DEFEND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
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It’s you: artists, activists, policymakers, organisations and allies. We are people with the shared mission to defend artistic expression and stand for those who create and enjoy the arts.
We connect, communicate and action our shared mission to defend freedom of artistic expression.
We protect and defend the right for all people to express themselves artistically. We advocate for and spotlight artists and artistic works globally.
Did you see our book?
At Rosklide Festival 2019, we released our concept book entitled “Without Artistic Freedom this is just a notebook” that highlights art that is censored. See the interactive version of the book – as it should be in a world with free artistic expression – with all of the artwork and videos included.
Freemuse is an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression. We believe that at the heart of violations of artistic freedom is the effort to silence opposing or less preferred views and values by those in power—politically, religiously or societally—mostly due to fear of their transformative effect. Our work includes monitoring and documenting violations of artistic freedom, as well as exposing laws and policies that enable and sustain these violations. Freemuse’s approach is human rights-based and provides an international legal framework, as well as lays out the principles, for accountability, equality, non-discrimination and participation.