Welcome to Changing the Story

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

Exhibition

A key element to CTS' legacy work was the youth-led creation of our exhibition.

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5 Young people of colour in Colombia stand in front of a large and colourful mural of a black woman's head and shoulders.
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What will you discover...?

Over 350 resources including films, reports, toolkits and blogs produced by Changing the Story and its commissioned projects - brought together to make it easier for you to search and browse.

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People

Hundreds of people have been involved in Changing the Story - visit the Profiles and Young Changemakers sections to find out more about them.

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Projects

More than 30 projects across 12 countries including collaboration with universities, INGOs, artists, grassroots civil society organisations and young people across the world.

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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)

IZAZOV! (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

IZAZOV (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

Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba

Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba 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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Contemporary Arts Making and Creative Expression Among Young Cambodians

Contemporary Arts Making and Creative Expression Among Young Cambodians

Cuál es la verdad? (What is the Truth?) De-constructing collective memories and imagining alternative futures with young people in Chocó through music and arts

Cuál es la verdad? (What is the Truth?) De-constructing collective memories and imagining alternative futures with young people in Chocó through music and arts

Imagining Otherwise: Transforming Spaces through Arts Education

Imagining Otherwise: Transforming Spaces through Arts Education

Reanimating Contested Spaces (ReSpace): Designing Participatory Civic Education for and with Young People in Kosovo and Rwanda

Reanimating Contested Spaces (ReSpace): Designing Participatory Civic Education for and with Young People in Kosovo and Rwanda

Reanimating Contested Spaces (ReSpace): Designing Participatory Civic Education for and with Young People in Kosovo and Rwanda

Reanimating Contested Spaces (ReSpace): Designing Participatory Civic Education for and with Young People in Kosovo and Rwanda

Tribal Education Methodology (TEM): Sustainable Education through Heritage and Performance

Tribal Education Methodology (TEM): Sustainable Education through Heritage and Performance

Building inclusive and sustainable civil society: A social entrepreneurship toolkit created by and for young people

Building inclusive and sustainable civil society: A social entrepreneurship toolkit created by and for young people

Building inclusive and sustainable civil society: A social entrepreneurship toolkit created by and for young people

Building inclusive and sustainable civil society: A social entrepreneurship toolkit created by and for young people