Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Founded in 2017, the Arts Rights Justice Austria is an open networking platform concerned with artistic freedom and its protection. It is open to all interested actors dedicated to a democratic, non-discriminatory and participative view. It functions as a central point of contact, exchange and awareness-raising for matters concerning artistic freedom in Austria. Since the beginning of 2019, the open network platform Arts Rights Justice Austria has been developing a monitoring tool aiming at the systematic documentation of violations of artistic freedom in Austria, in order to understand the current state as well as changes in conditions better, to make those more visible and to be able to recognise and communicate trends and tendencies. Objectives: • Contact and exchange point: networking for individual participants and exchange of ideas on artistic freedom in Austria and internationally. • Connection to the international network Arts Rights Justice Europe • Documentation and monitoring of infringement of artists’ rights in Austria • Awareness-raising • Observation of legal developments in Austria and in the EU
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Since 2017, over 20 events, networking events and workshops on artistic freedom and its limitations have been realised. On April 4, 2017, Lilian Fellmann presented the “Arts Rights Justice EU Working Group” and its monitoring toolkit. Based on the exchange of experience and knowledge, a monitoring system has been developed in 2019, which was reviewed in an expert workshop on December 6, 2019.