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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2016 Global Art Project for Peace:

-12th Biennial International Art Exchange for Peace-

Tucson, Arizona, USA, October 1, 2015. The Twelfth Biennial Global Art Project for Peace invites participants around the world - adults and children, individuals and groups - to join in a multicultural celebration of global peace and goodwill through art. Anyone can participate.

In March/April 2016, participants around the world will create, exhibit and exchange art expressing their ideas of a peaceful global community resulting in thousands of messages of peace and goodwill simultaneously encircling the Earth during the week of April 23-30.

Since its beginning in 1993, the Global Art Project for Peace has linked 130,000 participants in 85 countries on seven continents. Nominated for a UNESCO Prize for Tolerance and Non-violence, the Project connects people of diverse cultural backgrounds, providing exposure to new ideas and a feeling of connection to the Whole. 200 Regional Coordinators are currently helping to organize Global Art Project activities in their area of the world.  Participating groups include art councils, artist cooperatives, performance groups, churches, corporations, environmental and community groups, hospitals, libraries, women's clubs, youth and senior programs, YMCAs and YWCAs.  Hundreds of school classes around the world are participating and involving thousands of students from kindergarten through graduate programs.

"The purpose of the Global Art Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. The Project gives participants in local communities an opportunity to join together to create a cooperative global community. It's an opportunity for people to join their energy together to seed the future with visions of peace," Project Founder/Director, Katherine Josten.

The Global Art Project for Peace is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization. Organizers invite donations and sponsorships to support the Project. For additional information about the Global Art Project for Peace and how to get involved by participating, volunteering and/or funding the Project, visit www.globalartproject.org or email peace@globalartproject.org.


2016 Global Art Project for Peace Time-Line

February 29: International Registration for participation postmark deadline.
March: Creation of art expressing global peace (any medium - visual, literary, performance, etc.)
April 1-22: Local community exhibitions/performances of art created.
April 23-30: Worldwide art exchange.
Ongoing after April: Community exhibitions of art received.


The attached images and/or images on the Global Art Project website at www.globalartproject.org may be downloaded for publication with this information. Higher resolution images and further documentation of the complete Project are available upon request.

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