What is ARENA project? 2015-2017 (Updated)

May 27, 2017
What is ARENA project?
Photo: © 2017, “May”- an activist from Saint Petersburg (Russia).
Author: Lyubov Martinets, Kiev (Ukraine).

Facts you need to know about ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art project

The three-year project “ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art” was launched in 2015 by Armenian NGO Peace Dialogue and its German partner OWEN e.V. The project is aimed at improving the impact of peace building on community and regional levels through developing relevant pro-active strategies for community based peace building and creating a safe and supportive network for civil society groups from South Caucasus, Russian Federation and Ukraine.

The project strives to empower civil society groups from the above-mentioned post-Soviet/Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries to work together on strategies and methodologies that they can use in community work. The ARENA-project created a safe space for dialogue, mutual learning and ongoing educational activities for a group of participants who are motivated to work on suitable and sustainable strategies for community-based peace building.

Below see the links to the articles about the activities of the ARENA project in 2015-2017. 

About the Arena Project
2015. What is the aim of the ARENA project?
Systemization of Experience Workshop
2015. What was the first activity of the project?
What is the project impact?
2015. What the participants do in their respective communities?
How to learn from own experience?
2015. How to learn from own experience? The second workshop on Systematization.
2016. Why focus on Leadership?
2016. Why focus on Leadership?
ARENA: Summer School for Peace and Art
2016. ARENA Summer School for Peace & Art.
Creative works of the participants
2016. Where can you find the creative works of the participants?
Some more creative works
2016. Some more creative works?  What is Militarism? (Graphic Album).
Exchange Programs
2016. ARENA: Exchange Programs for Activists and Artists from Post-soviet Countries.
Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding
2017. Art and Visualization in Peacebuilding Workshop in Tbilisi.
Systematizing the experiences of ARENA project
2017. Systematizing the experiences of ARENA project.
ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art. Phase 3
2017. ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art. Phase 3. What is next?


Project’s German Partner – OWEN – Mobile Akademie für Geschlechterdemokratie und Friedensförderung e.V.


The project “Arena: Community Theater and Public Art” is supported by the zivik (Civil Conflict Resolution) programme of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) with means from the German Federal Foreign Office.