About In Place of War

For ten years In Place of War has been mobilising, empowering and connecting artists and creative communities in sites of war, revolution and conflict.

IPOW’s work is about:

(i) Promoting the work of artists who have minimal access to international audiences.
(ii) Demonstrating the significance of the arts to wider society.
(iii) Demonstrating the value of arts research to public debates on key issues of the day.

In Place of War’s work spans 5 different areas:

PLATFORM : The IPOW digital platform enables artists to connect, share and discover creative responses to war

RESEARCH : IPOW develop research projects around creativity in sites of conflict.

EDUCATION : Empowering the world’s most marginalised communities through innovative and alternative creative entrepreneurialism programmes.

SPACES : Working with international partners, IPOW is setting up unique cultural spaces in a range of conflict zones and marginalised communities across the world.

PRODUCTION : Producing work for a range of festivals and institutions – from forging new international collaborations inside festival fields in the UK to curating live revolutionary street art exhibitions for Imperial War Museum North.

IPOW graffiti