#ART4PEACE is International Alert’s campaign that uses the power of art to inspire conversations about global peace and conflict issues. The campaign has engaged with around 50 artists to date and included live art events, exhibitions, and auctions.

This year, to celebrate our 30-year anniversary and International Peace Day on 21 September, the campaign will go truly global with a live street art event that connects some of the cities that we work in around the world.

Street artists and local communities will paint murals across Peace Day to highlight the particular challenges their countries are facing. Participating cities include Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Berdyansk in Ukraine and both Brierfield and London in England. A digital art collage from the Philippines will also be unveiled on Peace Day, whilst a mural will also be painted in the heart of Kampala, Uganda on Saturday 24 September.

The paintings will be photographed and livestreamed on social media throughout Peace Day – so follow the #ART4PEACE hashtag and join the conversation as we bring peace-themed street art onto the global stage!

More information on the cities and artists taking part in ‘From Peace to West’ will follow soon. For updates, follow us on Twitter @TalkPeaceFest and like our Facebook page.

You can also email us with any queries at communications@international-alert.org

Our Create Syria exhibition will also be launching on Peace Day in London as part of the #ART4PEACE campaign. Find out more here.

Read a review about the #ART4PEACE 2015 campaign here.

Photo © International Alert / Sal Alexander