Have a look at the ARJ FORUM 2017 !

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The ARJ FORUM 2017 took place on Thursday August 31, 2017 in Berlin.

The second edition of ARJ Academy & Forum will take place in late summer 2018. An announcement is expected for early 2018.

Berlin, Germany
Venue: Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin

What is it about?

The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim invited to the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE FORUM on August 31, 2017 in Berlin. The ARJ FORUM brought 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 will address 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?

Participation is free of charge.