Publication: Invite | Affirm | Evoke | Unleash

A global research initiative supported by the Community Arts Network of the Porticus Foundation. Based on analyses of the alignment between aesthetic practices and complexity/systems theory, this report offers a nuanced case for 1) an increase in resources made available to the arts, culture and conflict transformation ecosystem; and 2) a stronger alignment between philanthropic practices (selection of grantees, delivery of support,  and documentation, monitoring and evaluation, etc.) and the realities of the complex systems that characterize intractable conflicts.