For nearly twenty years, the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Arts Advocacy Project has provided targeted assistance to artists and arts presenters facing censorship pressure. Through advocacy and education efforts it promotes public access to artists’ work and supports their ability to freely express views that might be unpopular or controversial. It works with institutions of every size, as well as with individual curators and administrators who are facing pressure to remove artwork or to preemptively cancel events that might cause controversy.
“Our grantees range from small arts organizations with one staff member to major museums, yet they all provide essential resources for artists as well as innovative platforms for critical cultural dialogue. Creative risk-taking is at the heart of this country’s most meaningful social, political, and cultural developments, therefore we are proud to stand behind artist-centered organizations that support experimental practice.”
Joel Wachs, President