The CANCELLED Arts Programme is a collaborative programme by the international artist-led enquiry Empathy & Risk and Creative Court. It is designed to coincide with, complement and challenge existing notions on statelessness. The programme is hosted by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), under the umbrella of the World Conference on Statelessness in The Hague. Media partner is the International Observatory for Human Rights.

CANCELLED entails a curated programme of on and off-site art-related encounters and activities. Aiming to explore different, creative perspectives on the issue, the programme presents new artworks and creative interventions, initiates an archive for existing art referencing statelessness, and offers pathways for artists, academics and stateless people, among others, to share thoughts and reflections.

Creative Court has been working on the topic of statelessness sinds 2015. In 2019, Empathy & Risk and Creative Court identified statelessness as common priority and decided to link their networks, share expertise and begin a critical dialogue in order to aggregate our impact within the issue.

Empathy & Risk was born out of a conviction that artists’ perspectives have an important role to play in the framing of international, national and institutional responses to threat and conflict. They believe that the capacity of the arts to effectively influence policy development has not been systematically explored, exploited or applied.

For more information about Creative Court, see our intro page.

The World Conference on Statelessness take places in The Hague, from 26-28 June 2019.
For more information about the conference, see here.

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