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.

Heritage for Global Challenges (2021)

PRAXIS launches its latest research publication! 'Heritage for Global Challenges' examines 87 A&H's projects and demonstrates the relevance of heritage research to address global challenges.

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Heritage and Our Sustainable Future

How do we ensure that culture and heritage are central to the future development agenda? The upcoming PRAXIS & UNESCO conference will explore how cultural heritage research drives the SDGs.

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Safeguarding Resources

Changing the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research.

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Changing the Story Youth Research Board

Are you 18-24 and already connected to Changing the Story? If yes, CTS is looking to recruit a Youth Research Board to take collective ownership of a participatory arts research project. Apply now!

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Where we work

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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

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.

We are now in Phase 2 of the project and to date, work with 17 project teams across 12 countries: Colombia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Rwanda, South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Kenya, Nepal, Malaysia, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

 

Visit our Projects page to find out more about the work our incredible network is doing across the world, keep an eye on our  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.

Young Changemakers Blog Series

This blog is part of Changing The Story’s #YoungChangemakers series. If you are a young person leading alternative actions for civil society building in the Global South and would like to be featured

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Never Again Rwanda

Jessica Mbanda (Content Developer and Youth Intervention Practitioner at Never Again Rwanda) discusses the benefits of integrating young people in peacebuilding processes in communities and schools.

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Large Grants

We awarded 6 fantastic projects funding following our Large Grant funding call. Check out our updated project page to find out more about our new projects and the partners involved!

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