Collaborative Arts / Conflict Transformation              
Conference 1:  Visual art & Culture 
21st & 22nd October       
Conference 2:  Performing Arts 
25th & 26th October

ICAN is an international network devised by the Playhouse in partnership with North 55. These inaugural conferences will seek to examine and share experiences of arts and cultural work in International conflict, post-conflict and socially disadvantaged community contexts. 
The conferences will consist of presentations given by key international and local curators, artists and practitioners who will provide creative models and innovative approaches to socially engaged arts practice. International speakers will include Mary Jane Jacob (Curator) Culture in Action, Chicago), Bonita Bennett District 6 Museum South Africa, Ursula Biemann Artist, Cynthia Cohen Brandeis University, Erik Ehn Playwright and Mike Moloney Prison Arts Foundation. 
The conferences are aimed at people interested in the power of the arts to advance conflict resolution, reconciliation and social change and are from the arts, culture, education, health and community setting. 

Conference Venue: The Playhouse, Derry / Londonderry
Conference Hotel: The Tower Hotel 
Cost: Free
Pre Conference Launch – Wednesday 20th October which includes ICAN exhibition opening followed by dinner. 
To attend either conference or for additional information contact Edel Hargan or Elaine Forde on T. 02871 268027 or email elaine@derryplayhouse.co.uk or download information from www.icanplayhouse.com

ICAN is a three year project which has been part-financed by the European Union’s Regional Development fund through EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed through Special EU Programmes Body.


North – 55

Elaine Forde
International Culture Arts Network
5 – 7 Artillery Street
Derry / Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT48 6RG 
T. 02871 268027
F. 02871 261884