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Creating a community mural

Learn more about how you can start taking action to transform your community through art with the help of our powerful toolkit about mural making that can be used to transform public spaces, communities, and youth.


Links to Other Relevant Projects Organizations

The Aftermath Project is committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict—the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.

Dan Eldon was a photojournalist, artist and activist who was killed at the young age of 22 while working as a photojournalist in Somalia. Dan’s mother Kathy, and sister Amy founded the Creative Visions Foundation (, which inspires, informs and empowers “creative activists” like Dan to find solutions to local and global issues and ignite positive change.

Lily Yeh is an artist who through community arts projects heals and builds impoverished and war-torn communities internationally.

Making Arts with Purpose is a resource site for creative projects that are achieving positive change in the world.

Nancy Etcoff is a psychologist and cognitive researcher at Harvard University who studies happiness and looks at why beauty is essential to life and happiness. She was interviewed for the “What is Beauty?” episode of TED Radio Hour.

MindLeaps uses dance in post-conflict and developing countries. They work to develop the cognitive skills and social-emotional learning of at-risk youth.

KIOO Project changes gender dynamics in economically-challenged communities through photography.

Chords of Peace overcomes conflict through music.

Too Young to Wed Works to protect girls’ rights and end child marriage. In the Tehani Photo workshops and scholarships, the organization worked with Kenyan girls who escaped child marriage through photography.

Twende in Tanzania empowers people to design and make their own technologies to solve community challenges.

Yolé!Africa in Goma, DRC Yolé!Africa is cultural center that provides youth the space, skills, and alternative education necessary to thrive despite the conflict in the region.

Vision not Victim is a girl-driven, girl-led creative process that supports adolescent girls around the world in building a vision for the future they want, learning the skills they need pursue their goals, and sharing their visions through collaborative photography, video, and graphic design.

Awakening capabilities through creative expression