The organisations represented in the collective are Beyond Skin (Northern Ireland), Heartbeat (Israel-Palestine), The Music Project (Sri Lanka) & Escuelas de Paz (Colombia), Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Brehon Advisory (Middle East), BuildaBridge (USA) and United Network of Young Peace Builders regarding #Youth4Peace initiative.
The team represents a shared creative resource of decades of experience in peacebuilding, community development and youth work within very different areas of conflict and post-conflict.
#ArtsDialogue delivery and approach puts the Arts at the heart of the space & dialogue challenging traditional formats of workshops, good relations events, conferences and shared space. This is in contrast to other approaches were the Arts element is viewed as an add-on or the artistic elements are moulded round a formal schedule. #ArtsDialogue aims to challenge, question and provoke mediocrity through unbounded creativity in the pursuit for a more peaceful and equal society.
Beyond physical meet-ups, collaborations and the design and delivery of projects the #ArtsDialogue team have been operating and communicating through a WhatsApp Group housed by Beyond Skin.