The ARJ FORUM is a public event and part of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE PROGRAM. It aims to bring together international experts to discuss on understanding, protecting and defending freedom of expression and artistic freedom in relation to human rights and social justice.
Increasingly, we are seeing restrictions being placed on freedom of artistic creation, and specific threats are being made towards artists and defenders of human rights who are engaged in social transformation processes. This highlights the importance of considering artistic creativity and the role of artists in societies where human rights and freedoms are at risk. This public forum addresses the key issues on the topic of ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE:
- How to protect and ensure freedom of artistic expression in times of emerging censorship?
- To what extent do relocation and escape represent a strategy for threatened artists?
- How can international coalitions sustain artistic expression and ensure that artists are protected in their working environment?
The ARJ FORUM in 2017 took place in Berlin at the Landesvertretung Niedersachsen (In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin) with around 180 participants!