Understanding, protecting and defending freedom of artistic expression and artists at risk is the motto of this year’s Arts Rights Justice initiative of the UNESCO Chair at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. ICORN started supporting and cooperating with the ARJ Academy at its inception in 2017 and is pleased to take part in this groundbreaking capacity building laboratory’s second edition.
The ARJ ACADEMY 2018 invites 30 young professionals to join a group of international experts in the field, for a programme of workshops, discussions, teamwork, presentations and individual consultancy. All participants in the ARJ ACADEMY will be practitioners in cultural policy-related work, arts or cultural management practice, free expression advocacy, human rights defence or related areas.
The ARJ is committed to bringing together participants from a wide range of world regions to create a peer-to-peer learning ambiance based on dialogue, learning and exchange.
To round up the Academy, all participants move from Hildesheim to Berlin to take part in the ARJ FORUM. The FORUM opens up the debate to the public and invites stakeholders from cultural institutions and initiatives, along with NGOs and policymakers to take part.
The City of Berlin also marks it entry into ICORN the same day, Friday 7 September! The press conference takes place at at Daad Gallery in Berlin 11.30am – 12.30pm, with among others Klaus Lederer, Mayor for Culture and Europe in Berlin.