ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2018 (Germany) > Open call for participation

Do you work to support artists who are being censored or persecuted? Are you a human rights defender or legal professional, with interest in or experience of supporting artists whose rights are being violated? Are you an arts and cultural practitioner, or working in an art organisation concerned by a growing climate of censorship, repression and aggression towards freedom of artistic expression? 

The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) invites experienced arts professionals and practitioners from all world regions to apply for the second edition of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2018. This one-week advanced training course focuses on knowledge-exchange on the threats to artistic freedom worldwide, on understanding the legal and rights framework and the role of civil society in the protection and defense of the right to artistic freedom.

  • Fundamentals of freedom of expression

  • Understanding freedom and threat: censorship and policy structures

  • Legal frameworks and artists’ rights

  • Advocacy & campaigning: creating the conditions for free expression to thrive

  • Working with artists: training, protection, visas, relocation

  • Funding & networking

Young professionals and practitioners of all nationalities working within artists at risk residencies, arts and cultural project managers, artists, lawyers, jurists or further related area with:

  • 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

There are three fee options:

€1250 (Full fee)
€625 (Half-subsidised)*
€125 (Fully-subsidised)*

Participants are expected to pay their own travel costs to and from the Campus in Hildesheim. However, there are travel bursaries for a limited number of applicants; the option to apply for this bursary is included in the application form. 

Deadline: 5 April 2018

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