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Since 2015, C+C has developed a strand of activity focused on education in order to further our mission to provide support and exposure for artists and cultural organisations working in conflict areas, and to encourage and enable cultural exchange. Our initial focus is on Afghanistan, which began with support for a filmmaker to attend the ‘Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School 2015′, held at the University of Galway, Ireland, led by photographer Nick Danziger. This provided Kabul-based filmmaker Masooma Pouya with an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading filmmakers and photographers, bring her own experiences and knowledge to the school, and build international networks.

Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship

In 2015 we partnered with the Caspian Arts Foundation, to develop a scholarship for emerging Afghan artists to study Fine Art at a post-graduate level at the University of the Arts London. The scholarship is generously funded by the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. In 2016, Afghan artist Orna Kazimi, was awarded the scholarship to cover her her costs for the two-year Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The scholarship is providing an opportunity for her to gain a post-graduate qualification, develop career opportunities, and exchange experiences with staff and students in London.

See our interview with Orna Kazimi on the C+C Opinion page.

The scholarship is not currently open for new applicants.



We continue with our research into the work of artists addressing the subject of war and conflict, and have built up a considerable archive of projects both on this website and on our Facebook pages. Through our events, conferences and research, we explore the role and value of art in the context of international conflict. In 2013 we published an online anthology of essays called Art and Conflict, and more recently published an article in the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) journal called ‘The Power of Art’ (2016).