Thanks to Andreas Wiesand‘s efforts, we are now able to publish the first report “A Few Clarifications: Definitions, Instruments and Stakeholders” as an introduction to main legal and policy issues dealt with in our cultural policy research campaign “Silencing Dissent? On Barriers to Freedom of Artistic Expressions“.
While this text includes positions of important stakeholders in the ongoing discourse about freedom of artistic expression, we would like to give room for your thoughts and definitions. What is it that you consider freedom of artistic expression to be? In which form do you exercise and/or consider freedom of artistic expression to be part of your work? Feel free to leave a comment and share your opinion.
Freedom of artistic expression has always existed and will always exist, regardless of any restrictions and barriers. It is a basic human need to express oneself in multiple forms and perspectives in order to manifest and find one’s own “being”. A society that is open to the freedom of artistic expression has a better chance for healthy human development.