Roskilde Festival Gives 1,5m DKK Grant Over Three Years—Freemuse Calls For Artistic Freedom Defenders
On Friday, 5 July Freemuse and Roskilde Festival announced their partnership in protecting freedom of artistic expression at the Roskilde Festival 2019. The partnership includes 1,5 million Danish Kroner grant over three years and launches a call for Artistic Freedom Defenders to mobilise freedom of artistic expression actions.
Freemuse Executive Director Dr Srirak Plipat said: “Freemuse is proud to partner with Roskilde Festival over the next three years. The festival has a strong legacy and reputation of supporting human rights and all arts and we look forward to sharing this mission with attendees, artists and allies.”
Freemuse now launches a call-to-membership campaign for Artistic Freedom Defenders globally at artisticfreedomdefenders.org. Building the Artistic Freedom Defenders network requires a robust membership base. Launching this call-to-membership with Roskilde Festival provides unique access to art lovers from all around the world.
Membership is now open at artisticfreedomdefenders.org.
Roskilde Festival Head of Programme Anders Wahrén said: “Artistic expression is something many of us easily take for granted, but censorship is something many people all over the world have to live with on a daily basis. What Freemuse are doing is incredibly important, and we really believe that we can change things with this partnership.”
Read Roskilde's Press Release here.