Welcome to Changing The Story

Asking how the arts, heritage, and human rights education can support youth-centred approaches to civil society building in post-conflict settings across the world.

Read our inspiring #YoungChangemakers series

Young people leading alternative actions for civil society building in the Global South tell us why they believe the youth are integral to supporting and enabling positive social change.

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PRAXIS

The Changing the Story Network is expanding! Find out more about the new AHRC-GCRF funded project 'PRAXIS: Arts and Humanities for Global Development.' #CTSPraxis

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CTS Mobility Fund opens 1 June

Open to existing CTS grantees who are currently based in the Global South and designed to enhance their mobility and professional development. Deadline 31 October 2020.

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Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba

Find out more about our Phase 2 South Africa project 'Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba' by watching this video created by project Principle Investigator, Scott Burnett.

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Where we work

Changing the Story HQ

Changing the Story is based at University of Leeds and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Anlong Veng Peace Tours (Cambodia)

The Anlong Veng Peace Tours (Cambodia)

Mobile Arts for Peace (Rwanda)

Mobile Arts for Peace (Rwanda)

Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival (Colombia)

Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival (Colombia)

ACT - Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (Kosovo)

ACT – Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (Kosovo)

The Changemakers (South Africa)

The Changemakers (South Africa)

Youth Speaks (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Youth Speaks (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

YouthLEAD: Fostering Youth Peacebuilding Capacity in Colombia

YouthLEAD: Fostering Youth Peacebuilding Capacity in Colombia

Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in North East India

Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in North East India

The Making of the Museum of Education (Kosovo)

The Making of the Museum of Education (Kosovo)

Interpretations of civic national values by young people (Kenya & Nepal)

Interpretations of civic national values by young people (Kenya & Nepal)

Interpretations of civic national values by young people (Kenya & Nepal)

Interpretations of civic national values by young people (Kenya & Nepal)

Youth-led social enterprises in Malaysia

Youth-led social enterprises in Malaysia

Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda

Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda

Mapping community heritage with young people in rural South Africa

Mapping community heritage with young people in rural South Africa

Untitled Land/Voices/Stories Project in South Africa

Untitled Land/Voices/Stories Project in South Africa

Pensamiento y libertad (Thought and Freedom) in Venezuela

Pensamiento y libertad (Thought and Freedom) in Venezuela

Street art to promote representation and epistemic justice (Zimbabwe)

Street art to promote representation and epistemic justice (Zimbabwe)

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Changing The Story is a four-year international, multi-disciplinary project which supports the building of inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict settings. It is a collaborative project between universities, INGOs, artists, grassroots civil society organisations and young people across the world.

As the project develops, so will this website. Visit our Projects page to find out more about the work our incredible network is doing across the world, keep an eye on our News & Comment section for publications, activities, reflections, opportunities and upcoming events, and follow our hashtag #ChangingTheStory on Twitter.

If you would like to get in touch with us directly to find out more about this project please contact us.