Artistic freedom is under pressure in many countries worldwide through government censorship, political interference or pressure of non-state actors. The debate how to tackle these threats and restrictions is increasingly present in a variety of its forms, ranging from the artistic creation to legal structures.
The conference ‘Freedom Transmissions’ will pick up these discussions in a variety of formats ranging from artwork exhibitions, screenings and performances to debates and talks. It is an event dedicated to the protection and promotion of artistic freedom.
It will take place in Haus Ungarn in Berlin on June 6th 2019 as part of the ‘Long Night of Ideas / Lange Nacht der Ideen’. The event is a cooperation of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE program at the University of Hildesheim and CoCulture e. V., a Berlin-based non-profit cultural organization.
Doors for the conference open at 6 p.m. There will be a guided tour, a keynote speech, an artistic performance, a panel discussion, an artistic talk and artistic performance and finally a film on artistic freedom. Registration for the event is not necessary. A timetable can be found on the website.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)