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In The Round

SMART: Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre
a series of conversations on creativity, culture and context

In partnership with India Foundation for the Arts
Funded by the International Relief Fund of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and other partners

#1: Fear, Funding and Freedom of Expression: Artistic Freedom in 2020

The term ‘artistic freedom’ is often treated like an abstract concept. What does artistic freedom mean now, when many freedoms are under threat? This panel will review artistic freedom in relation to the process of creating and presenting art; the influence of supporters and collaborators on it; and the legal framework within which it is practised. We’ll also discuss the obligations of artists in exercising artistic freedom as well as the risks and consequences while doing so. And ask, what support systems can artists count on? How can artists build stronger networks of solidarity?

Aditi Mangaldas (dancer, choreographer)
Bose Krishnamachari (artist, curator)
Purva Naresh (playwright, director) and
Sambhaji Bhagat (activist, playwright, balladeer)
in conversation with Vinutha Mallya (journalist, editor)

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