Artsbridge has developed and tested a unique method for changing the way people approach conflict. We move people towards creative solutions that transcend their differences.
Each year we carefully select up to 30 Israeli, Palestinian, Israeli-Palestinian, and American students to participate in the Intercultural Youth Leadership Development Program. This program is a three-week intensive training held in the United States and constitutes a critical aspect of the overall programming, as it enables students to interact as equals in a neutral environment outside of the conflict region. The mission of our flagship program is to utilize a holistic approach of arts and dialogue to develop leadership skills and to build constructive partnerships between teens. American participants have the unique opportunity to learn about the different cultures and lifestyles of their peers, as well as developing skills in looking at the media with a critical and curious eye.