learning from exchanges - with hundreds of artists, peacebuilders, scholars, funders, policymakers, and others - about the strengths of the acct ecosystem and the challenges it faces
  • advocates for a platform to support the arts ecosystem
  • proposes an emerging platform: a web of teams crafting virtual and in person spaces where knowledge can be shared, ethical dilemmas can receive sustained attention, advocacy strategies can be developed and advanced, risks of harm can be minimized, and relationships of reciprocity can be formed