In recent years, arts-based approaches to the transformation of conflict have gained increased attention and prominence, from across a range of disciplines. Individual artists, cultural groups and peacebuilders now engage the arts for the positive transformation of societal conflict. The visual arts, theatre, music, dance, literary arts and film are used to support communities in campaigns of nonviolent resistance to abuses of power, to create opportunities for building bridges across differences, to addressing legacies of past violence, and to imagining a future free from conflict. By engaging with such participatory tools the use of culture becomes an integral element of peacebuilding and helps lay the foundations for sustainable conditions of peace.