About the Art and Peace Commission

The Commission on Art and Peace (CAP) was established at IPRA 2002 in Suwon, South Korea, and it has as its mission: To tap into the human potential for peace by supporting creativity and the arts.

Our commission offered seven successful sessions during IPRA 2004 in Sopron, Hungary, and seven more during IPRA 2006 in Calgary, Canada. We are now receiving proposals for IPRA 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

We invite you to join us in our exploration of the links between creativity, music, theatre and the arts, and the development of a more humane world at all levels, in order to promote a more vibrant and effective culture of peace.

CAP is supported by the email group and website of the Transcend: Art and Peace Network (T:AP) (see our brand new website under construction at http://tapnetwork.org).

For more information, to join the T:AP/IPRA-CAP mailing list, or to submit a proposal for IPRA 2014 in Istanbul, please contact one of the two co-conveners.




Conveners and Contact Addresses

Cynthia Cohen

Director, Program in Peacebuilding and
the Arts International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Brandeis University
781-736-2133; cecohen@brandeis.edu
(messages with Naoe Suzuki, 781-736-5001)


María Elisa Pinto García

Professor at Santo Tomas University
CEO of Prolongar Foundation
Address: Cra 48 #91-94  Bogota-COLOMBIA
email: mepinto@fundacionprolongar.org
website: www.fundacionprolongar.org


Kitche Magak

Department of Literary Studies
Maseno University
P O Box 333-40105
Email: misatre@yahoo.com
Telephone: +254 722 981 498


Advisory Board 


Olivier Urbain

Director, Toda Institute 
Transcend: Art and Peace 
E-mail: urbain.olivier@gmail.com

Maria Elena Lopez Vinader

Music Therapists for Peace
Radio program: "Imagine Peace is Possible"
Buenos Aires 175
Posadas Misiones 3300
E-mail: musicapaz@yahoo.com.ar