24 Aug 2017 - 01 Sep 2017

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Young professionals involved in the protection and defence of artists whose human rights may be violated, and those seeking to share expertise and gain knowledge in fields of censorship, freedom of expression in the arts are invited to apply for the first Arts Rights Justice Academy, a one week advanced training course at the University of Hildesheim, Germany 24 August - 1 September 2017. Are you involved in the protection and defence of artists whose human rights may be violated? Do you work in the area of freedom of expression or legal defence and increasingly find yourself faced with cases involving artists? Do you work in the arts and find you are increasingly dealing with artists at risk from repression and violence? Are you a young professional looking to share expertise and gain knowledge in areas such as censorship in the arts or residencies for threatened artists?

Please apply to the ARJ ACADEMY by May 15, 2017

ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY & CONFERENCE 2017 August 24 - September 1, 2017 at the University of Hildesheim, Northern Germany The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ invites experienced professionals from all world regions to apply for the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2017, a one-week advanced training course with a focus on knowledge-exchange, and on understanding, protecting and defending freedom of expression and artistic freedom in relation to human rights and social justice. The ARJ ACADEMY will be organized in a one-week training and discourse format. 30 - 40 participants will join international experts and lecturers. The ARJ ACADEMY will be a mixture of workshops, discussions, teamwork in groups, presentations, individual consultancy, and expert insights. All participants in the ARJ ACADEMY will be young professionals in cultural policy-related work, arts or cultural management practice, free expression, human rights work or related academic areas. There is a keen desire to bring together participants from a wide variety of world regions and to create a peer-to-peer learning ambiance based on dialogue and exchange. Parallel to group oriented formats, attention will be given to individual learning tasks of each participant. Participation in the ARJ ACADEMY enables attendees to apply to initiate regional ARJ LABORATORIES with the support of the ARJ PROGRAM. The ARJ ACADEMY will be followed by the ARJ CONFERENCE. The participation fee for the whole ARJ ACADEMY 2017 is €1250 (For further information see 'What is included?'). Selected participants may apply for a reduction in the fee. In the application form you will find the option of applying for a reduction or full reimbursement.

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