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.

Resources

Podcast

Are Arts Funders Starting to Define the Art?

Critics have charged that arts funders in Canada have begun imposing bureaucratic rules that compromise artistic freedom.  Join four prominent experts who will explore this issue in a lively discus

Podcast

Seeing Cuba from Behind the Tourist Curtain: An Evening with Filmmaker Enrique Colina

Enrique Colina is an eminent Cuban filmmaker, director and film critic who will share his reflections on Cuba through conversation and film clips.