DiEM Voice is the place where art and politics meet: a space for artists to share and make their voice be heard
As the arts and culture platform of DiEM25, DiEM Voice exists as another vital mode of communication between the grassroots members, activists and artists alike. We believe that art has the power to act as a crucial driving force, in order to deliver and inform the movement’s policy and message and to intensify the fight to democratise Europe!
We are launching our first open call to all creatives in DiEM25. Participate by using your artistic talents and join DiEM25’s fight to demand freedom of Julian Assange!
Voice is the space for creatives to collaborate, develop cultural policies and explore how artistic expression can contribute to DiEM25’s political agenda and actions on the ground.
Our mission is to see that art and culture is extended to all corners of DiEM25. Our two main focuses are to build new DiEM Voice initiatives (campaigns, projects or events) and give DiEM25 activists the creative support they need to make their campaigns more visible and powerful.
Be part of imagining a new creative future
COVID-19 has had devastating effects on the creative sector, leaving many artists struggling to find the necessary support in terms of health and financial aid. Voice provides the opportunity for creatives to join together and imagine a new creative future. A future for the arts which is designed to challenge the old mechanisms of production and education. One that creates community and calls for inclusivity and sustainability during and post COVID-19.
Open Call: Raise your voice for Assange
After the ongoing court case to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, the verdict given by British judge Vanessa Baraitser was that Assange should not be extradited on charges of espionage and computer hacking, due to potential suicide risk. The given reasoning only reinforces the serious threat to freedom of the press and effectively legitimises the case made by the US state department. Despite the court ruling and irrespective of the dangers to his health, Julian Assange remains in Belmarsh Prison after being denied bail. In response to the urgent need for his release and until he is granted freedom, it is vital that we as artists in DiEM25 show our support!
We are seeking work from all artistic disciplines, whether it be performance, poetry and prose, music, paintings or drawings. Your contribution would be part of an ongoing online exhibition, to go live in the middle of March, coinciding with the launch of DiEM Voice’s Website. The deadline to feature in the exhibition launch is 15 March, by 5 PM CET.
Please send your submissions to [email protected].
Find out more details about how to submit your work below.
Other ways to get involved
Tune into DiEM Voice TV! Voice now has its own monthly slot on DiEM TV, hosted by playwright and director Maja Pelević. Starting from 15 February at 20:00 CET with the first guest, Marko Marković. Learn more about DiEM TV here.
Join and start discussion with other creative members in the DiEM Voice area of the Forum. Here you will also find announcements of our upcoming actions and coordination calls.
You can get in touch with us directly at [email protected].