UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development, University of Hildesheim – Launch:
ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE LIBRARY
the first three ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE Studies
“We are happy to announce the launch of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE LIBRARY today, on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, and with it the first three ARJ studies on ‚ARTS. Protecting and Promoting Artistic Freedom‘, ‚RIGHTS. Legal Frameworks for Artistic Freedom‘ and ‚JUSTICE. Opportunities and Challenges for Artistic Freedom‘.
The ARJ LIBRARY is a digital open access platform that seeks to secure and make available a selection of the most relevant publications in the areas of arts, freedom of artistic expression, human rights and global justice. The LIBRARY seeks to continually grow its number of publications, and to make these documents available to the wider global society of artist practitioners, cultural managers, human rights defenders, lawyers and researchers. The goal is to eventually host all documents on the database of the University of Hildesheim and to provide worldwide access. Therewith, the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTIE LIBRARY also seeks to safeguard the knowledge of the past and make it accessible in the present and future.
For now, feel free to scroll through our LIBRARY and the first uploaded documents. On our website, you also find an interview with Dr. Daniel Gad, managing director of the UNESCO Chair, regarding our motivation and details about the LIBRARY. The LIBRARY is a work in progress. Further documents will be added continually throughout the next months. If you have any documents that could be included in the LIBRARY, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to include your ideas.
The ARJ LIBRARY is part of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE Programme, which was developed in consultation with some 30 international experts and with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN). The ARJ Programme is located at the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development at the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim. The ARJ Programme promotes the importance of artistic creation, artistic freedom and the role of artists alongside human rights and freedoms in society, and thus seeks to convey and professionalise skills, ensure the exchange of knowledge, make the most of multiplier effects, and build expertise on the subject. The aim of the Programme is also to strengthen and expand structures for the promotion and protection of artistic freedom.
In addition to the LIBRARY, the ARJ Programme hosts the ARJ Academy at Hildesheim Kulturcampus, Germany, which is accompanied by the ARJ Laboratories as a series of satellite workshops in partner regions.
ARJ library: https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/arts-rights-justice-library/