The Peace Studio Fellowship

September 2022 – September 2023

Program Manager: Karima Zerrou, kzerrou@thepeacestudio.org
Program Facilitator & Curriculum Curator: Cathlin Goulding

What is the Peace Studio Fellowship

A year-long fellowship program that aims to serve as an incubator for the next generation of peacebuilding leaders. The fellowship trains 7 artists and 7 journalists from historically under-resourced communities across the United States in the Peace Studio curriculum: “Skills for Creative Peacebuilding.” Bringing together a diverse group of creatives with one common cause: to build peace, fellows receive $10,000 and ongoing support to produce a unique peacebuilding project that heals existing divisions within their community. All fellows are paired with a respective artist or journalist to collaborate on their peacebuilding projects. We believe artists and journalists have different sets of skills and expertise and when brought together, all ideas reach new heights. Pairs serve as resources and thought partners for one another as both have stakes in the story they are telling. 

OUR FELLOWS HAVE SAID…

It was great to be in a room with so many different people from around the world and how we were so connected based on our thoughts, ideas, and projects. Absolutely refreshing and affirming.”

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

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

“I loved being with everyone, learning from all of the various teachers and modules, and being deep in study and reflection.”

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

Victor R. Rodriguez Tafoya

Victor R. Rodriguez Tafoya

Award-winning Journalist

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

THE PEACE STUDIO FELLOWSHIP Closing Ceremony

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 and Conflict Transformation 
    2. Restorative Narrative Strengths-Based Storytelling
    3. Artist as Catalyst: Self Efficacy & Entrepreneurship
    4. Mindfulness and Reflective Practices 
  • $10,000 grant  
  • An all expenses paid four-day kick-off retreat 
  • Physical textbook and accompanying workbook, additional tools to support the curriculum workshop experience
  • Ongoing support in the planning, developing, and creation of a peacebuilding project
  • Opportunity to showcase your peacebuilding project via The Peace Studio network
  • Monthly 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.

How to Apply

The 2022 – 2023 application is closed.

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