Arts Censorship Support Service will provide assistance to colleagues in the cultural sector facing issues of censorship.
CATEGORY: Risks, Rights and Reputations
Marking the 50th anniversary of the end of UK theatre censorship, Index hosted an educational and interactive workshop with young people at the British Library
Rights, Risks & Reputations is a training programme developed by Index, What Next? and Cause4 to help art and cultural leaders understand and challenge a risk-averse culture and incorporate these topics within their organisations.
What does it say about our society, when some of us are censoring our most natural actions in order to fit in? Where there is a feeling that particular gestures or words will have undesired consequences, or worse, lead to some kind of punishment.
Index on Censorship associate arts producer Julia Farrington met with Agnieszka Kolek to talk about policing of freedom of expression, and how the events of 2015 have impacted on plans for this year’s Passion for Freedom exhibition
Artists make the work. Institutions put the work on. That’s the deal. It’s a simple but weird relationship.
Elephant in the room: It’s all well and good protecting the far right, but what about everyone else’s rights?
The final performance of my play Elephant was cancelled in Birmingham, bizarrely the same city where, 13 years ago, my play Behzti was closed after protests turned violent
The arts have an important role to express and process the diverse and often divergent opinion and experience that coexist in our society