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.


Past Event

CFE Film Series: Citizenfour


United States – Laura Poitras

Past Event

CFE Film Series: Mapantsula

Director: Oliver Schmitz

Past Event
Past Event

CFE Film Series: Harlan County U.S.A

Director: Barbara Kopple

Past Event

Cultural Appropriation

Discussants: James Cullingham, Jani Lauzon, Duncan McCue 

Moderator: Rachel Giese

Listen to the CBC Ideas broadcast based on this panel.