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100 Agents of Change

The 100 Agents of Change​​​​​​​ project was an exciting new art and activism project connecting some of the most revolutionary innovative artists and change makers from around the world with young people from marginalised communities in the UK, to share their experiences, skills and knowledge.

We live in an increasingly polarised world, but there are beacons of hope – young people becoming agents of change, and using technology and innovative methods to form international solidarities and use creativity to educate against and fight injustice.
The 100 Agents of Change Residency ​​​​​​​

The residency was held virtually in November 2021, allowed artists from the 'In Place of War' network around the world to share their skills and knowledge of how to use what we have around us - creativity and our communities - to make the change we want to see in the world. The residency took place over four weeks online, with a programme co-designed and shaped by the young people.

The project supported the young people who had taken part in the residency to take those new skills and knowledge back into their communities across the country and use them to promote social cohesion through art and activism. 10 young people from the group would be selected for seed funding to further support the development of their community projects.

The residency content was driven by In Place of War’s changemaker network around the world as well as guided by the young artists.

Programming was thematic by week and spanned talks, workshops, events, showcases, exhibitions, gigs and more, covering a wide range of topics and opportunities relating to creative activism.

Example sessions:​​​​​​​
Art and entrepreneurship in times of crisis/Women rising - a conversation around art and feminism /Black role models through the ages/A Guide
To Hacking The City/The practice of potency

- 3 ways of thinking for young people to create collective projects in their own cities/Art, activism and people power - a toolkit for freedom

​To find out more about the programme including details about the Youth Advisory Board and the Residency Programme, visit the In Place of War, 100 Agents of Change project page.