It is important that artistic creation and the role of artists are considered alongside human rights and freedom in society. To this end, the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE PROGRAM seeks to convey and professionalize skills, ensure the exchange of knowledge, make the most of multiplier effects and build expertise on the subject. Therefore, the aim is to strengthen and expand structures for the promotion and protection of artistic freedom.
The program was developed in cooperation with 30 international expert institutions and is initially intended to run from 2017 until 2019. It will encompass an annual academy accompanied by an international conference at the Hildesheim Kulturcampus, Germany; a series of satellite workshops (ARJ COLABORATORIES) in the partner regions; and an open access online library.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The thematic sessions of the 2017 ARJ ACADEMY & ARJ CONFERENCE will focus on:
• Freedom of artistic expression within human rights
• Artists at risk, threat situations
• Censorship and policy structures
• Working with the artists: needs, relocation, protection, visas, funding
• Mapping, networking and advocacy (with examples worldwide)
The detailed program will be announced here soon