The Mission of the Indra Congress

The Indra Congress is a growing, global network of young people, artists, educators and others who share a commitment to the development of the arts as a crucial resource for peace building and the non-violent transformation of conflict.

Our vision is to use the language of the arts to challenge stereotypes, prejudices, inequalities and destructive myths, to build bridges, to promote empathy and to help build positive relationships across perceived boundaries and barriers.

The aims of the Congress will be achieved through the development of a rolling programme of live regional, national and international Congress events, within a framework of ongoing grassroots activities, training, research and advocacy.

The underlying belief driving the Indra Congress is that the creative arts have a unique contribution to make towards conflict transformation. It is a belief grounded in the power of creativity, compassion and the needs and demands of a just society.