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.