ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2017 > Call for applications (Germany)

The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ invites experienced professionals from all world regions to apply for the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2017, a one-week advanced training course with a focus on knowledge-exchange, and on understanding, protecting and defending freedom of expression and artistic freedom in relation to human rights and social justice.

The ARJ PROGRAM includes …

  • An annual ARJ ACADEMY (August 24 - August 30, 2017)

  • An annual ARJ CONFERENCE (August 30 - September 1, 2017)


The ARJ ACADEMY will be organized in a one-week training and discourse format. 30 - 40 participants will join international experts and lecturers. The ARJ ACADEMY will be a mixture of workshops, discussions, teamwork in groups, presentations, individual consultancy, and expert insights. All participants in the ARJ ACADEMY will be young professionals in cultural policy-related work, arts or cultural management practice, free expression, human rights work or related academic areas. There is a keen desire to bring together participants from a wide variety of world regions and to create a peer-to-peer learning ambiance based on dialogue and exchange. Parallel to group oriented formats, attention will be given to individual learning tasks of each participant. Participation in the ARJ ACADEMY enables attendees to apply to initiate regional ARJ LABORATORIES with the support of the ARJ PROGRAM.

The participation fee for the whole ARJ ACADEMY 2017 is €1250 (For further information see 'What is included?'). Selected participants may apply for a reduction in the fee. In the application form you will find the option of applying for a reduction or full reimbursement.

What is included?

  • One-week advanced training course relating to freedom of expression and artistic freedom

  • The ARJ CONFERENCE (Aug 30 - Sep 1) is a key element of the ARJ ACADEMY

  • Travel expenses are covered in the cheapest possible way

  • Accommodation and meal costs are covered

  • Certificate of the UNESCO Chair at the University of Hildesheim is awarded at the end of the training

Who is eligible?

  • Young professionals working within artists at risk residencies, arts and cultural project managers, artists, lawyers, jurists or academics

  • Working experience in a field related to human rights, cultural rights, cultural policy, freedom of expression and artistic freedom, artist mobility, arts or social development

  • Good level of English

  • Individuals of all nationalities

Deadline: 15 May 2017

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