Peacebuilding and the Performing Arts Through the Collaborative Lens

  • Hal CulbertsonEmail author
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


In “Peacebuilding and the Performing Arts through the Collaborative Lens,” Culbertson explores relationships between peacebuilding and performing arts organizations, showing how these relationships can be mutually reinforcing in some situations, while working at cross purposes in others. By considering instrumental, interactional and transformational collaborations, he demonstrates how relationships between performing arts and peacebuilding organizations take on a wide variety of distinct forms, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. For Culbertson, successful collaborative relationships require peacebuilders who understand the inherent capacity of the performing arts, as well as performing artists who engage the peacebuilding endeavor critically and creatively.


Peacebuilding Performing arts Theatre Organization Collaboration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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