In Place of War (IPOW) - Supporting, developing and promoting artists from conflict zones: from responsive research to internationally significant arts organisation

Impact: Awareness and understanding, Economic, Society and culture


In Place of War (IPOW) is an international arts organisation emerging from research at The University of Manchester (UoM) that investigated arts practices in places of war and conflict. Building from the model established in the original research project, IPOW trains artists, supports the infrastructures that sustain their work, and provides an international platform to showcase their art. From the provision of equipment, creative spaces and the means to maintain professional networks, to the training of young artists in Creative Entrepreneurial programmes, IPOW now pioneers responsive impact, bringing benefit to thousands of artists and other individuals. Impact highlights include: the bringing together of an all women ‘super-group’; providing USD300,000 of music equipment to transform music venues across the West Bank; mobilising over 1,000 artists from 25 countries though collaborations and performances; and training more than 600 participants and 200 trainers in Creative Entrepreneurial programmes in 18 countries.
Impact dateAug 2013Dec 2020
Category of impactAwareness and understanding, Economic, Society and culture

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities