Throughout the world, community arts-based processes have become an essential component of peacebuilding work in societies experiencing severe conflicts. Both during a conflict and in post-conflict peacebuilding efforts, community based arts processes can be an especially effective tool to bring together identity groups through sharing common cultural experiences, raising awareness about past suffering, and engaging communities in creative projects. In this research project, the author spent fourteen months in Bosnia-Herzegovina researching the use of community arts-based peacebuilding efforts both during the war and in the post-conflict stage. This paper provides an overview of the research and offers several conclusions on the role of arts in peacebuilding within Bosnia-Herzegovina with the hope that these findings have relevance for other regions and the field in general.
Bosnia-Herzegovina, community arts-based peacebuilding, identity groups, social relationships
"The Role of Artistic Processes in Peace-Building in Bosnia-Herzegovina,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol10/iss2/4