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Defending Artistic Expression in Europe

Freedom of artistic expression is continuously challenged around the world, including in Europe. Contrary to conventional belief, the freedom and right to perform, facilitate and enjoy art and culture freely in Europe is rapidly closing as right-wing populism rises and civil society spaces shrink. Freemuse will conduct a research, advocacy and campaigning project with the European 2019 Election as a key opportunity to influence changes in laws, policies and practices, including post-election.

Cases for campaign and advocacy will be monitored and documented in and across nine European countries, namely:  Spain, France, UK, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Turkey as well as at the EU level.


What the project delivers

Report on the current state of artistic freedom of expression in Europe, advocacy work, knowledge dissemination, and more.

Why we support this project

By protecting the freedom of artistic expression, a free and democratic society is also promoted.

Project status

35%

This project started in March 2019 and ends in September 2020

For more information: https://freemuse.org/