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Creative Exchange Partners 2001

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Oga Steve Abah - NPTA - Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance
45 Iya Road, PO Box 399; Smamaru-Zaria (Kaduna State); Nigeria
Tel: +234 69-551 143
Fax: +234 69-551 143
Email: npta@inet-global.com

History & Projects: The NPTA is a nation wide NGO, founded in 1989, and engaged in a variety of activities ranging from advocacy through public education to income generation programmes. From 1992 to 1994 the Alliance, in collaboration with Women in Nigeria-Kaduna State Chapter, run a series of workshops on Women's Health, using theatre to explore the status of women's lives and workloads, the relationship of their health to the type of work they do, and the health care facilities available to them. The NPTA helped the formation of the Women's Association in Katanga, and has subsequently helped women and community groups to secure funding to set up income-generating initiatives. Other projects include Communication for Life: Talking AIDS, a public education project on HIV/AIDS prevention and care for sufferers; workshops investigating the effects of environmental crisis on women of Katsina; and an ongoing project on civic education and training of CBOs and women's groups.

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Kole Ade-Odutola
Box 26; Ithaca NY 14851-0026; United States of America
Tel: +1 973-375 6227
Fax: +1 973-372 4116
Email: Kole2@yahoo.com / kolinton@yahoo.com

History & Projects: Kole Ade-Odutola is a Nigerian writer, photographer and participatory video worker whose experience in Nigeria includes organising workshops on free speech, development information, organising the Coalition of Nigerian Artists and co-ordinating film forum. He has recently completed a Master's Degree at Ithaca College (New York) in Communication & Organisational Theory, Research Methods, Administration of Communication, Learning & Design, Social Messages Design and Psychology of Television.

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Raju Ahmed - Tree Foundation Ltd.
102/1 Royer Bazar; Dhaka 1209; Bangladesh
Tel: +880 18-223 409
Fax: +880 2-912 2849
Email: tree@bd.drik.net

History & Projects: Tree Foundation uses theatre for research education and empowerment. Its philosophy is that being informed is not a goal, but the beginning of education, while education should be viewed as a process that requires mental and material empowerment. Tree is applying this philosophy to HIV/AIDS awareness. Tree has developed a Composite Awareness Programme with sex workers, who consider themselves unchaste and excluded, have little health awareness, are financially unstable, excluded from mainstream society and have little sense of 'sisterhood'. Tree is enabling them to form theatre/cultural groups promoting discussion on safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases, which are accompanied by printed education materials and information on basic issues such as law, finance and health. Intermediate results show wider practice of safer sexual behaviour, greater consciousness of sexually transmitted diseases and sex workers being empowered to lead a relatively dignified life.

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Lynette Aitken - Save the Children Fund
17 Grove Lane; London SE5 8RD; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7703 5400
Email: L.Aitken@scfuk.org.uk
http:// www.scfuk.org.uk


History & Projects: Save the Children is involved in international rights education through the arts. Activities include a number or Rights Fiestas across the UK, in Edinburgh and Birmingham during year 2000, and Wales, London, Northern Ireland and North East England during this year. In September 2000, Save the Children launched the teaching pack Partners in Rights, and they will be launching their website at the end of this year.

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Shahidul Alam - Drik Picture Library Ltd.
House 58, Road 15A (New), Dhanmondi Residential Area; Dhaka 1209; Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2-912 0125/811 2954/812 3412
Fax: +880 2-911 5044
Email: shahidul@drik.net
http:// www.drik.net

History & Projects: The Sanskrit word Drik stands for vision, inner vision, philosophy of vision. Drik was set up to provide a platform for photographers and writers to present their vision. Adhering to its core concept, the organisation has grown from being a provider of images and texts to being a media resource centre that challenges Western hegemony. The in-house gallery holds several major international exhibitions every year. The centre boasts a modern studio, photographic laboratories and a multimedia unit. It also operates an Internet service provider. Its training programmes range from providing education for working class children to training the region's brightest young photojournalists to operate at an international level. The launch of Bangladesh's first web based magazine Meghbarta aimed at providing in-depth investigative rural reporting ensures that Drik's role in addressing social inequalities will remain at the forefront of its mission.

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Naomi Alexander - The Scarman Trust
113 Queens Road; Brighton BN1 3XG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1273-234 854
Fax: +44 (0)1273-234 855
Email: naomi.alexander@thescarmantrust.org

History & Projects: The Scarman Trust is using theatre to work with a wide range of people from socially excluded communities in order to explore how the community can improve its situation, and what changes in policy are needed in order to achieve this. After intensive interactive tours in a range of communities it is proposing to establish an annual festival of legislative theatre, where politicians and civil servants from local and national government see the plays, and receive the proposals for change from the community.

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Madeline Andersen-Warren/John Cassun - Northern Trust for Dramatherapy
41 Netheroyd Hill Road, Fixby; Huddersfield HD2 2LS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1484-428 427
Email: joncassun@beeb.net

History & Projects: The Northern Trust for Dramatherapy offers a Postgraduate 3 year (P/T) Diploma in Dramatherapy, validated by Victoria University - Manchester. There are also Certificate courses available in Dramatherapy and Creative Group Work with Older People. In-house training and supervision can also be provided on request.

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Tom Andrews - Music For Change
27 Watling Street; Canterbury CT1 2UD; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1227-459 243
Fax: +44 (0)1227-455 662
Email: music.forchange@virgin.net
http:// www.musicforchange.org

History & Projects: Music for Change promotes cultural respect, community development, social inclusion and anti-racist education through music. This is achieved through music education workshops, innovative multicultural arts projects and by providing an informative and accessible information service for those wanting to add a global music dimension to their work. Last year Music for Change organised over 300 workshops in schools and youth centres across South East England. Experienced artists from various countries including Ghana, India, Jamaica, Sierra Leona, and Zimbabwe lead the workshops. Other recent projects inlcude: Kick and Drum (arts, anti-racism and football with schools and youth centres leading to performances at Charlton Athletic FC); Carnival Sound, a project bringing carnival music and arts to deprived communities in Ramsgate and Margate; regular carnival clubs and outreach work (after-school, community centres, probation services, youth groups etc) leading to carnival processions and performances and Global Bandstand, a free annual multicultural music day in Canterbury reaching out to new audiences. In 2001 artists from Zimbabwe, Hungary, Bulgaria, India, Spain, Nigeria, Ghana and Cuba will be performing and running workshops.

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Christopher John Antcliff
126 Melton Road, Stanton-on-the-Wolds; Keyworth (Nottingham) NG12 5BQ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)115-937 2966/937 5730

History & Projects: Chris Antcliffe is a Nottingham-based poet, professionally trained to design and facilitate workshops for poetry performance. In 1986 he published Message for Mankind, a book of early poems raise funds for the Cedars Medical Rehabilitation Unit in Sherwood. Other publications include Dreams on Reality (1990) produced to raise funds for Nottinghamshire Coalition of Disabled People, and Shades of Loving (1993) to raise funds for the Disabilities Living Centre. He was closely involved with Playhouse Performance Writers who met at the Nottingham Playhouse. Their first performance was War Poetry, presented in conjunction with the Royal National Theatre's production Oh What A Lovely War in June 1998. Recently Chris has received several prizes and awards for his poetry, and continues to perform at East Midlands' literary festivals. Articles about his work had recenlty appeared in The Independent and The Open University magazine Open Eye.



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Tanya Anthony - The British Council
Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street; Manchester M1 6BB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161-957 7008
Fax: +44 (0)161-957 7363
Email: tanya.anthony@britishcouncil.org
http:// www.britishcouncil.org/governance/index.htm

History & Projects: The British Council promotes world wide partnerships with the UK through culture, education, science and development-related work. It is active in Culture and Development through both its Governance and Society Team and its Arts Group. The Governance and Society Team has funded projects and events in the UK about participatory arts activities in development, Theatre for Development, conflict and human rights and produced a research report in 1999 on the role of arts and media in human rights promotion (A Creative Route to Rights).


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Cariad Astles - Puppet Mundi
33 Westfield Bradninch; Exeter (Devon) EX5 4QU; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1392-881 231
Fax: +44 (0)1395-255 303
Email: cariadastles@yahoo.co.uk

History & Projects: Cariad Astles is a puppeteer and also a Theatre Lecturer at the University of Plymouth. Her puppet company, Puppet Mundi works with development and empowerment issues. Their last show was about street-children in Brazil. During 2001 she is involved in a project linking with puppeteers in Mali and Spain, to explore child rights using puppetry. In the past Cariad has worked in Forum Theatre (debt crisis) and various community theatre projects.

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Elaine Mitchell Attias
527 North Elm Drive, Beverly Hills; California CA 90210; United States of America
Tel: +1 310-275 5090
Fax: +1 310-278 1564
Email: egattias@cs.com

History & Projects: Elaine Mitchell Attias is a Los Angeles journalist, researching and writing on new perceptions of the role of the arts, culture and creativity in social development and growth. She is a Board member of the US Centre for Creative Communities, of PEN-USA West and Human Rights Watch.

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Babu Ayindo
Amani People's Theatre, PO Box 13695-00100; Nairobi ; Kenya
Tel: +254 (0)72-710 911
Email: babuayindo@yahoo.com

History & Projects: Babu Ayindo is founding artistic director of Amani People's Theatre based in Nairobi, and currently her research director. Her past experience includes teaching theatre arts at the Nairobi Theatre Academy; teaching in two high schools in Kenya. For nine years, Babu has been serving as artistic director of Chelepe Arts, a community arts groups based in the ghettos of Nairobi city. Besides her part-time research work at APT, she has in the last two years taught summer courses in Non-violence and Conflict Transformation and Popular Theatre and Social Transformation at the Summer Peacebuiding Institute of Eastern Mennonite University. She is also a faculty member of the Caux Scholars Program, Switzerland.

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Michael Balfour/Alex Mavrocordatos - CDC Arts - Centre for Development Communications
School of Community and Performing Arts, King Alfred's College; Winchester SO22 4NR; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1962-827 508
Fax: +44 (0)1962-827 272
Email: info@cdcarts.org
http:// www.cdcarts.org

History & Projects: A consultancy unit of the School of Community and Performing Arts which serves as a base for a number of practitioners with experience as trainers and practitioners in Theatre for Development, among them Alex Mavrocordatos, Tim Prentki, Dave Pammenter and Susanna Wilford. Also serves as a networking facility for former MA students and practitioners. It has been involved in numerous projects world wide as a consultant, assessor, trainer and project manager dealing with in a wide variety of development issues. It has also developed a methodology of participatory arts called Participatory Performance Practices for Development.

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Silvia Balossi

78 Burder Close; London N1 4BB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7254 3419
Email: sbalossi25@hotmail.com

History and Projects: Silvia Balossi has recently returned from facilitating a TfD project in The Gambia, where youth from different communities shared their stories through the use of puppets & masks. The project was part of her MA in TfD, at King Alfred's College Winchester; and it also included visits to rural villages where her team engaged in a cultural exchange, bartering their performing skills for women's stories representing community concerns. Prior to this, Silvia did an internship with the Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, worked as a volunteer in a T.O. project for a Brazilian NGO working with adolescents, and used puppetry to work with Palestinian children in the West Bank - Ramallah.

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Roberto Battista
57 Great North Road; Barnet (East Hertfordshire) EN5 1AY; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8449 1995
Email: roberto@nomade.worldonline.co.uk
http:// www.robat.scl.net

History & Projects: Roberto Battista is a freelance consultant and producer of multimedia, CD Rom, web sites, digital sound, still and moving images. He has a special interest and experience in environment and developing countries issues, with a particular interest in the transference of modern communication technologies to the developing world. He is experienced in the educational field, having carried out work for several international organisations such as the UN, FAO and ILO. His professional services include Internet courses customised to client's needs, training on multimedia, new media and computer graphics, design and production of web sites and CD ROM's, and online distribution of music (www.rustyrobot.com). Roberto is currently developing a project called Education on the Move (Trans-Himalaya) intended to demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of providing access to information, education and communication with a travelling multimedia station, solar powered and linked to the web via satellite.

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Neil Beddow/Jess Houston - Acta Community Theatre
Eastwood Farm, Whitmore Avenue; Bristol BS4 4TG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1179-720 150
Fax: +44 (0)1179-720 150
Email: info@acta-bristol.com
http:// www.acta-bristol.com

History & Projects: Acta started its work in 1985 to target excluded sections of the community and areas of poor arts facilities. It facilitates participatory arts projects to empower individuals and the communities within which they live. Projects have included: Moving On, a festival of work by people with learning disabilities; Who Cares, a project with young carers, enabling them to take time for themselves; Open Minds, a festival of work by people with mental health needs; Women's Web, a project with women from low income communities. Recent research includes Turning Points: a report on the impact of Acta projects on the lives of participants.

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Candida Blaker
28 Ethelden Road; London W12 7BG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8749 4270
Fax: +44 (0)20-8749 4270
Email: candida@ethel.clara.net

History & Projects:
Candida Blaker is a consultant and project manager with expertise in culture and development sectors. During 2001 she is doing the PR and marketing for Artists in Exile. Until recently, she has managed a project for Artangel (Longplayer), translated the autobiography of Augusto Boal, and has worked for Arts & Business and the Arts Team of Hammersmith & Fulham Council. She undertakes consultancies specialising in strategy development and advocacy, in the social development or art sectors. Her earlier background is in international social development, having worked for a number of NGOs such as Christian Aid, Actionaid and Oxfam (co-ordinating the development programme in Brazil, and in the UK as Southern Advocacy Adviser). Her geographical focus has been Latin America, though she has travelled extensively to other parts of the world. Within the social development context, Candida has been particularly involved in rights issues and gender, with a long standing commitment to involvement in, and promotion of, the interface between culture, creativity and development.

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Pamela Brooke - Story Workshop Educational Trust
Private Bag 266; Blantyre ; Malawi
Tel: +265-622 426
Fax: +265-620 263
Email: media@malawi.net / swet@malawi.net
http:// www.storyworkshop.org

History & Projects: Story Workshop is a local NGO attracting talented volunteers from outside Africa who have joined forces with young Malawian writers, musicians, media producers, performers and researchers to mix art and entertainment with social change education. Their activities include radio soap opera, radio jingles, radio magazine, radio advocacy debates, Action Theatre, community mobilisation performance and invention competitions, newspaper supplements, low-literacy how-to brochures and comic books. They work in civic education, human rights, democracy, gender, juvenile justice, HIV-AIDS, sustainable agriculture, environment, rural development, quality education, population, et. al. with support from European Commission, UNDP, CORDAID, Open Society (OSISA), Danida, American Embassy and others.

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Paul Broom
3 Hadleigh Close; Bedford MK41 8JW; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1234-357 446
Email: paulbroom@hotmail.com

History and Projects: Paul Broom is a drama practitioner, with special experience in children issues. A student on the 2000/2001 MA Theatre for Development programme at King Alfred's College, he has ongoing links with children's NGOs in Mumbai, India, where he helps to run drama workshops with the Thalia group. In 1998 Paul carried our drama work with children in Bosnia, and in 2001 with adult refugees in the UK with The Elements.

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Sarah Butterworth
The Pavilion, The Esplanade; Weymouth DT4 8ED; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1305- 765 272
Fax: +44 (0)1305-789 922
Email: Buttska@btinternet.com
http:// www.crossing-borders.org

History & Projects: Sarah Butterworth trained as a visual artist and has developed Community Arts projects in former Yugoslavia since 1994. She initiated the Ezot-Tamu project for Children's Aid Direct in Macedonia, worked with the Serious Road Trip in Bosnia and Croatia, and with a number of other NGOs, both local and international including Conflict Resolution Catalysts, UMCOR and IRC. She is the founder of Crossing Borders, a schools' linking project using art as an international language and linking young people in different countries in the Balkans, this project is being run in Kosova by SCF and in the UK. Sarah is currently a regional Development Officer in Dorset, UK whilst studying a Masters Degree. She is keen to be in touch with NGOs looking to use art as a tool for social development and conflict management. Sarah is able to offer help to small NGOs using the arts, if they are writing funding proposals.


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Jules Cadie
Nettle Cottage, Woodhouses Road; Burntwood (Staffordshire) WS7 9EJ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1543-686 986
Fax: +44 (0)1543-686 986
Email: jules@cadie.net
http:// www.cadie.net

History & Projects: Jules Cadie is Co-editor of MAiLOUT Magazine and web editor of e-MAiLOUT E-zine, and a business training consultant delivering Vital Spark Creativity in Business programmes. Jules is also an associate with Da Capo arts development and cultural planning practitioners.

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Xanthe Carson
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1883-653 043
Fax: +44 (0)1883-650 140
Email: xanthecarson@hotmail.com

History and Projects: Xanthe Carson is a music teacher who worked in West Africa from 1998 to 2001. She is currently based in the UK, where she teaches music and is planning to organise music education and world music projects. As part of her work in West Africa, she carried out extensive research on Mali musical traditions, that was published as an info pack titled: A Voyage into Mali - Making more music on the line. This information pack is aimed at UK music teachers to help them respond to the National Curriculum requirement to teach world music, and was funded by On the Line, a National Lottery funded project that aims to link the countries through which the Meridian Line runs.

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Hassoum Ceesay
The Gambia
Tel: +220-911 327
Fax: +220-227 461
Email: hassoum_ceesay@yahoo.com

History and Projects: Hassoum Ceesay is a poet, and the publicity secretary of the Gambia Writers' Union. He has travelled widely in Africa and Europe, and over four dozens of his poems have been published in the local press. He is also literary critic of the Daily Observer newspaper in Banjul, where he also writes a weekly history column.

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Caryne Chapman Clark
Flat 7, 33 Hampstead Hill Gardens; London NW3 2PJ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7794 1416
Email: caryne@tantraweb.co.uk

History & Projects: Caryne Chapman Clark is a professional actress, theatre deviser and workshop leader. In 1981 she co-founded the Gog Theatre Company based in Somerset with a commitment to International Theatre Exchange and new devised performance work. Over the years she has worked and performed in Canada, US, England, West Africa, Austria, Russia and Pakistan. Her work with the company led her to The Rustaveli Theatre Company based in Tbilisi, Georgia, with whom she has had an ongoing collaborative relationship for over 11 years. She has been working freelance since 1994 and is currently based in London, where she founded ARTISTS IN EXILE in September 2000. Artists in Exile is a new vibrant group of professional artists including actors, directors, writers, visual artists and musicians, who wish to collaborate across frontiers in celebration of cultural diversity. Based at The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London, it is an ever-expanding directory and network of London based refugee and UK artists who meet and share their experiences and inspirations and work together.


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Andrew Coggins - Dance United
171 Glenarm Road; London E5 0NB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8533 0001
Fax: +44 (0)20-8985 4424
Email: DanceUnited@aol.com

History and Projects: Dance United brings together the work of two experienced dance practitioners, Royston Maldoom and Mags Byrne. They founded Dance United in collaboration with independent television producer, Andrew Coggins, with whom they have worked extensively over the last five years delivering a unique dance-in-development vocational training programme for former street and working children in Addis Ababa. The use of video, for evaluation, for advocacy and for raising the profile of contemporary dance and training, is an integral part of the Dance United programme in Ethiopia and is now being used in all of its projects. This team are working with marginalised groups and divided communities, promoting dance as a means of raising self-esteem and changing attitudes. As well as the work in Ethiopia, future international initiatives include work with street children projects in Tbilisi and Lima. In the UK, Dance United is working in the criminal justice sector and has completed two projects at HMP Holloway and a project with excluded young people in Wolverhampton. They are planning further prison work in 2002 and a special needs project in Northern Ireland.

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Marcie Cook
Population Services International, PO Box 529; Blantyre ; Malawi
Tel: +265-841 262
Fax: +265-677 345/674 139
Email: marcie@africa-online.net

History & Projects: Marcie Cook is working as a Communications Consultant/Project Co-ordinator on a new youth sexual reproductive health program called Youth Alert, in Malawi. Youth Alerts primary target is interpersonal visits to Secondary Schools around Malawi. The visits include role-play, a slide show with music, drama, comedy and educational/entertainment messages to encourage young people to talk openly about issues affecting their sexual choices. The school visits are facilitated by a Communications Officer and Assistant, very close in age to the secondary school students, and uses comedy and understanding to answer questions about sensitive topics and clarify any misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS, STDs or early pregnancy. As well as the school visits, an independent communications campaign will be launched on the radio and through billboards and posters providing information on the HIV situation in relation to youth. The programme is set to be launched in September 2001 and plans to expand into a youth run call-in radio show, hopefully an anonymous youth hotline, a magazine, Regional and National entertainment days and the sensitisation of parents and teachers to talk to young people openly about their sexuality. While the program will begin with in school youth, it will expand into out of school youth and Primary schools.

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Rosaleen Cunningham
28 Millers Road, Preston Park; Brighton BN1 5NQ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1273-542 586
Email: rosaleenc@rosaleenc.fsnet.co.uk

History & Projects: Rosaleen Cunningham is an experienced manager of social action broadcasting projects, having worked in the field in the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa. She has specific expertise in strategic planning and managing of media initiatives involving several partner organisations. Previous work includes child health and HIV awareness campaigns. She has recently taken up a full-time position with BBC Education.


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Helen Denniston

102 Marborough Road; London SW16 2XW; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8677 5024
Email: hdenniston@102sw.freeserve.co.uk

History & Projects: Helen Denninston is a Consultant in Cultural Development. Previously, she worked for Ubuntu Network, an international network of cultural organisations in Africa and the African Diaspora. During 2000/2001 she finished a feasibility study for a cultural festival in Ovidah, Benin.

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Geeta Dharmarajan - Katha
A-3 Sarvodaya Enclave, Aurobindo Marg; New Delhi 110 007; India
Tel: +91 11-686 8193/652 1752/652 4511
Fax: +91 11-651 4373
Email: katha@vsnl.com
http:// www.katha.org

History & Projects: Katha is a non-profit voluntary organisation working in the field of creative communication and empowerment through engagement with literature, literacy, publishing, storytelling, education and vocational training. Registered in 1989, it has been publishing and translating fiction from various regional languages of India into English. Katha runs a school for about 1,200 children providing non-formal education and vocational/entrepreneurial training. In addition, Katha runs women's development and empowerment programmes.

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Susan Ditter - Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
8/18 Bauhinia Street; Nightcliff NT 0810; Australia
Tel: +61 8-948 3200
Fax: +61 8-948 3219
Email: sditter@qantmnt.com
http:// www.qantmnt.com/ciya

History & Projects: Corrugated Iron Youth Arts provides skills development workshops and performance opportunities across art forms for young people between eight and twenty five years old, throughout the Darwin area of Northern Australia. These opportunities may involve theatre, dance, circus, digital media, visual arts, costume and writing. The organisation has a commitment to young people being decision makers. Corrugated Iron provides resources, support and professional expertise to develop young people's inspiration and passion for the arts. It is committed to helping to redress the inequities that exist in the wider community, and realises that not all young people enjoy the same opportunities to become involved. Corrugated Iron's vision is to provide young people with the opportunities to create works that are unique, energetic, dynamic and relevant to their lives.

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Melski Dolan/Rachel Wootton - Trolley Theatre
Box 64, Greenleaf, 82 Colston Street; Bristol BS1 5BB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7050-648 297/177-942 7031
Email: trolleytheatre@bigfoot.com
http:// www.trolleytheatre.org

History & Projects: Trolley Theatre produce participatory community projects and perform challenging outdoor theatre, exploring controversial environmental and social issues. They aim to develop heart, response-ability and understanding about the root causes of environmental crisis and the solutions for sustainable living. Trolley Theatre focus on issues of concern for participants, and on their creativity and development. At present, Trolley Theatre are undertaking a spell of travel, training and research. This involves firstly a land reforestation project in the West Country, UK, creating a base for low-impact residencies and further adventures in situ. They are training and researching into further ways of working, within education and development. Workshops and small projects will be run in the Bristol area, and in collaboration with people-centred environmental improvements, campaigns and environmental educational projects. Melski has recently been in India and Nepal; meeting and working with TfD groups and gaining new skills. Rachel has been helping with the campaign to protect the Australian old growth rain forest.


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Jennifer Edwards

7 Firs Avenue; London N10 3LY; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8883 7344
Email: jennifer.edwards@lonab.co.uk

History & Projects: Jennifer Edwards is Director of External and Strategic Relations at London Arts, the arts funding agency for London.

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Judy El-Bushra - ACORD - Agency for Cooperation & Research in Development
Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road; London SW1P 2AF; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7227 8628
Fax: +44 (0)20-7799 1868
Email: judye@acord.org.uk
http:// www.acord.org.uk

History & Projects: ACORD works alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people and in remote and conflict-affected parts of Africa to eliminate structural inequalities, ensure their equal access to economic, political, cultural and intellectual resources, and determine their own development. ACORD was among the first agencies to use participatory methodology in development and has, over the years, continued to lead the way by developing a range of tools to strengthen its work and establishing a reputation for recognised expertise in this field. It works to promote long-term community development in areas normally characterised by short-term relief interventions, such as those affected by conflict, drought, or influxes of refugees, by working in ways that strengthen local structures. ACORD's three main aims are: to reduce poverty and vulnerability; to help people win their basic rights; and to help people cope with conflict and build peace which involves analysing with people the causes and manifestations of conflict, helping them cope with crisis, and equipping them to face future crises and promote change. All ACORD's work is underpinned by research. This ensures that the programme interventions are the most appropriate, that lessons are learnt and that programming is improved.

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Kees Epskamp - Stichting CompArt
Kaiserstraat 30a; Leiden 2311 GS; Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)71-514 0866
Email: kepskamp@zonnet.nl

History & Projects: CompArt: Foundation for Comparative Studies in Arts and Art Education in Global Perspective, was founded in 1997, with the main aim to promote and implement comparative research into performing arts in Western and non-western cultures. Research undertaken by CompArt may consist of surveys, desk, field or literature studies. Its objectives are to promote, monitor, implement and make accessible the result of this research and to publicise or make media productions in relation to its area of study. More specifically, CompArt is dedicated to the dissemination of information by way of electronic publications, media productions, lectures and the provision of training and couching in the field of the anthropology of performing arts.

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Jenny Evans
Flat 5, 25 Warwick Place; Leamington Spa (Warwickshire) CV32 5BS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1926-451 340
Email: Jevans@belgrade.co.uk

History & Projects: Jenny Evans is a Community Theatre practitioner who has been working freelance in Theatre Education for six years, building based education departments for Youth Theatres, Further Education Colleges, health authorities and social services, running theatre empowerment projects. She is also the Youth Theatre Director at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry.


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Tiffany Fairey - Photo Voice
31 Kay Road; London SW9 9DF; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7737 0330 / (0)7940-033 618
Email: info@photovoice.org
http:// www.photovoice.org

History & Projects: Photo Voice is a non-profit organisation based in the UK. Working alongside both international NGO's and local partners, they provide training in photography and documentary skills for groups around the world. Photo Voice helps these groups to raise awareness of their lives and generate income through their photography. Photo Voice works towards their empowerment through participatory projects and aim to raise awareness of their situations through promoting the work they produce in exhibitions, newsletters, mainstream media and on the Internet. Photo Voice 's ongoing projects include: Street Vision, a photography project with street children in Vietnam; The Rose Class, photography, art and writing project with Bhutanese refugee youth in Nepal; and Positive Negatives, a photography project with HIV-positive women in the Congo. New photography projects include work with refugee youth and homeless people in London, and a project with disabled youth in Bangladesh.

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Tessa Fitzjohn
18 Eldon Terrace; Bristol BS3 4NZ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)117-953 5403/(0)7900-188 753
Email: tessa@idealart.ndo.co.uk

History & Projects: Tessa Fitzjohn develops visual art projects with artists, whose work address the context of the environment and the community; from either a historical, sociological or political perspective. These projects have partners from national and international backgrounds. During year 2001 Tessa is working as a Ceramics Development Officer at Torridge District Council, as a Consultant for South West Arts and giving advice on development for artist led groups. She has experience providing community-based projects and skills training in countries in transition in a wide range of disciplines from visual art to printmaking and textiles. During year 2000 they focused on Bosnia and Serbia, conducting research on artists and organisations working in similar areas, with the aim of arranging exchanges and exhibitions.

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Natasha Freedman
Flat 1, 410 Brixton Road; London SW9 7AW; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7958-976 731/20-7274 9332
Email: natasha@arts4life.org

History & Projects: Natasha Freedman is a freelance project director, working with performing arts in education, health, and situations of social disadvantage. Recent projects have included creative work with 'disadvantaged' young people in Camden (for Rise Phoenix), exploring communication, imagination and expression through workshops with performance poets, musicians and the internet. She created an online forum for documenting projects for Rise Phoenix, through the development of their website. She has run workshops with actors and doctors on communication skills, and from 1995-2000 she was Director of Performing Arts at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, directing a programme of public performances and more intimate workshops in the hospital - involving world, jazz, and classical music to dance, puppetry, theatre, and opera. Through this work, she was involved in medical research to evaluate the effects of exposure to music and performing arts on health, in general, and in specific high anxiety patient groups. She has also worked with homelessness, coordinating a project for Streetwise Opera, staging a production of Britten's Canticles with professional performers and homeless individuals across London. She is currently education officer for Theatre de Complicite, London.


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Steve Garrett
Cultural Concerns, 35 Beauchamp Street, Riverside; Cardiff (Wales) CF11 6AX; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)29-2022 7982
Fax: +44 (0)29-2021 6318
Email: culturalconcerns@onetel.net.uk
http:// www.culturalconcerns.org.uk

History & Projects: Steve Garrett is the founder and manager of Cultural Concerns, a small community arts consultancy involved with a wide range of initiatives, especially projects linking participatory arts activities and community development in Wales, and international cultural exchanges between community arts organisations in Wales and world wide. Steve's work include all aspects of project design, development and management, including fundraising, financial planning, evaluation and development of partnerships with the voluntary and statutory sector. He also sits on the Arts Council, and used to work for Community Music Wales. Current projects include assembling an exhibit of Community Arts and Regeneration in Wales for the UK British Council, to be displayed in BC offices world wide from April 2001, and delivering a 'rock school' project in Tel Aviv in March, with Simon Dancey from Community Music Wales.

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The Elements, 11 Learmont Gardens; Edinburgh EH4 1HB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131-332 1418
Fax: +44 (0)131-332 1418
Email: hleegershuny@compuserve.com
http:// www.the-elements.org.uk

History & Projects: Lee Gershuny is Artistic Director of The Elements, a theatre organisation focusing on creative personal development, tackling long term individual and group conflict. Previous work include The Justice Project, based on African music and dance, creating justice on stage, work with survivors and users of mental health services, and survivors of substance abuse. During 2000-2001 The Justice Project has been run in collaboration with 3 high schools. Participants included local youth, and refugee/asylum seekers of different races, cultural backgrounds and ages. It presented its work at 3 national conferences: Rooting Out Racism (Edinburgh), I Didn't Come Here for Fun...(Glasgow); and at the Asylum Seekers Dispersal Conference (Birmingham).

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Helen Gould - Creative Exchange
18 Percy Road; London E11 1AJ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8532 8870
Email: hotline@creativexchange.org
http:// www.creativexchange.org

History & Projects: Creative Exchange is an international network and advocacy organisation for culture and development, launched in 1998. It works in partnership with organisations and practitioners active in sustainable development to share information, develop standards and improve understanding of culture and development. Partner organisations range from UN agencies to community organisations and individual practitioners. It provides information, networking, advice, contacts, research and advocacy via its Internet Electronic Forum and newsletter. Has developed research strands and networking coalitions on culture and creativity in conflict/humanitarian relief and child rights/child protection. It has been involved in collaborative project development: it co-developed People's Participatory Project for Human Rights and Democracy, an initiative with tribal communities run by a partner organisation in Bangladesh.

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Fiona Graham - Artesian
Artesian, c/o 88 Morningside Drive; Edinburgh (Scotland) EH10 5NT, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131-446 9836
Fax: +44 (0)131-446 9836

E-mail: visionary@artesian-arts.org
http:// www.artesian-arts.org

History and Projects: Artesian is a Scottish registered charity run for and by outsider, self-taught and visionary artists. Since its inception in 1999, Artesian has established a website where the works of over 100 artists have attracted more than 2,000 visitors; held five group exhibitions. It has published Black Tide 1, with ink drawings by human beings, and two issues of the Artesian magazine. Current projects include Out of the Ashes, an open art exhibition of responses to the destruction of the World Trade Centre and the posterior attack on Afghanistan.

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Richard Graham - Comic Relief
5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment; London SE1 7TP; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7820 5555
Fax: +44 (0)20-7820 5500
Email: r.graham@comicrelief.org.uk
http:// www.comicrelief.org.uk

History & Projects: Set up in 1985, Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and disadvantage and to promote social justice, by raising funds and awareness and allocating all the money given by the public to charitable projects across the UK and in Africa. Their biggest event so far is Red Nose Day. To date there have been seven Red Nose Days which have helped raise over £160 million. Because all the costs of running Red Nose Days are sponsored in cash or in kind, for every pound the public donate, a pound is distributed directly to projects.

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Rene Greig - An Crann/The Tree
10 Arthur Street; Belfast (Northern Ireland) BT1 4GD; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)28-9024 0209
Fax: +44 (0)28-9024 0219
Email: AnCrann1@compuserve.com

History & Projects: Founded in 1994, An Crann/The Tree is an art-based charitable organisation dedicated to providing a space in which people can tell and hear the splintered, complex, often contradictory stories of the Troubles. The core of An Crann's work is twofold: an ever expanding multimedia archive of personal stories about the conflict, and facilitated workshops which create a safe, secure environment for participants to recount their experiences and listen to those of others. In the past An Crann has worked with creative writing and community groups, mental health organisations, schools and individuals from all over Northern Ireland. An Crann also offers training workshops and artists' residencies designed to broaden the skills of artists/facilitators to help others articulate and express their experiences. An Crann also organises seminars and conducts research on conflict resolution, peace-building and reconciliation methodologies and practices. They have published the books Crossings and Bear 2 Mind, telling the stories of the last 30 years of confict; and three facilitator packs in storytelling, Art and Facilitation.

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Alfonso Gumucio Dagron
5Č Avenida 19-06, Zona 14; Ciudad de Guatemala; Guatemala
Tel: +502-367 4760
Fax: +502-367 4759
Email: agumucio@guate.net
http:// www.homestead.com/Gumucio/HomePage.html

History & Projects: Alfonso Gumucio Dagron is a development communication specialist, working as a writer, journalist, photographer and filmmaker. He has recently published his report for the Rockefeller Foundation: Making Waves: Stories of Participatory Communication for Social Change.


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Frances Harding
School for Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street; London N6 6PU; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7637 2388
Fax: +44 (0)20-7323 0174
Email: fh@soas.ac.uk

History & Projects: Dr Frances Harding is a theatre activist, writer and Theatre for Development practitioner and consultant with many years experience and a background in street theatre, arts in community and visual arts. She teaches the performance arts of Africa including TfD, drama, theatre, film, media and participatory strategies for development within the Department of African Languages and Cultures at SOAS. Dr Harding has undertaken projects in Africa in a consultancy partnership with Dr Steve Oga Abah at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria as well as in several other countries of Africa.

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Peter Harris - Wolf and Water Arts Company
Beaford Centre, Beaford, Winkleigh; Devon EX19 8LU; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1805-603 628
Fax: +44 (0)1805-603 202
Email: w+w@eclipse.co.uk
http:// www.wolf-and-water.freeserve.co.uk

History & Projects: Wolf and Water works with a wide variety of groups using arts techniques creatively and therapeutically to encourage personal development and interpersonal skills. It works in the criminal justice system, mental health services, with cancer and leukaemia patients, people with learning disabilities or challenging behaviour, social services, youth, education and conflict resolution. It has become well known as a specialist agency providing training and projects in arts and conflict resolution. It has worked extensively in northern Europe and has experience of working in the Balkans.

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Richard Hawley - Intrepid Theatre Company
39 Abinger Place; Lewes (East Sussex) BN7 2QA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1273-476 226
Fax: +44 (0)1273-476 226
Email: intrep@dircon.co.uk
http:// www.intrep.dircon.co.uk

History & Projects: Intrepid Theatre are one of the foremost theatre companies for young people exploring refugee and more recently parenting themes. They create participatory projects and workshops that have a dynamic physical style coupled with a strong design. Recent work includes: Chol's Story - a 45 date sell out tour of schools and also parenting themed pilots with primary and secondary schools. In 2002, Intrepid have a number of projects programmed including an extensive tour of a parenting themed workshops, a project linking Canadian schools with English schools, and a new theatre play for production titled, Freedom!

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Kim Heismann - Pop Sustainability
United States of America & Spain
Tel: +1 646-638 3122
Fax: +1 646-638 0781
Email: kim@popsustainability.org
http://www.thinkpop.org

History and Projects: Pop Sustainability, a non-profit organization based in New York City and Barcelona, is popularizing sustainability by catalyzing a global movement of, by and for young adults. Using cultural expressions such as film, recreation, music and fashion, Pop Sustainability produces marketing campaigns that promote individual actions for a socially just, ecologically sound, and economically viable society.

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Barry Hepton - North West Arts Board
Manchester House, 22 Bridge Street; Manchester M3 3AB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161-827 9218
Fax: +44 (0)161-834 6969
Email: BHepton@nwarts.co.uk
http:// www.nwarts.co.uk

History & Projects: North West Arts Board is the arts funding agency for North West England.

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Janet Hetherington - PLAY•TRAIN
31 Farm Road, Sparkbrook; Birmingham B11 1LS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121-766 8446
Fax: +44 (0)121-766 8889
Email: team@playtrn.demon.co.uk
http:// www.playtrn.demon.co.uk

History & Projects: PLAY•TRAIN was established in 1997 to improve opportunities for children to access their cultural rights, to campaign on action for play, promote children's participation in planning and policy-making on play and recreation, cultural life and the arts. It support projects that are working to implement these rights, enables networking and information-exchange and develops international partnerships. It has developed initiatives such as child consultancy teams to advise on the child-friendliness of arts venues. It publishes a quarterly newsletter. Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in children's cultural rights. The Article 31 Action Network is run by an Independent Steering Group and is co-ordinated by PLAY•TRAIN, an independent training and development agency specialising in creative play, equal opportunities, children's rights and participation.

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Charlotte Hollingshead
22 Rundell Tower, Landsdown Way; London SW8 1JB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7735 5658

History & Projects: Charlotte Hollingshead is a visual artist working mainly in London with people with learning disabilities. Previous experience includes working for an Action Space Arts Programme in Macedonia, at the National Special Institution. She is interested in taking part in other international art projects, especially those dealing with disabilities issues.

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Tony Humphries
7 Ulundi Road, Blackheath; London SE3 7UQ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8858 4261
Email: ahumphries@lineone.net

History & Projects: Tony Humphries is a supporter of Creative Exchange


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Adrian Jackson
Cardboard Citizens, 5 Tavistock Place; London WC1H 9SN; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7387 6688
Fax: +44 (0)20-7387 2069
Email: mail@cardboardcitizens.co.uk

History & Projects: Adrian Jackson is a theatre director and trainer, specialising in Theatre of the Oppressed. He has worked with a wide variety of communities, including homeless people, people with learning difficulties and young people in the UK and abroad. He has led training courses in Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius and Hong Kong, as well as in Europe. He is also the Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, a homeless people's theatre company based in London and touring nationally. The company's main output is interactive participatory work, especially Forum Theatre. Adrian translates the works of Augusto Boal, and has collaborated with him on a number of projects, including Legislative Theatre.

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Jackie Jackson
10 Widmore Drive; Hemel Hempstead (Hertsfordshire) HP2 5JJ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1442-250 181
Email: tony.jackson@pipemedia.co.uk

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Debra Kalmanowitz / Bobby Lloyd - Art Therapy Initiative (ATI)
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 -7490 7172 / 8533 7838
Fax: +44 (0)20 -7490 7172
Email: atinitiative@hotmail.com

History and Projects: The Art Therapy Initiative - ATI was established in 1994 as an independent London-based art therapy service working in the context of political conflict. In addition to clinical practice, it regularly develops and runs workshops, seminars, consultation and training. To date, ATI has worked in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Croaria, Slovenia and most recently, Kosovo), in South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal), and in the UK (London). Its primary aim is: to offer individual and group art therapy in the UK and abroad to children, adults and families who have been directly affected by political conflict; to offer consultation, training and support to carers and professionals who use art in their work with children and families in the context of political conflict; to undertake research into the former, where and when it would directly contribute to the work and enhance the understanding of the subject for art therapists and related professionals; and to exchange knowledge and insights gained, as well as enter into a discourse with a wider audience through publications, workshops, exhibitions and seminars. Debra Kalmanowitz gained her masters in expressive arts therapy from Lesley college, Boston, USA, and has worked as an arts therapist in Israel, Canada, the USA and the UK. Bobby Lloyd gained her diploma in art therapy from Goldsmiths College, London University, and has worked as an artist and art therapist firmly based in central London.

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Musi Katerere
5 Barbour Road, Cranborne Park; Harare ; Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 4 -99 399/11-726 596
Email: musiglorie@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Musi Katerere started working in community theatre in 1986 in Zimbabwe. She was a founder member of the first female community theatre group called JUST FOR WOMEN THEATRE GROUP, doing plays highlighting sexual harassment at work, gender related issues. She has worked since 1985 in project management for NGOs including: Save the Children USA, Lutheran World Federation, International Cooperation for development, Zimbabwe Association of Community Theatre, Austrian Service for Development Cooperation. Musi has acted in several plays as a member of Just For Women Theatre Group and as a freelance actress in two gender-related plays with Actors Theatre in Harare. She is a poet and short story writer published by Zimbabwe Women Writers Anthology. She completed an MA in Theatre for Development at King Alfred's College in 2001, and is interested in facilitating workshops in Theatre for Development in Zimbabwe and Mozambique focussing on street children, sex workers, HIV/AIDS and youth. Musi is a Board member of the Chimanimani Arts Festival Trust in Zimbabwe.


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Peter Kaufmann
Active Communication Training - ACT
68 Tran Hung Dao; Ha Noi; Vietnam
Tel: +844 94-24595
Email: wepk@netnam.vn / wepk@xyz.net

History and Projects: Peter Kaufmann has worked with development and social organizations in Alaska, Vietnam and Laos. He teaches creative process and interactive communication. The active communication training method uses improvised theatre, story, writing and group process for social exploration, self esteem and behavior change. Current projects are a youth interactive theatre troupe focusing on reproductive health, training peer educator sex workers, drug users and people living with AIDS. Past projects include community awareness in land mines and un-exploded ordinance, T4T, health and gender explorations, youth at risk, and organizational development. This method easily adapts to a wide range of issues and groups.


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Bernard Kervyn - Viet Nam Plus
19/30 Tran Binh Trong, P5 Binh Thanh, HCMC; Viet Nam
Tel: +84 8-894 0797
Fax: +84 8-894 0797
Email: bkervyn@hcm.vnn.vn

History & Projects: Viet Nam Plus is a small NGO, started up in France mainly by Vietnamese immigrants. It works in collaboration with other NGOs whenever possible. The goal of the organisation is community development in poor areas of rural Viet Nam, with a very low-key approach, priority is given to participation at every level. Activities include microfinance programmes, health education for women's groups and primary schools, agriculture development and promotion of sustainable energies such as biogas. Its main activity is training, and a theatre group was created with the perspective of having a more effective tool to spread messages. Theatre shows are attended by hundreds of people in rural villages, in less than 10 months 14,000 people attended performances. Actors are local villagers that have been previously trained. Viet Nam Plus is working towards achieving increased participation from villagers, and making the theatre group self-sufficient therefore not dependent on the organisation's funding.

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Ross Kidd
Private Bag 00399; Gaborone ; Botswana
Tel: +267-301 469
Fax: +267-374 230
Email: rosskidd@global.bw

History & Projects: Ross Kidd specialises in facilitating drama and discussion processes as part of community based management of water supply and other resources.

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Peter Kiwummulo - Uganda Association for Socio-Economic Progress
PO Box 14369, Mengo; Kampala ; Uganda
Tel: +256 41-345 366
Fax: +256 41-345 597
Email: usep@spacenetuganda.com

History & Projects: The Uganda Association for Socio-Economic Progress is an independent non-for-profit organisation whose mission is to aid the social and economical development of people in rural Uganda. Activities include awareness and leadership training, support services for sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation through loans and entrepreneurial skills training, and preventive health education with emphasis on nutrition, family planning, hygiene, sanitation, AIDS education and patient care. As part of their activities, Theatre for Development sessions had been run to mobilise communities to improve their life conditions.

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Prosper Kompaore - Atelier-Theatre Burkinabe
01 BP 2121; Ouagadougou 01; Burkina Faso
Tel: +226 340 309
Fax: +226 343 666
Email: proskom@fasonet.bf

History & Projects: Atelier-Theatre Burkinabe is involved in many awareness campaigns covering different subjects such as human rights, child labour, nutritional education, environment. It is currently developing Theatre d'Interpellation Citoyenne: a new approach to forum theatre dealing with democracy, corruption, education, and other current issues.


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Roger Lancaster
Park Mills, Scott Hill, Clayton West; Huddersfield HD8 9PE; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1484-863 873
Email: rogerlancaster@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Roger Lancaster is a supporter of Creative Exchange

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Simon Larkin - Tear Fund UK
100 Church Road, Teddington; Middlesex TW11 8QE; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8943 7708
Fax: +44 (0)20-8943 3594
Email: simon.larkin@tearfund.org

History & Projects: Simon Larkin is Team Leader of Programme Development for Tearfund, an organisation working with partner groups in over 90 countries in Christian relief and development. Simon has a background in education, community development and programme evaluation, with ten years experience of development and relief in Africa and Asia.

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Marian Liebmann
52 St Albans Road; Bristol BS6 7SH; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)117-942 3712
Fax: +44 (0)117-942 3712
Email: MLiebmann@compuserve.com

History & Projects: Marian Liebmann is a freelance consultant and trainer in mediation, restorative justice, conflict resolution and cross-cultural mediation. She worked for 7 years for Mediation UK (the national umbrella organisation for mediation) as Director and Projects Adviser, and has experience of training in victims/offender, community and school mediation. She has used art therapy in work with offenders and mental health clients, and to look at conflict issues. The services she offers include consultancy, training and art workshops tailored to the needs of participants. She has run Art & Conflict workshops in the UK, France, Denmark, Spain and Israel. Recent work includes victim/offender mediation and conferencing training in Uganda and Russia; a research project in restorative justice in custodial settings; consultancy for Sussex Centre for Restorative Justice, and cross-cultural mediation training for National Family Mediation.

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Theresa Limpin - ARRC - Asian Regional Resource Centre for Human Rights Education
CPD Court, Room 210, 86/12 Rachadapisek Road, Ladyao; Bangkok 10900; Thailand
Tel: +66-512 5685/930 6353
Fax: +66-512 5685
Email: arrc@ksc.th.com
http:// www.arrc-hre.com

History & Projects: The Asian Regional Resource Centre for Human Rights Education (ARRC) works for the institutionalisation of Human Rights Education in the Asian Pacific region, through popular education, participatory training, creative pedagogy, and developing relevant educational materials and modules.


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Peter Llewellyn/Ed Mayo /Vincent Rich - The Merry Trust
59 Queen's Road; Twickenham (Middlesex) TW1 4EZ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8744 9953
Fax: +44 (0)20-8892 0391
Email: peter_llewellyn@hotmail.com

History and Projects: The Merry Trust is a new charity but with a long history as an organisation in helping the young people of Mozambique. They are currently engaged in planning the acquisition of a suitable property in Pemba, a coastal town in northern Mozambique. Working with the local administration, schools and local groups, and drawing on the expertise of NGOs in the region, they hope to establish or support dance and theatre workshops, music rehearsal and recording facilities, and arts and crafts studios. The coastal region around Pemba is designated by the government as a target for touristic development. It is hoped that in time, the cultural output of the centre would be able to find a sufficient market to sustain its independent existence.

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Sue Lowe
Odyn Copr, Padarn Park, Llanberis; Gwynedd LL55 4TY; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1286-871 366
Fax: +44 (0)1286-871 366
Email: sue@odyncopr.demon.co.uk

History & Projects: Sue Lowe is a craft manufacturer and adviser specialised in enamel work, jewellery making, screen printing and wood crafts, with training in business management. She spends 6 months a year earning an income and the remainder as an adviser to Third World countries, helping to develop skills and potentials in many craft disciplines to enable people to become self-sufficient. She has worked in African, Central America, and East and Central Asia. Past projects include managerial training, marketing and production development for Golden Spiderweb, a Zimbabwe crafts company; and working with Rural Crafts in Johannesburg advising the women in workshops in Soweto and other townships in soft toy, needlework and jewellery making. She also set up a vocational training workshop for the Village Education Project at Marangu, Tanzania, and taught the teachers batik, screen printing and paper making, while also designing a syllabus and setting up a retail outlet for them. In year 2000 she worked in Kerala, India, training a group of girls from the Banyan Tree Project in needlework, embroidery, patchwork and silk painting.

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Tania Manners
On Track, 2 Ashdene Close, Wimborne; Dorset BH21 1TQ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1202-840 167
Fax: +44 (0)1202-889 885
Email: tmanners@nildram.co.uk
http:// www.ontrack.nildram.co.uk

History & Projects: Tania Manners is involved in developing research and resources in radio programming for peace and reconciliation, including a training manual for radio in community development and peace and reconciliation. Tania has recently returned from Davao, Southern Philippines, where she facilitated in a world-first Peace and Reconciliation Radio Programming Pilot Training Project that took place over a period of five weeks. Tania and colleague Hennie will be promoting On Track's work with a series of visits to California, Holland and South Africa. Tania presented papers at two radio conferences in September 2001: Radiodyssey (Brighton - UK), and Radiocracy (Durban - South Africa)

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Hugh Manning
29 Parliament Hill, Hampstead; London NW3 2TA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7435 7468

History & Projects: Hugh Manning is a former president of British Actors Equity. He will be retiring in 2001 from his position as Hon. Chairman of Equity's International Committee for Artist's Freedom (I.C.A.F.), but will remain a member of the Comittee. During year 2000 the I.C.A.F. has established a registered charity, the International Performers Aid Trust (IPAT), with an independent body of Trustees chaired by Hugh during its first year of existence.

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Sarah Markes
The Story Workshop, Private Bag 266; Blantyre ; Malawi
Tel: +265-622 426
Fax: +265-620 263
Email: smdesign@malawi.net
http:// www.storyworkshop.org

History & Projects: Sarah Markes is working with The Story Workshop in Malawi, a local educational media NGO. The team comprises writers, illustrators, graphic designers, performing artists, musicians and scholars who are working together for social change. She co-ordinates the visual art activities and trains the graphic designers and illustrators. Her recent work includes a house painting contest as part of a soil and water conservation project; a juvenile justice campaign working with youth in prisons throughout Malawi and with street kids in Blantyre; and a comic book addressing HIV/AIDS and orphans issues. Sarah 's previous work in Malawi has included working for a development consultancy, developing visual aids and training materials for semi-literates and illiterates and establishing resource centres. In the UK, she has worked for several NGOs doing various graphic design, illustration and research work, whilst doing freelance illustration for a variety of publishers and exhibiting her painting in London.

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Francois Matarasso
Comedia, 89 Julian Road; West Bridgford (Nottingham) NG2 5AL; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)155-982 6330
Fax: +44 (0)155-982 6330
Email: f.matarasso@btinternet.com

History & Projects: Francois Matarasso is principal researcher and consultant with the UK-based cultural agency, Comedia. He led the Comedia programme on the social impact of the arts and contributed to the UK Department of Media and Sport Policy Action Team on the arts and sport in social exclusion. He is also the author of several studies on the arts and libraries in social development and community change, including Use for Ornament - the social impact of participation in the arts. He contributes to cultural policy development and co-ordinated the development of information materials on Culture and Development for the World Bank and others.


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Julie McCarthy - ARTPAD Project
Centre for Applied Theatre Research, Department of Drama, University of Manchester, Oxford Road; Manchester M13 9PL; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161-275 3784
Fax: +44 (0)161-275 3349
Email: julie.mccarthy@man.ac.uk

History & Projects: The ARTPAD Project is an initiative of The Centre for Applied Theatre Research, University of Manchester. The project was set up to research into theatre and participatory development practice. ARTPAD is developing a training / information resource in theatre based participatory development techniques. Aimed at NGO workers with some or no experience of drama techniques, the resource will focus on issues of gender and social inclusion, new ways of participation and access to information and decision making. The Centre for Applied Theatre Research is working with more than 100 organisations in Brazil and Peru in the developing of a manual, video and training package to be piloted and launched in Brazil, Peru and Great Britain. Contact details in UK: 7 Auburn Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16

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Rose McCausland - Anti-Slavery International
10a Kemerton Road; London SE5 9AP, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7274 2932/7501 8936
Fax: +44 (0)20-7738 4110
Email: r.mccausland@antislavery.org
http:// www.antislavery.org

History & Projects: Rose McCausland trained as a secondary teacher, and now works as Education Officer at Anti-Slavery International. She has a background in TV and video production and past experience includes co-ordination of a participatory video project with young people in London, on child labour and children's rights. She also runs workshops and training programmes on human rights education. Rose is currently producing a video on trafficking, looking at case studies in Ghana, Poland and the UK, with the aim of increase understanding and awareness of the issue. She is also producing a photo exhibition on modern forms of slavery in Benin, West Africa; and developing an interactive activity for Anti-Slavery's website - looking at trafficking, aiming at involving the individual in the experience of trafficking to increase empathy and understanding.

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Jo McKenzie
Population Concern, Studio 325, Highgate Studios, 57-79 Highgate Road; London NW5 1TL; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7241 8515
Fax: +44 (0)7267 7689
Email: jom@populationconcern.org.uk
http:// www.populationconcern.org.uk

History and Projects: Jo McKenzie first got involved with Creative Exchange while at Health Unlimited, where she worked on its development communications programme, the Well Women Media Project. This sparked an interest in the use of various media - in particular radio, video and drama - as vehicles for disseminating health information in developing countries. Jo has recently moved to Population Concern, where her remit is to support and develop projects in East and Southern Africa.

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Julia McNaught/Geraldine Ling - Estrela
c/o Oiginal Zing, Swinburne House, Swinburn Street; Gateshead NE8 1AX; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)191-490 1798/221 0205
Fax: +44 (0)191-490 1798
Email: estrela@atarde.com.br

History & Projects: Estrela aims to develop people to people links between Brazil and Britain to broaden understanding and achieve social inclusion, primarily through community arts, co-operation and exchange. Founded in 1997, Estrela works particularly through drama, circus, Theatre of the Oppressed and Capoeira. Past projects include: educational Capoeira and community performance initiatives in UK; developing Projeto Ativacao, a youth and community theatre collective in Salvador, Bahia; and a project on alternative tourism, links and exchanges between educators and community artists in Brazil and the UK. Estrela is currently developing proposals for an international development awareness programme with partner groups in Salvador, Brazil; links and exchanges between excluded groups with similar objectives (UK / Brazil); and a showcase of Brazilian art/education resources, networks, workshops and events in North East England.

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Christine Michael
54 Kingswood Road; West Bridgford (Nottingham) NG2 7HS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)115-981 9397/07973-296 444
Fax: +44 (0)115-914 2763
Email: christinemichael@yahoo.com / christine.michael@ntlworld.com
http:// homepage.ntlworld.com/christine.michael

History & Projects: Christine Michael is a poet, performer and singer working with poetry, stories, visual art, movement and music, with experience of running festivals to bring different sectors of the community together to celebrate music, drama, literature and visual arts. She also runs training and workshops mainly with children, but also with women's groups and other groups of adults, in creative expression for confidence building and consciousness-raising on social issues.

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Clodagh Miskelly
Springdown House, Springhill, Kingsdown; Bristol BS2 8HX; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)117-924 0944
Fax: +44 (0)117-924 0944
Email: clodagh@maintenant.freeserve.co.uk

History & Projects: Clodagh Miskelly has facilitated projects in Bristol and the South West mainly with families and community groups using digital media for self-representation. She also launched a new project exploring the use of digital media/hypermedia as a means for self-expression and conflict management.

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Simon Mundy
Lower Gwaithla, Gladestry, Kington; Powys HR5 3NT; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1544-370 273
Fax: +44 (0)1544-370 273
Email: sajh.mundy@virgin.net

History & Projects: Simon Mundy is a writer and cultural affairs adviser.

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Mary Myers
39 St. Charles Square; London W10 6EN; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7912 0619
Fax: +44 (0)20-7960 5984
Email: marymyers@zoo.co.uk

History & Projects: Mary Myers is a development communications consultant, working on training, education and research in radio for development. She has worked in the Balkans and Africa as a consultant. Her special areas of expertise include gender, drought and Francophone Africa.

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Kate Newman - ActionAid
Hamlyn House, MacDonald Road; London N19 5PG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7561 7561
Fax: +44 (0)20-7263 7599
Email: knewman@actionaid.org.uk
http:// www.actionaid.org.uk

History & Projects: ActionAid is a charity working with children, families and communities to improve the quality of life in some of the poorest parts of the world. It takes a rights based approach, focusing on people-centred advocacy and coalition building. ActionAid supports the work of Reflect, an innovative approach to adult learning and social transformation that is now used by over 250 organisations in 50 countries. It was originally developed by ActionAid through pilot projects (1993-1995) drawing on the theories of Paulo Freire and using PRA techniques. The International Education Unit at ActionAid supports the work of Reflect by facilitating exchange of learning and new developments.

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Nomhle Nkonyeni
Carmen's House, Carmen's Lane, Compton; Winchester SO21 2AR; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1962-714 485
Email: nomhlen@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Nomhle Nkonyeni is a veteran stage actress from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Trained by the renowned playwright and stage director Athol Fugard, Nomhle has featured in numerous plays during the thirty-seven years of her acting life. Apart from acting, she has directed plays written by various writers. Nomhle is a major part of the history of theatre in South Africa, and has also worked in film and television. She has worked for the Space Theatre as an actor, stage manager and director; for UCA in Cape Town in television (1981-1985) where she was a researcher, scriptwriter and presenter; for SABC as a dubbing producer and for PACT as an actor and director. In order to share her accumulated knowledge and experience, she has taught at the Nyanga Arts Center from 1978 to 1984. Nomhle is a living resource on the development of black theatre in South Africa. In 2001 she will be graduating with an MA in Theatre for Development - King Alfreds College (UK), and would like to enhance her ability to mentor young people using TfD as a crucial tool both in theatre development and in community development in South Africa.

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Julie Norburn - Art 4 Space
24 The Quadrangle, Herne Hill; London SE24 9QR; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7737 5752
http:// www.art4space.co.uk

History & Projects: Art 4 Space is a community art project aimed at developing creative expression using recycled materials to make mosaics and sculptures. Art4Space are a group of three artists working with local communities in and around London. The workshops predominantly use mosaic, a medium that can be grasped by anyone, regardless of age or experience. Most of the materials used are found in the countless abundant skips of London. Local people are encouraged to donate crockery and tiles to a project in their area. Art 4 Space have developed techniques for involving local communities from the outset of any given project, in the belief that the sense of ownership that this creates brings more meaning to the people's whose urban environment they are looking to enhance, promoting positive change at an individual and collective level.


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Joshua Nyapimbi/Zek Hoeben - Grassroots
97A Lobengula Street, 8th Avenue Extension, P.O.Box 3036; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 09-70781/ +44 (0)20-7688 0748
Email: gpap@mweb.co.zw / gpap_uk@hotmail.com

History and Projects: Grassroots is a performing arts company from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, It was established in 1990 and specialises in Theatre for Development, using dance, drama and music as a process towards empowering and informing urban and rural communities in Zimbabwe. Grassroots is also involved in a number of international cross cultural exchange programmes and visits the UK once a year, putting on performances and hosting various workshops with a variety of different organisations and educational establishments. Grassroots can offer a number of flexible workshops, including primary and secondary school workshops where students can learn about the culture of Zimbabwe; and TfD workshops using their work in Zimbabwe as case studies. Contact in UK: Zek Hoeben. 45 Cross Street, London N1 2BB



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Jamie Oakes
26 Rotherwick Road; London NW11 7DA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8458 2373
Fax: +44 (0)20-8458 2373
Email: markharvey@avnet.co.uk

History & Projects: Jamie Oakes promoted and enabled exchange of South East Asian artists with UK and works with refugee and migrant communities in London. She is also a member of the London Arts Board working group on Arts and Refugees.


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Ranjan Panda - MASS - Manav Adhikar Seva Samitee
MASS, Dhanupali; Sambalpur (Orissa) 768 100; India
Tel: +91 663-520 962/404 974
Fax: +91 663-404 000 (Attn. MASS)
Email: manav1@sancharnet.in / ranjanpanda@yahoo.com

History & Projects: MASS was started in 1988 by a group of Sociology and Anthropology students from the Sambalpur University, with the remit to work for the sustainable development of underprivileged people in the Orissa region, through proper and sustainable management and development of local natural resources. In the process of facilitating initiatives towards these aims, MASS has made use of by various cultural tools, to motivate and organise people to respond to their problems. Its work focuses on environmental and ecology issues, looking to revive sustainable traditional practices and heritage of indigenous communities. Recent projects include research on educational messages in folk songs and lores of West Orissa, compiled in an Environmental Education Book and Audio Cassette for children; and a video documentary based on research about local cultural festivals and rituals addressing nature conservation issues.

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Emily Pearson
67 Riley Road; Brighton BN2 4AG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1273-601 553
Fax: +44 (0)1273-601 553
Email: empearson28@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Emily Pearson has worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, with children's project Streetwise, running drama workshops for street children. She also worked in NE Kenya and Somalia managing community workshops using role-play, storytelling and visual materials; as well as establishing a Somali theatre group to work in development communications with rural communities for British NGO, Emergency Pastoralist Assistance Group. During 2001 Emily is working as a Community Development Worker on an Urban Design Project in East Brighton for New Deal for Communities.

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Veronica Perez Calvo
8 Addison Road; Brighton BN3 1TN; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7773-741 982
Email: verito_star@hotmail.com

History and Projects: Veronica Perez has a background as a Social Educator, specialised in Community Development related to art and cultural activities. She is currently working as play worker in a family centre which works with children with problematic social behaviour, through an after-school club. She is interested in expanding her experience further in the field of art and drama therapy and play therapy.

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Jane Plastow
Eritrea Community Based Theatre Project, Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds; Leeds LS2 9T; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)113-257 9573
Fax: +44 (0)113-233 4772
Email: plastow@english.novell.leeds.ac.uk

History & Projects: Jane Plastow is a Theatre for Development specialist, trainer and academic with extensive experience of working in Africa. She primarily works in Eritrea and Ethiopia developing performance skills with marginalised people as a tool of empowerment. Works with several British NGOs as a consultant and assessor, and has organised several key events in the UK promoting NGO awareness of Theatre for Development.


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George Pulikuthiyil - Jananeethi
T.B. Road, Mission Quarters, Thrissur; Kerala 680 001; India
Tel: +91 487-427 338/444 473/444/474
Fax: +91 487-335 029
Email: gpneethi@sancharnet.in
http:// www.jananeethi.org

History & Projects: Jananeethi is the People's Initiative for Human Rights, committed to the protection of human rights and promotion of human rights education. It specialises in Public Interest Litigation (Common Cause) and in women's empowerment programmes. It provides free legal aid to economically weak and vulnerable sections of society. Women, children, the physically disabled, tribes, disadvantaged communities and unorganised labour are attended on a priority basis. Jananeethi uses creative methodologies in promoting human rights education in some of its programmes.

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Nick Putz
7 Linley Road; London N17 6RP; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8808 7903
Email: nick@putz.demon.co.uk

History & Projects: Nick Putz performs and teaches circus arts, theatre and clowning. He has worked with a number of agencies providing humanitarian relief including Medicins du Monde, The Serious Road Trip and Children's Aid Direct. Nick has worked in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Ingushetia. He is currently working towards projects in Albania & Kosovo for Summer 2001 and the Caucasus for Summer 2002.


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Jill Rakusen
Giving Voice for Sound Health, 2 St. Mary's Square, Honley; Holmfirth HD9 6BA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1484-665 642
Fax: +44 (0)1484-665 642
Email: jill@sohealth.demon.co.uk

History and Projects: Jill Rakusen has been promoting health in its widest sense - both within and outside the NHS - for over two decades. Giving Voice is a fusion of her inspirational talents and expertise around both music and health, prompted by her experience of the challenges of illness and disability. Her unique combination of skills enables her to offer inspiring training and supervision to managers and practitioners, including artists. She offers in-house training as well as short courses and residentials. Two of her songs are currently being distributed world-wide as a peace-promoting tool. Giving Voice is a unique means developed by Jill through which anyone can use music to participate ACTIVELY in their healing process or to promote their own health and confidence on every level. Publications carrying articles about GV include Community Health UK (Jan. 2001) and Positive Health (Feb. 2001) - the latter including case histories. Jill has been invited to give presentations to numerous organisations, including the national conferences of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Giving Voice is part of Sound HEALTH Consultancy, Jill's Yorkshire-based consutlancy, which offers training and supervision in a sound and truly holistic approach to health (care).


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Mark Ralph-Bowman
11 West End, Merton, Bicester; Oxon OX25 2NG; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1865-331 542
Fax: +44 (0)1865-331 542
Email: markralphbowman@aol.com

History & Projects: Mark Ralph-Bowman is a consultant and trainer with many years of experience in industrial relations and Performing Arts Education in England, Italy, Nigeria, Sweden and Uganda. He specialises in collaboration skills and conflict resolution through negotiation. In 1997 he completed a consultancy for the British Council identifying the priorities for their Arts strategy for the forthcoming years. Together with Jo Noble, he runs Taking Part, a training and consultancy service operating across a broad range of organisations including business, charities and educational institutions. Taking Part uses drama and participatory learning techniques to help clients maximise their potential through creativity.

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Sultan Muhammad Razzak - FCHD - Forum for Culture and Human Development
823/A Khilgaon; Dhaka 1219; Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2-721 6270
Fax: +880 2-721 5005
Email: anupam@bdmail.net

History & Projects: The Forum for Culture and Human Development is an international network of 180 community based theatres, cultural organisations, civil societies and local small-sized NGOs, plus a substantial number of individual grassroots practitioners from Bangladesh. At present the FCHD has regular contact with more than 20,000 organisations and individuals through its electronic newsletters. The Forum was established in 1994 with the mission of initiate and strengthen people's culture through participatory movements for social and human development using traditional and modern cultural media. Its objectives include creating public awareness of human rights through theatre and cultural activities, propitiating networking among cultural and social development organisations and activists. Activities range from information dissemination and networking to documentation and publishing, and offering technical support to member organisations. It also offers training and networking opportunities for local Community Theatres. The Forum aims to promote the use of culture as an alternative channel for education on gender, human rights, agriculture, health and other issues related to community and social development.

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Gisela Renolds
9 Portland Street; Lancaster LA1 1SZ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1524-136 201
Email: gisela@gisela.bbfree.co.uk

History & Projects: Gisela Renolds is a writer and multimedia artist who has worked with adults with mental health and learning difficulties to empower and give voice to their concerns. She has written plays in development education and is developing theatre to support Local Agenda 21 in Lancashire. In addition to touring Fortress Europe, an interactive multimedia experience of asylum-seeking, Gisela is also actively facilitating school links between Lancashire schools and schools in the South. As part of her work for Global Link Development Education Centre, she recently visited Thailand on a British Council Youth Millennium Award to visit Karen refugee camps, where she facilitated links with Lancashire schools. In collaboration with artist Chris Robinson she produced a video about Karen life in Thai refugee camps.


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Jane Riddiford - Rise Phoenix
Block C, Imperial Works, Perren Street; London NW5 3ED; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7482 2679
Fax: +44 (0)20-7482 1516
Email: info@risephoenix.org
http:// www.risephoenix.org

History & Projects: Rise Phoenix enables professional artists and performers to work creatively with children and young people in London and abroad, through a variety of arts projects. Rise Phoenix is non-political, working with children of all nationalities, religions and cultures, but particularly with those who have been disadvantaged through conflict, war or other hostile circumstances. All Rise Phoenix's work is based on Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that every child has a right to leisure, play and participation in culture and artistic activities. Work abroard includes: Several tours to former Yugoslavia and Yugoslav republics since 1993, providing support and arts activities to children inrefugee camps and communities affected by conflict, commmunity arts development work in India, 2001.

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Liz Rigbey
PO Box 1525; Salisbury (Wiltshire) SP5 1YQ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1264-810 329
Fax: +44 (0)1264-811 025

History & Projects: Liz Rigbey is a consultant in radio drama and soap opera, and former producer of BBC Radio drama, The Archers. She managed a large-scale soap opera project for reconstruction and development in Russia, and advised on the development of Afghan and Kenyan projects. She also has training experience as a writer.

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Clive Robertson/Jackie Shaw /Natalie Pallier - Real Time Video
The Media Centre, 21 South Street Arts Centre; Reading (Berkshire) RG1 4QU; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)118-901 5205
Fax: +44 (0)118-901 5206
Email: info@real-time.org.uk
http:// www.real-time.org.uk

History & Projects: Real Time Video is a participatory training organisation, based in Reading since 1994, with a mission to develop aspirations and self-determination through active communication and creative expression using video and new media in social inclusion. It trains practitioners in participatory video and works with a wide range of community groups and issues. Past projects include participatory video training in Palestine and Nepal and training and group work with people with learning disabilities locally and nationally. The Directors have written Participatory Video: a practical approach to using video creatively in group development work.


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Rajiv Saxena
18/542 Indira Nagar; Lucknow 226016; India
Tel: +91 522 -359 451
Email: r_s_saxena@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Rajiv Saxena works with a government organisation called Uttar Pradesh Bhumi Sudhar Nigam (UPBSN}, India. UPBSN is engaged in wasteland reclamation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India through participation of farmer families and involvement of NGOs. Recently UPBSN had implemented a World Bank assisted U.P.SODIC Lands Reclamation Project and an EU assisted U.P Alkaline Land Reclamation Project. UPBSN is currently implementing U.P Sodic Lands Reclamation Project Phase 2 involving 350,000 farmer families. Rajiv works as Training Specialist with the responsibility of organising capacity building interventions for the families, Government and NGO staff. They have been using innovative new methodologies to facilitate the target groups to implement and sustain the project efficiently and effectively. Self-discovery tools, attitudinal change sessions and restoration of human values have been very effectively used for enhancing the output and impact of various capacity building interventions in all sort of situations involving government and NGO functionaries, as well as participating families.


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Teri Sayers/Adriana Brito - Gemini Action International
P.O.Box 27778; London E5 0GZ; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8533 4002
Fax: +44 (0)20-8985 4424
Email: geminiactionuk@hotmail.com / carmela_abate@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Gemini Action International works with its partner organisation, The Ethiopian Gemini Trust which assists very needy families with twins in Addis Ababa. An offshoot of its work over the past five years has been its youth programme which empowers street children in Ethiopia through several forms of creative arts (dance, drama, video and art training), to become their own advocates. The culmination of this work has produced the dance group, Adugna, whilst the video team Gem TV, is training EthiopiaŠs future filmmakers. This innovative work is now branching out to provide specialist services in dance and drama including a cutting edge project working with the Ethiopian police force. It is also reaching other young people and marginsalised groups including senior citizens and physically disabled. Ethiopian Gemini Trust: Dr Carmela Green Abate, P.O Box 3547, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (carmela_abate@hotmail.com)

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Shahrukh Husain Shackle
29 Winchester Avenue; London NW6 7TT; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7624 6324
Email: shahusain@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Shahrukh Husain Shackle is a fiction and non-fiction writer with a background in therapy and rehabilitation.

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Iain Shaw- West Midlands Arts
82 Granville Street; Birmingham B1 2LH; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121-631 3121
Fax: +44 (0)121-643 7239
Email: info@west-midlands-arts.co.uk / Iain.Shaw@west-midlands-arts.co.uk
http:// www.west-midlands.arts.org.uk

History & Projects: West Midlands Arts is the regional arts Board for Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford, Wrekin and the metropolitan districts of the West Midlands. West Midlands Arts promotes and support arts development by working with individuals and groups involved in arts and cultural activities, and working in partnership with local authorities, the business sector and local, regional, national and international agencies.

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Harry Shier
Centro de Servicios Educativos en Salud y Medio Ambiente (CESESMA), Apdo. Postal #316; Matagalpa ; Nicaragua
Tel: +505 -(0)612 5842 / 612 2553 (home)
Email: cesesma@ibw.com.ni

History & Projects:
Harry Shier is a trainer, consultant and facilitator specialising in children's rights, play, culture and creativity. He was Co-ordinator of the Article 31 Children's Consultancy Scheme, a national initiative run by UK NGO PLAYTRAIN, seeking to implement Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. He was also the UK National Representative and Branch Chair for the International Association for the Child's Right to Play. He is currently working for CESESMA (Centre for Educational Services in Health and Environment) in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, as Evaluation and Strategic Planning Consultant.

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Ann Shrosbree/Bill Hamblett - Small World Theatre
Fern Villa, Llandygwydd, Cardigan; Cymru (Wales) SA43 2QX; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1239-682 785
Fax: +44 (0)1239-682 785
Email: smallworld@enterprise.net
http:// www.smallworld.org.uk

History & Projects: Small World Theatre uses the arts in development projects, transferring skills in theatre, visual and digital media, and increasing people's capacity for advocacy and participation in the development of their own community. The company works with many styles of performance including masks, participatory drama, puppetry, giants, street theatre and storytelling. It has experience of working with communities in Sudan, India, Kenya, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Wales, Ireland and England. Company members have run training courses for the British Council in Nepal, Zambia and the UK. Small World Theatre has taught the use of theatre in development projects for several UK Universities. SWT has been engaged in an intergenerational exploration in Ely, Cardiff in partnership with Cardiff County Council Lifelong Learning Department. The methodology developed in this project is documented in a recently launched web site (http://www.genx.org.uk). The company is currently working in partnership with the Welsh Refugee Council and Global Connections to prepare communities in Wales to receive refugees. It has also recently been funded to implement an Arts and Social Inclusion programme in Pembrokeshire.

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Catherine Shrubshall/Penelope Tobin - Barrier Breakers
74A Woodland Gardens; London N10 3UB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8292 0991
Fax: +44 (0)20-8372 3574
Email: barrierbreakers@ukonline.co.uk
http:// www.barrierbreakers.co.uk

History & Projects: Barrier Breakers promotes dynamic, innovative and accessible contemporary music through performance, composition and educational projects. A resource for inspiring human development and change, it also runs courses in creative process for business.

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Nikki Simpson
16 Nicolson Close; Innsworth GL3 1DN; United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1452-859 241
Email: phibelle@yahoo.com

History & Projects: Nikki Simpson works in collaboration with charities, organisations and schools to promote and develop international creative links. She has worked on creative link projects set up between Vietnam and the UK and is currently working on developing an exhibition of photographs from the project.

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Peter Sinclair
Frontline States Ltd., 41 High Street; Barkway (Hertsfordshire) SG8 8EA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1763-849 067
Fax: +44 (0)1763-849 067
Email: sinclair@frontline.u-net.com

History & Projects: Frontline States Ltd was formed when Peter Sinclair organised a festival of Southern African culture in the UK/Ireland in 1990. Now he devises and implements cultural strategies for training and enterprise support in urban areas receiving regeneration funds from local, national and European agencies. Also: Haringey Arts Council (arts voluntary sector), The Chocolate Factory, Clarendon Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XJ


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Isa Suarez
4 Ribbon Dance Mews; London SE5 8JT; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7701 0539
Fax: +44 (0)20-7701 0539
Email: isa.suarez@ntlworld.com

History & Projects: Isa Suarez is a French composer, songwriter, performer and music technology workshop leader based in London. Since 1987 she has been composing for multimedia productions using dance, film, theatre, CDroms and installations; as well as for her own musical group Fin De Siecle. As an artist she is committed to share her musical experience by giving people of all ages and backgrounds access to music technology as a mean for creative empowerment. Following the Kosovo conflict in 1999, she worked at Demir Kapija, the main Macedonian Institution for abandoned people, adults and children with learning difficulties. She set up a music programme for the residents, in collaboration with local staff. Since 1995 she has been running a series of music technology projects for ethnic groups, young people living in deprived areas of London (Pedro Youth Club/Hackney, Charterhouse Young People's Centre/ Southwark), ex-homeless young adults (The City Literary Institute, Holborn, London) and for adults with learning difficulties (Action Space, The Siren Project). She is now preparing to go to Brasil to work on a project with a Brazilian dance company, about the changes occurring for the people living within the Amazonian region of Manaus.


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Valerie Synmoie - London Arts
2 Pear Tree Court; London EC1 0DS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7608 6119
Email: valerie.synmoie@lonab.co.uk
http:// www.arts.org/londonarts

History & Projects: London Arts is the arts funding agency for London, covering the 32 Boroughs and the Corporation of the City of London. London Arts mission, both on its own and in partnership with others, is to support artistic quality and innovation throughout London, and to create a climate in which the arts can thrive and make a significant contribution to the life of the capital. It supports a range of projects in the field of social inclusion, aiming to reach new audiences who had little or no previous access to arts facilities or activities, and to intensify the work of art organisations in deprived areas and with marginalised groups such as refugee communities, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities.

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Natalia Tapies
c/o Puccini, 524 East, 13th Street, Apt. D1; New York NY 10009; United States of America
Tel: +1 212-674 7408
Email: nt127@columbia.edu/ Nataliat@theirc.org

History & Projects: Natalia Tapies has a background in visual arts, international cultural relations, arts management and co-operation for development. She currently works as programme co-ordinator for FilmAid international, a project of the International Rescue Committee in association with UNHCR, that uses video and film in refugee camps for educational and entertainment purposes. In the past she has done some work for the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York, and for the NY Immigrant's Theatre Project. She has recently finished a research project on the challenges in the practice of culture and development.

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John Tatlow
246 Haslucks Green Road, Shirley; Solihull B90 2LR; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121-605 0672 / (0)7752-693 850
Email: redbarde@hotmail.com

History & Projects: John Tatlow graduated in 2001 from the MA in Theatre for Development at King Alfred's College, Winchester. He has established TALKPIECE Media Group in Birmingham, a project run by refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic host minorities. The stories and issues of these people are to be shown in their own video cinema, broadcast on Internet radio, printed in a newsletter, and distributed to NGO's for their own in-house PR. The Media Group offers voluntary work for professional journalists, photographers, broadcasting media workers with a refugee background. Volunteers are invited to work alongside refugees to gain vocational skills. The Media Group is becoming operational in August 2001, and its services will advertise refugee skills to local employers.

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Anita Tiessen - UNICEF
Africa House, 64-78 Kingsway; London WC2B 6NB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7405 5592
Fax: +44 (0)20-7405 2332
Email: anitat@unicef.org.uk
http:// www.unicef.org.uk

History & Projects: Year 2000 saw the launch of UNICEF UK's campaign on children Growing Up Alone, focusing on children affected by poverty, HIV/AIDS and conflict. As part of this campaign, it has been working with other organisations to raise awareness in particular of the HIV/AIDS emergency. In 2001, UNICEF UK will be focusing on conflict issues. It has also been working with partner organisations as part of the Global Movement for Children, aimed at creating a popular force for the achievement of children's rights. Within the UK, UNICEF continues to advance awareness of children's rights through their development education work in schools, starting with a special programme to provide training, support and materials for promoting children's rights as part of the citizenship curriculum. Similarly, work to help hospitals achieve baby friendly status has continued, with more institutions accredited and professionals attending training courses. In the fundraising arena, it has continued to increase the amounts raised to support UNICEF projects in the field. One notable partnership is with Manchester United, which includes a commitment to raise funds, a review of manufacturing procedures and participation in advocacy activities such as a stop smoking campaign in China.

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Mary Turner - Action Space Mobile
PO Box 73; Barnsley S75 1NE; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1226-384 944
Fax: +44 (0)1226-384 944
Email: actionspacemob@pop3.poptel.org.uk

History & Projects: Action Space Mobile works in the north of UK and Romania with art projects involving people of all ages, specially people with disabilities. It works with music, movement, visual arts, drama and puppetry. it has a booklet This Is How We Do It, available in English, German and Romanian. Projects for 2001 include the Visibility Project, an arts week for severely disabled children in Barnsley, and holding auditions for adults with learning disabilities to join In the Boat Theatre Company in Sheffield.

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Aleksandra Uzelac - Culturelink Network - Institute for International Relations
Lj. F. Vukotinovica 2, PO Box 303; Zagreb 1000; Croatia
Tel: +385 1-482 6522
Fax: +385 1-482 8361
Email: clink@irmo.hr
http:// www.culturelink.org

History & Projects: Culturelink Network gathers about 1000 networks and institutions from 97 countries in all parts of the world dealing with research and information exchange in the area of cultural development, cultural policy and cultural cooperation. Activities realised in 2000: regular networking activities (publication of the Culturelink review, database and web development); Culturelink special issue defining diferences between Culture and Development and Cultural Development; organisation of the International Course Redefining Cultural Identities: The Multicultural Contexts of the Central European and Mediterranean Regions (held in Dubrovnik); organisation of the International Seminar Ten Years After - The Media in Transition Lessons in Central and Eastern Europe: A New Strategy for Independent and Pluralistic Media in Croatia, Zagreb. Activities in 2001: regular networking activities; organisation of the International Course Redefining Cultural Identities: Southeastern Europe to be held in Inter-University Center for Post Graduate Studies, Dubrovnik, 14-19 May; organisation of the 1st International Seminar Culture: A Driving Force for Urban Tourism - Application of Experiences to the Countries in Transition, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-19 May.

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Gwyn Wansbrough
Calle 71 n* 3-74, Apt. 702; SantafŚ de Bogot½ ; Colombia
Tel: +575-212 9487
Fax: +575-611 1191
Email: gwansbrough@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Gwyn Wansbrough is a project manager and researcher based in Colombia, where she has been working on a Ministry of Culture's art project in Cartagena, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The Centro Cultural Las Palmeras is a cultural centre located in a low-income area of the city with high conflict, acute poverty and indigenous communities. It was built with the mission to address local social and economical problems through the use of culture. They are working on a digital media project that includes training in the use of the Internet and web-page design. Gwyn has also worked extensively on democratic development and governance projects both in Colombia and in Cambodia. She has worked on governance projects with local NGOs and other international organisations such as the UNDP; done research on social capital with the World Bank and during 2001 she is also working on a research project with Transparency International on citizen oversight committees in Colombia. Gwyn is also co-ordinator for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which supports projects promoting income generation, education and health, human rights, peaceful resolution of conflicts and displaced communities executed by community-based organisation.

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Caroline Webb
21 Kynaston Road; London N16 0EA; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7254 3277
Email: carowebb@hotmail.com

History & Projects: Caroline Webb is a practitioner and consultant with experience in peace building, reconciliation and Arts in conflict resolution.

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Tim Wheeler - mind the...gap
Queens House, Queens Road; Bradford BD8 7BS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1274-544 683
Fax: +44 (0)1274-544 501
Email: tim@mind-the-gap.org.uk
http:// www.mind-the-gap.org.uk

History & Projects: mind the...gap is a theatre company formed in recognition that everyone is entitled to participate in artistic and cultural activities. The company is committed to creating opportunities with people who are excluded from the arts. mind the...gap has completed over 50 projects since its formation in 1988. This work has embraced a wide range of performing arts including drama, music, dance, visual forms and new technologies. Two major initiatives are expected to be launched by September 2001: The Clients, a self-governing organisation run by artists with a learning disability; and Making Theatre, a one-year nationally accredited course for adults with learning disabilities. The company produces two national tours a year. Future plans include an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.

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Susanna Wilford
9 Kinnoull Mansions, Rowhill Road; London E5 8EB; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8533 2094
Email: swilford@gn.apc.org

History & Projects: Susanna Wilford is a development consultant with specialist experience in Theatre for Development. International work includes: project leader in a TfD trainer training project for NGOs in Southern India; field project adviser on TfD Human Rights pilot project with tribal communities in Bangladesh. Work in TfD in the UK includes work as a practitioner and trainer with immigrant and refugee communities, with older people on an accident and crime protection project, drugs awareness with mental health services users and staff; and project adviser on design, implementation and evaluation of arts for development projects.

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Carole Winter
Little Manor Oast, Badsell Road, Five Oak Green; Kent TN2 6QR; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7478 0109
Fax: +44 (0)20-7287 5061
Email: carole@sohotheatre.com

History & Projects: Carole Winter spent over ten years at the Royal National Theatre Education Department. She set up and ran the English Shakespeare Company Education and Special Projects. She was Communication Manager for Comic Relief, Red Nose Days in 1995 and 1997. She was producer of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Harold Pinter for London's West End. She is Development Director of Soho Theatre and Writers Centre, a centre dedicated to the discovery and nurturing of new talent, with a particular interest in developing relationships with marginalised communities.

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Rebecca Winthrop
213 Eastern Parkway #14, Brooklyn; New York NY 11238; United States of America
Tel: +1 917-554 7102
Email: rebeccaw@theirc.org

History & Projects: Rebecca Winthrop is currently a graduate student at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs, and her area of research is human rights, and the role of the arts as a social change agent in grass roots human rights work.

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Katie Wiseman
PO Box 30465; Nairobi; Kenya
Tel: +245 2-713 979/0733-940 273
Email: kwiseman@wananchi.com

History & Projects: Katie Wiseman is a community and youth worker particularly interested in theatre practices in development. She has worked in Nepal in youth focused development training programmes and research in education and child rights. She worked at Action Aid conducting research into Theatre for Development and the possibilities of integration with the REFLECT approach; and also as Programme Co-ordinator for the NGO GOAL Ireland in Nairobi, co-ordinating their Street Children Projects. She is currenly living in Kenya.

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Nicky Woods - Health Unlimited
Prince Consort House, 27-29 Albert Embankment; London SE1 7TS; United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-7840 3777
Fax: +44 (0)20-7840 3770
Email: n.woods@healthunlimited.org
http:// www.healthunlimited.org

History & Projects: Health Unlimited was founded in 1984 by a group of British aid workers, to meet the gap in the provision of medical aid to people affected by prolonged and complex conflicts. Its vision is helping to create a world in which the most vulnerable communities enjoy their right to health and wellbeing. It works with communities on long term programmes to build knowledge and skills that will enable them to improve their own health and gain lasting access to effective services and information. The Well Women Media project has formed the basis for Health Unlimited's work in health communications. The focus of the programme has been women's sexual and reproductive health and consisted of three projects: a needs-based radio soap opera drama produced in Rwanda and broadcast throughout the African Great Lakes region; a radio magazine programme broadcast in the Somali-speaking Horn of Africa; and an interactive radio magazine programme in Cambodia, targeting young people. Heath Unlimited is developing other communication approaches, such as community theatre, TV/video and innovative print materials. Project development is currently underway in Lao, Burma/Myanmar and Guatemala. Health Unlimited have also published Health on Air, a guide to participatory work with radio in health.

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Gareth Wreford - Australia Council for the Arts
PO Box 788; Strawbberry Hills NSW 2012; Australia
Tel: +61 2-9215 9000
Fax: +61 2-9215 9111
Email: mail@ozco.gov.au / g.wreford@ozco.gov.au / p.garrett@ozco.gov.au
http:// www.ozco.gov.au

History & Projects: The Australia Council is a service organisation whose primary responsibility is to help create an environment which encourages the creativity and development of Australian artists, and which provides greater access to arts and cultural activities for all Australians. The Council's national focus reflects the culture and creativity of both regional and urban communities, and it has a statutory obligation to ensure access to, and participation in, the arts by all Australians. The arts of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are valued and supported; and communities across Australia are enriched by opportunities to incorporate the arts in local cultural life. The key aim of the Community Cultural Development Fund is to enable communities to advance their artistic and social aspirations by working closely with professional artists. The Community Cultural Development Fund expects that communities will be actively engaged in the creation, direction and management of projects. The Fund also supports international activities where there are genuine community cultural development benefits.


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Creative Exchange
Reg. Charity. No. 1082259
18 Percy Road
London E11 1AJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20-8532 8870
E-mail: info@creativexchange.org