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2018/05/11 at Open Engagement 2018

Congratulations to Raphael Daibert with our partner organization¬†, who will be presenting at this year’s Open Engagement conference. The conference will take place May 11-13, 2018 at various venues around New York City, and will focus on themes of Sustainability from the perspective of¬†transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. Details and tickets can be found at their website:¬†



Call for Nominations: Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders

The Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York is opening a new Call for Nominations for the Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. The Centre is planning to host up to eight defenders who are expected to stay in York for 3-6 months. New Fellows are expected to start in York in mid-September 2018 or in special circumstances in early January 2019.

Nominations for female human rights defenders are particularly welcome. For specific information on eligibility criteria and an overview of the Scheme, please visit this website.

Nominations are accepted from recognised civil society organisations and/or organisations working specifically with human rights defenders.

All the documentation should be sent together in one email from the nominating organisation’s email account. Deadline for nominations is 23:59 GMT Sunday 15 April 2018.



We Remember Andrew Josephs III

For everyone in the Tampa, Florida area, and those who are willing to travel to stand in solidarity, please join the Josephs family and the Tampa community to honor the life of Andrew Josephs III this weekend at Healing In The Arts, Saturday February 10th, 2018. The event starts at 4pm EST at¬†The Portico (1001 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33602)…and look out for the complete recording of the Circle Conversation that followed the first Network Gathering of Families United For Justice¬†at the 2017 Allied Media Conference last June in Detroit; coming soon on ArtsEverywhere.



Journey to Black Liberation Symposium

The Journey to Black Liberation Symposium is a follow-up of learnings from the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference at York University. The focus of the JTBL symposium is not just to bear witness to oppression and injustice, but it is to create a cross-borders network of Black activists, academics and other stakeholders looking at sharing ideas, strategizing, educating each other, and community-building in efforts to achieve Black liberation globally. The symposium kicks off on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Marilyn Brewer Community Space of the Harbourfront Centre, and continues Saturday with conversations featuring artists, activists, and academics from a variety of communities. Register here.



Back to the Sandbox exhibition on now

Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy brings together an international group of artists who ask radical questions about the nature and significance of education in contemporary society. Ideas about democracy, creativity, and transdisciplinarity are examined along with ideas of freedom and equality and the institutional heritage of discipline and control. The aim is not only to draw attention to the vital role of education and to the challenges of reform, but also to introduce new perspectives on learning and creativity with potential new educational models in mind.

The exhibition, at the Western Gallery of Western Washington University from January 9 to March 17, includes works of art and educational experiments by¬†prominent artists from around the world.¬†The curator of the exhibition, Jaroslav Andńõl, is an independent curator and author of over 40 books on contemporary art.¬†He was founding artistic director of the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in¬†Prague from 2008 ‚Äď 2015.

The exhibition¬†and an accompanying catalog¬†are funded in part by a generous¬†support from the Homer Bernard¬†Mathes Endowment and a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone¬†Graham Foundation. [Image:¬†Eva Kotakova ‚Äď Sit Straight]



2018 ArtsEverywhere Festival Program

Another exciting edition of the ArtsEverywhere Festival is set to begin on January 18th in Guelph, Ontario! This four day festival of ideas will again feature conversations and performances from a wide array of artists, activists, and academics, including Joseph Heath, Michael Roberson, and Shelley Niro. A special performance on Saturday night will showcase the artistry of Dong-Won Kim and Il-Dong Bae, two of Korea’s most accomplished Pansori musicians. The full festival program can be found here!



Call for contributions: IETM Fresh Perspectives on Freedom of Expression & Censorship

In partnership with Arts Everywhere, we are producing a new publication of the Fresh Perspectives series on the topic of freedom of expression. The author is artist and human rights activist Sidd Joag. Submit Contribution