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A Partnership Aimed at Resolving Conflict Through Art


In the knowledge that art can be a mediation tool for mobilising positive change in Sri Lankan society, SEDR signed a grant agreement with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka (MMCA) on Monday 4 December 2023, at the MMCA premises. The event was attended by the Country Director of the British Council Sri Lanka, Orlando Edwards and Sharmini Pereira, Chief Curator of the MMCA.


This 12 month-long ‘Arts 4 ADR’ project aims to increase awareness and understanding of community-based ADR mechanisms, and facilitate dialogue of the root causes of community based conflict, disputes, and grievances by commissioning artworks from artists based in SEDR’s target provinces (Uva, North and East), sparking dialogue on underlying issues. Through research and community events in six districts within the target provinces, these artworks will culminate in a year-long exhibition in Colombo.


The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka is a new education-led initiative that aims to establish a public museum dedicated to the display, research, collection and conservation of Sri Lankan modern and contemporary art.

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