Artistic Director and Founder Ellen Frank is Fulbright Specialist, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
U.S. Departments of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning

Cities of Peace is proud to announce our featured project for this year - The Auschwitz Initiative.

The Auschwitz Initiative will bring together Polish, German, American and Israeli artists of all faiths to create a collaborative painting in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

We continue our mission of commemorating the past, celebrating the present and visioning the future, with an educational goal of reaching 2.2 million children — two children in memory of each person who perished at Auschwitz.

Cities of Peace will premiere the Commemorative painting at the Palace of Arts in Kraków in January 2020.

You can support the Auschwitz Initiative through your donations to the project. Donations, no matter how large or how small, help realize this project. See the Donation categories below to find out ways to support Cities of Peace and the Auschwitz Initiative. Click the Donate button to give now.

Angel $100,000+
Opportunity to attend grand unveiling ceremonies in Warsaw, Berlin, London and Auschwitz Ceremonies for 75th Anniversary of the Liberation Private viewing of Cities of Peace Collection Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC. Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier

Peace Laureate $50,000 - 99,999
Opportunity to attend grand unveiling ceremonies in Warsaw, Berlin and Auschwitz Ceremonies for 75th Anniversary of the Liberation Private viewing of Cities of Peace Collection Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC. Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier

Global Ambassador $25,000 - 49,999
Opportunity to attend grand unveiling ceremonies in Warsaw and Auschwitz for 75th Anniversary of the Liberation Private viewing of Cities of Peace Collection Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier 

Diplomat $10,000 - 24,999
Opportunity to attend grand unveiling ceremony for Auschwitz 75th Anniversary of the Liberation. Private viewing of Cities of Peace Collection, Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC, Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier

Peace Envoi $5,000 - 9,999
Private viewing of Cities of Peace Collection, Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC, Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier  

Cultural Attaché $2,500 - 4,999
Cities of Peace Evening Reception, NYC, Afternoon Visit, Cities of Peace Atelier

Delegate Up to $2,500
Recognition is presentations and programs

If we understand the history and beauty of what has been damaged or destroyed, we can participate in the beauty of recovery and peace.
— Ellen Frank PhD

CITIES OF PEACE is a living monument of cultural landscapes and heritage preservation that features a series of large scale gold-leaf paintings honoring the history and culture of world cities that have suffered trauma and strife. Architecting a new cultural diplomacy, Cities of Peace issues a global call to recognize the critical role cities play in sustaining what is creative and hopeful in civilization. It is our mission to inspire those who view these works of art to act to protect critical urban centers throughout the world. Cities of Peace includes collaborative artistic creation, human rights education, film, internship training and peacebuilding workshops.

CITIES OF PEACE exists to continue, capture, and echo the outcry of many: to stop war, conflict and violence against humanity, against nations, against cities.