Mobile Arts for Peace: Small Grants Evaluation Report

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The Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project is an international study that seeks to provide a comparative approach to peace-building utilising interdisciplinary arts-based practices, working with communities in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Rwanda (see figure 1.1). This research was commissioned by the project lead organisation, the University of Lincoln, and has been delivered by the University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (see Appendix A for research biographies). This report focuses on the Small Grants awarded across the four countries, and acts as a follow-up to the Phase One Report that was produced in the winter of 2021.

The delivery of the Small Grants projects has taken place over the last 12 months across the above four countries, and this report seeks to demonstrate, through a narrative case-study approach, how the Small Grants work delivered has promoted arts-based peacebuilding and supported community cohesion. The research reported in this document took place between February and October 2022 and focused on the below research aim and four key research questions.

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of the MAP Small Grants projects and understand their impact in communities. Specifically:

1. What outputs were delivered through the Small Grants projects?

2. What outcomes for beneficiaries/stakeholders were delivered through the Small Grants projects?

3. What impacts delivered for communities and societies across the four countries were delivered through the Small Grants projects?

The report is structured as follows: first, the methodological approach undertaken in the evaluation will be presented; second, the case-studies across the four countries will be presented and discussed, utilising data gathered by the in-country research teams and the arts-based outputs produced; third, the findings will be summarised, with specific recommendations also made for the implications related to the MAP Large Grant evaluation projects and the recently awarded MAP Medium Grant projects. References and Appendices can also be found at the end of the report.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Northampton
Commissioning bodyUniversity of Lincoln
Number of pages73
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2023


  • Peacebuilding
  • Arts-based Methods
  • Peace
  • Social Impact Measurement


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