Safeguarding Artistic Freedom
The 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture will bring together leading policy makers, researchers, managers and practitioners from the arts, culture and related sectors from around the world to explore artistic freedom as a fundamental pillar of cultural policy and examine how we can – and why we should – safeguard artistic freedom.
Artistic freedom ensures that these expressions represent the full diversity and dynamism of our cultural ecosystems and societies, through both creation and participation. Such possibility demands that we safeguard the existence of artistic freedom. However, we can only do this if we first recognise the rights and responsibilities it entails; understand the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and cultural conditions that enable it; and identify and address threats to its practice and fulfilment.
The 9th World Summit is scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 3 – 5 May 2023 (Official Opening 2 May). Currently, the co-hosts plan for the Summit to be held as an in-person programme for delegates from countries worldwide. Registrations will close Friday 14 April 2023 21:00 (CEST).
The Compendium welcomes the thematic focus of IFACCAs 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture as it is very much aligned with this year’s research campaign “Silent Dissent? On Barriers to Freedom of Artistic Expression“. It shows that we all take the current increase in populist and anti-democratic tendencies in European (cultural) policies seriously.