Navigating the Pressures: Protecting Artistic Freedom in a Complex Landscape

May 27, 2024

Artists often find themselves balancing the realms of art and activism. The assertion of personal or emerging collective narratives are challenging conventional narratives. Artists encounter pressures from authorities imposing restrictions and persecution, and societal forces. How can they maintain their mental resilience amidst external pressures? What legal frameworks and actual protection mechanisms exist to safeguard artistic expression?

Contributors in this session are Peter ter Velde (Persveilig/Safe Press), Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen (Sami artist and activist), Aaiún Nin (poet and activist) and Irene Khan (UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression).

The outcome from the workshop will be documented.

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