The Peace Studio Fellowship

September 2023 – September 2024, Kick-off Retreat: September 10th – 14th, 2023

Program Coordinator: Tadia C. Lynch, tclynch@thepeacestudio.org

What is the Peace Studio Fellowship

The Peace Studio Fellowship is a year-long program advancing artists and journalists in becoming effective peacebuilders. This year, five artists and five journalists will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support socially transformative initiatives.

In addition to this monetary support, the cohort is granted access to The Peace Studio’s “Skills for Creative Peacebuilding” curriculum, as well as guided workshops, career development resources, and connection to a network of like-minded change makers. All fellows will be matched to a respective artist or journalist in an effort to facilitate thought partnership and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

The Peace Studio believes that a commitment to peacebuilding is living with intention and being accountable for the impact we have on ourselves, our family, our community and others. Leveraging the unique skills and platforms of artists and journalists we can work towards a better future.

OUR FELLOWS HAVE SAID…

“This was a truly amazing, purpose-affirming experience.”

“My experience with the Peace Studio Fellowship has been life-changing. I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with such talented members of my cohort. My fellowship has been a journey that is marked by immense personal growth and lifelong connections.”

“Within each industry there are people who end up being gatekeepers because they’re trying to protect themselves. I understand it, but The Peace Studio is NOT a gatekeeper. I ask for information and I get it. And that’s the culture under which people can really grow and flourish because there are no barriers to receiving help.” 

“Thank you for giving me the tools to change my life.”
 

Meet the 2022-2023 Fellows

Elizabeth and Andrew Eldridge

Andrew and Liz Eldridge

Emmy Award-winning Documentary Filmmakers

Chiomma Hall

Chiomma Hall

Artist / Illustrator

Jasmine Wilson

Jasmine Wilson

Writer, Curator, and Scholar

Imani Altemus-Williams

Imani Altemus-Williams

Writer / Producer

Keith Cross

Keith Cross

Lyricist and Scientist

Leah Fabel

Leah Fabel

Writer / Editor

Luanna Peterson

Luanna Peterson

Community Organizer, Writer and Educator

Mary Evans

Mary Evans

Journalist / Producer

Melody Joy Overstreet

Melody Joy Overstreet

Artist, Writer, and Community Educator

Megan Pinto

Megan Pinto

Writer

Melonee Gaines

Melonee Gaines

Educator / Journalist

Nikbakht Dadfar

Nikbakht Dadfar and Fatema Watandost

Broadcast Journalists

Yana Billé-Chung

Yana Billé-Chung

Filmmaker

Meet the 2022-2023 Speakers

Maya Soetoro………………………….Foundations of Peacebuilding
Judy Rodgers………………………….Foundations of Peacebuilding
Vijay Gupta…………………………….Artist as Catalyst
Deborah Greene………………………Mindfulness and Reflective Practices
Barbara Rodgers………………………Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Social Impact

More details on the Peace Studio Fellowship

The Fellowship includes:

  • Training in the Peace Studio Curriculum, an essay-based curriculum covering four modules:
    1. Mediation & Conflict Transformation 
    2. Restorative Narrative & Strengths-Based Storytelling
    3. Artist as Catalyst: Self-Efficacy & Entrepreneurship
    4. Mindfulness & Reflective Practices 
  • $10,000 grant disbursed quarterly
  • An all-expenses-paid kick-off retreat 
  • Ongoing support in the planning, developing, and creation of a peacebuilding project
  • Opportunity to showcase your peacebuilding project via The Peace Studio network
  • Regularly scheduled virtual sessions with other cohort members, guest practitioners in the field (both arts and journalism professionals), and Peace Studio staff
  • Access to a Creative Community with whom you can collaborate
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