The Arts Rights Justice Academy (ARJ) is a 9-day event as part of the larger ARJ global programme, and includes a 5-day advanced training course in Hildesheim and a 1 day forum in Berlin. A total of 30 candidates will be selected to take part and will benefit from the wisdom and guidance of a team of experts from across the globe.
The training course includes workshops, discussions, presentations, one on one consultancies, team based activities and the forum in Berlin. The content will explore the issues facing artists whose primary subject matter is defence of human rights violations, and will break down strategies around how professionals in the field can protect, support, and guide artists through an increasingly censored landscape.
The Arts Rights Justice Programme is a collaboration between 30 international institutions and the open call for the academy comes from the UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim. The programme is supported by the German Foreign Office and the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
More information about the academy, including applicants’ eligibility and participation fees can be found here. Applications can be submitted online here. A full overview of the topics covered during the academy can be found here on the Arts Rights Justice website. The deadline for applications is Thursday 5th April 2018.
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