Artistic Expression

The Issue

Artistic expression is currently being endangered by the fragmentation of society into increasingly inward-focused social groupings that reject alternative perspectives and questions to their taken-for-granted reality. 

Why It Matters

Artistic expression has been a principal way in which the most important aspects of our common humanity have come to be understood and communicated. 

Our Work

The Centre for Free Expression engages the public in dialogue about the importance of artistic expression and supports artists when there are attempts to restrict or suppress their work. The Centre is particularly interested in how social media contributes to the fragmentation of society and the chilling of artistic expression.


Upcoming Event

Comedy, Free Expression & Social Justice

Charlie Demers - In Conversation with Tara Henley​

Past Event

Canadian Authors and Books: An Endangered Species?

Panelists: Drew Hayden Taylor, Pilar Martinez, Barb Minett, Jim Lorimer

Moderator: Victor Rabinovitch

Past Event

Anti-Black Racism and the Theatre

Philip Akin - In Conversation with Luke Reece

Past Event

Beyond Conflict: Theatre and the Art of Embracing Controversy or Dissonance

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation with Robin Sokoloski

Past Event

Shakespeare: A Playwright for our polarized times?

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation with Carolyn Sale