Doves of Peace

Building on a project that was born in Colombia in 2019, the Doves of Peace project aims to promote peace-building through the arts. Using a canvas dove as the backdrop, this project encourages participants to portray what “peace” and “community” means to them, whether that be through text or image. So far, this project has collected artwork submissions from over 500 people across Colombia, Canada, and the United States, gathering the voices of hundreds of participants around the world.

How to Participate
Having to re-imagine new ways to remain connected during times of physical distancing, we brought the Doves of Peace project to an online and mail-art version.

Create a drawing of a dove that represents your idea of peace and community. Take a photo of your work and share it with our Facebook or Instagram community pages. You can also email it to us:

Connect with us on social media and send us your mailing address! We’ll mail you a canvas dove along with a self-addressed envelope for you to mail it back to us when you’re done.

Once you receive your dove, you can fill the canvas with your interpretation of peace and community. After you finish, place the dove in the self-addressed envelope and mail it— postage is included.

We invite you to take photos of your creative process and share them with us on social media!