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.

CTS Large Grants call opens 1 May

Our Large Grants of £50,000 - £100,000 will fund research exploring how civil society organisations can best support children and young people in post-conflict settings. Deadline 14th June 2019.

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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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Youth Speaks (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Read about how our Bosnian project plans to build the capacity of young change-makers in BiH to connect with youth civil society networks and to engage Bosnian youth in civil society activities.

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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.