ArtsEquator invites applications for the position of Researcher for a regional arts censorship documentation and publication project it is piloting. The programme runs from January 2022 – December 2023.
There are six positions available, one each based in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam respectively.
The selected researchers will conduct research and document baseline information about incidents of arts and culture censorship in their home country. Each will also work closely with the ArtsEquator Editorial team to create up to 4 pieces on arts censorship, which will be published on the ArtsEquator website. The content may be in the form of written articles, infographics, podcasts, or short videos.
The project is organised by ArtsEquator Ltd. (Singapore) in partnership with Five Arts Centre Malaysia and funded by the Swedish Arts Council.
The programme is designed to develop the following :
- A method and framework to document arts and culture censorship in Southeast Asia.
- A baseline archive of arts and culture censorship cases in SEA.
- To raise public interest in freedom of expression in the arts, with the long-term goal of developing publics that advocate and lobby for artists rights to free expression.
- To build research and arts writing capabilities in a new generation of Southeast Asian researchers.
- A regional network of researchers with knowledge and capacities to archive and write about and advocate against arts censorship.