Advocacy Gathering

In 2019, IMPACT convened a gathering of philanthropic professionals, researchers and peacebuilding/arts practitioners to sketch out plans for an advocacy arm for the arts, culture and conflict transformation field.  Following this convening, we came to understand the ACCT ecosystem to be the loose global network of organizations and individuals working with art and culture in contexts of conflict transformation.

This ecosystem takes in international and local funders, cultural institutions, peacebuilders, researchers, policy-makers and individual artistic and cultural practitioners whose practices are wholly or partly concerned with the transformation of violent conflict. IMPACT’s vision for our advocacy work is of a vibrant and visible ACCT ecosystem that is imaginatively and constructively impactful and sustainable.