Read about opportunities available and find out more about how you can become part of, and engage with, Mobile Arts for Peace and our wider network.

To find out more about any of these opportunities contact the MAP team


Mobile Arts for Peace is delighted to launch its Medium Grants call for researchers at all levels, supporting research that considers how arts-based research approaches can support structures and modes of communication between youth and policymakers in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal.

See the full call and apply at: 

 The MAP Medium Grants funding call is open for applications on 1st July 2022 and closes on 22nd August 2022 (11:59pm GMT).

Webinars and online events

More soon! Know more about our past webinars here

Calls for Papers and Conferences

Multidisciplinary perspectives on the child’s voice in public policy

This supplementary issue explores the nature and role of children’s voice in public policy from multidisciplinary perspectives. The insights from this issue form part of the evidence base of the British Academy’s Childhood Policy Programme, which aims to utilise the research and insights from the social sciences, humanities, and the arts to address issues of fragmentation, inconsistency, and ineffectiveness in childhood policy across the UK.

Individuals who are interested in contributing a think piece to this issue of the Journal of the British Academy should in the first instance submit a short abstract of their planned paper (up to 300 words), including details of the disciplinary perspective of children’s voice that would be covered, to the Childhood Policy Programme team at Any enquiries can also be sent to this email address.

The deadline for submission: 30 April 2021 

‘Cultural Leaders: In Conversation’

Cultural Trends recently published an ‘In Conversation’ article with Helen Marriage, Director of Artichoke and former Creative Director of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture ( Helen was invited to discuss a range of cultural policy topics, including leadership, cultural democracy and the future of cultural mega-events. The interview has generated a significant amount of discussion and has helped the journal to further its aim of engaging more directly with practitioners and policymakers in the arts and cultural sector. Following on from this success, this year we will publish a similar interview with Oliver Mears, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, London.

We would now like to invite expressions of interest from potential contributors globally to produce inspiring ‘In Conversation’ pieces with cultural leaders in their respective national fields.

We are interested in pieces which shed light on national cultural policy contexts, different perspectives on arts subsidy, audiences, the cultural workforce, heritage, artform development and how cultural leadership functions in a fast-changing local, national and international context. You may wish to interview a cultural policy maker in Taipei, a Theatre Director in Sao Paolo, a choreographer in Moscow or a member of a national funding body in Sydney.

Expressions of interest should include brief details of: your biography and (where relevant) institutional affiliation; the proposed interviewee; an outline of the relevant policy context; rationale for why this would make a good ‘In Conversation’ article. These should be sent for the attention of the Editors: Ele Belfiore ( and Hye-Kyung Lee (

Articles should be in English, between 5 – 8,000 words and will be accepted on a rolling basis from April 2021.

For more information see here: 

Communities and Communication: International interdisciplinary conference

It is a pleasure to invite you to Communities and Communication.

The conference is organised by the Department of Media and Performance (formerly Film, Media & Journalism) School of Digital, Technologies and Arts at Staffordshire University and will take place online on 24th April 2021.

The theme of Communities and Communication will be Connections. The community is a concept which is at once decreasing and increasing, as we move away from realworld connections to online ones, we can see that these groups create new environments, connections, discussion and ways of being seen in the digital world. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we want to share the many narratives and voices which these groups are creating, and ask how they create connection, camaraderie, and visibility for those involved. This conference seeks to consider the ways in which these communities start, develop and grow, what is created within those groups and how real connections are built through technology sharing and eventually within the virtual environment of online discussion and dissemination. We welcome contributions from across the sector from traditional print media forms to film and television, and gaming and interactive technology, offering the opportunity to explore both applied and theoretical explorations of this area of communities within the digital world. We aim to publish a selection of these contributions in an edited collection developed as a result of the conference.

Topics of interest

1. Real-world versus digital communities

2. Audio-visual communication practices

3. Interdisciplinary community connections

4. What is the future of communities?

5. Visibility and identity in communities 6. Local vs global communities

7. Sports, digital media and communities

8. Healthcare and community

9. Community inclusion and exclusion

10. Performance

Guidance for authors

The deadline to submit abstracts is 18th December 2020.

The proposals should include: Title, up to 5 keywords, abstract (250 words), author name, affiliation and short bio (50 words).

All proposals should be emailed to Dr Agata Lulkowska (, Dr Sharon Coleclough (, or Stephanie Steventon (<>).

We encourage Early-Career and PhD students to enter.

All registration is free.

Organising committee:  Dr Agata Lulkowska, Dr Sharon Coleclough and Stephanie Steventon in Collaboration with Thomas Wood and Prof. Piotr Siuda.  For any enquiries, please contact:<>