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Call for Participants: “Police Aesthetics: Beyond Documentation” Workshop

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Are you interested in the aesthetics of policing? Does the phrase provoke, perplex, disturb, or confuse you? Or does it correspond exactly to the research you are doing?  Either way, OSUN faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on February 3-4, 2023, at the Center for Human Rights & the Arts, Bard College that...
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Applications Open for 2023-2024 Human Rights and the Arts Resident Fellows

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts (CHRA) invites applications for two resident research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts. Scholars and/or artists with teaching experience and a research project are eligible to apply. The 2023–2024 fellowships cover a period of one year, i.e. two academic semesters, from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024….

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Application Now Open: Human Rights & the Arts Fellowships for Academic Year 2023-2024

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts (CHRA) invites applications for two one-year research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts. Scholars and/or artists with teaching experience and a research project are eligible to apply. The 2023–2024 fellowships cover a period of one year, i.e. two academic semesters, from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024....
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“Common Ground” Festival Opens

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The Fisher Center LAB Biennial is a thematic festival that invites and commissions artists to create new works that grapple with some of the most pressing questions of our time. The 2022–23 edition, Common Ground, is a year-long international program focusing on the politics of land and food and taking place on four continents. Tania El Khoury and Gideon Lester have curated a…

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M.A. Students Visit The Met and MoMA PS1

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In Fall 2022, our first-year M.A. students took a field trip to NYC to visit exhibitions and meet with curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) and MoMA PS1.  The trip was part of the first-year students’ core course requirement (HRA 501: The Politics of Interactive Live Art), taught by CHRA Director, live artist Tania El Khoury. Second-year students…

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CHRA Director Tania El Khoury Curates Tashweesh Festival in Tunis, Brussels, and Vienna

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CHRA Director Tania El Khoury recently co-curated (with Bochra Triki) Tashweesh 2022: a festival on feminist practices in Southwest Asia, North Africa, and Europe. The program took place across the three cities of Tunis, Brussels, and Vienna (September 23 through October 15, 2022) and was hosted by L’Art Rue, beursschouwburg, and Tanzquartier Wien, respectively. Tashweesh curated a new commission by artist…

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Margarita Kuchma Project Award Selects Winners

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The Margarita Kuchma Project Award selection committee has named two final winning projects: “The Columbia Project” and “Project MA3: Masanse Na Mayouthman (From Violence to Co-existence).” “The Columbia Project” is a multimedia arts mentorship collective where incarcerated artists are given the opportunity to define their own voices. The project is led by Bard Annandale students Anna Schupack ’22 and Sarah…

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CHRA Announces Fall 2022 Public Programs

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 lineup of webinar talks, in-person panels and a film screening. Tuesday, September 6, 5:30pm ET In-person panel: Out of Place: Three Writers on Fiction, Language, Exile, and Utopia Nuruddin Farah, Ilija Trojanow, and Aleksandar Hemon Wednsday, September 7, 5:30pm ET In-person lecture:…

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CHRA Team Member and Artist Adrienne Truscott Receives Fringe First Writing Award for “Masterclass”

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CHRA’s Adrienne Truscott recently showed and performed in MASTERCLASS, a collaboration between her and Dublin theatre-makers Brokentalkers, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The work received a Fringe First award which recognizes outstanding new writing premiered at the festival. Established in 1973, the Fringe Firsts are recognized all over the world and are the most prestigious theatre awards at the festival….

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CHRA Announces Its 2022-23 Residential Fellowship Recipients

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College (CHRA) announces the appointment of Sabine El Chamaa and Lara Fresko Madra as its 2022–23 resident research and teaching fellows. This year’s applicant pool was competitive and diverse, featuring over fifty candidates from sixteen countries, demonstrating the richness of the contemporary landscape of research on and practice in…

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CHRA’s MA Program Visits Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX

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In Spring 2022, our first cohort of MA students traveled to the Fusebox International Performing Arts Festival in Austin, Texas. The trip was part of the student’s first-year core course requirement (HRA 504: Collaborations & Community), taught by CHRA Director, core faculty, and artist Tania El Khoury. Over the span of four days, MA students attended eleven different shows that…

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The Margarita Kuchma Project Award

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In loving memory of our MA student Margarita Kuchma, who was a Smolny College graduate, a PIE student at Bard, and part of CHRA’s inaugural cohort in the OSUN M.A. in Human Rights and the Arts, the inaugural Margarita Kuchma Project Award was announced by the Human Rights Project at Bard College in February, 2022. Margarita was a talented artist…

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Spring 2022 News & Public Programs

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Read our latest newsletter here.(Copied below). To sign up to our newsletters, please add your register here. TALKS Our public program began with choreographer Bhenji Ra reflecting on her body-centered practice to approach community, prison abolition, permaculture, and radical trans love. Omar Al-Ghazzi (London School of Economics) moderated the event. Friday, Feb. 25, 12pm EST via Zoom Taking (A)part: Human…

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CHRA Awards Grants to Twenty-Three OSUN Students & Faculty Members

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This January 2022 CHRA completed selections for our 2021–22 Faculty Research Grants and Student-led Initiative Grants competitions, two of our annual grant competitions. We are pleased to announce that CHRA has awarded a total of twenty-three grants to faculty and students across nineteen OSUN institutions in these two most recent grant competitions. Awardees will use their grants during Spring and…

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CHRA Announces Spring 2022 Public Programs

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard is pleased to announce its Spring 2022 lineup of in-person and webinar talks, digital commissions launches, film series, and a virtual activists panel. Friday, February 11, 4pm EST Webinar talk: Everything at Once: Permaculture, abolition, and trans love Bhenji Ra Friday, February 25, 12pm EST Webinar talk: Taking (A)part:…

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Call for Fellowships (AY 2022-2023)

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Deadline: January 10, 2022 The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for two one-year research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts. The positions are open to individuals working in a variety of fields where human rights and the arts intersect, including artists, curators, researchers, scholars, writers, filmmakers, advocates and activists. The fellowships cover…

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Virtual Info Sessions for MA Application Process

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As our Center begins to accept applications for our second cohort for the M.A. in Human Rights and the Arts program (Deadline: 10 January 2022), we will be holding several virtual info sessions throughout the month of November 2021. This announcement will be regularly updated to reflect news sessions. The following virtual information sessions are open to the public: Tuesday,…

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CHRA Fall Program, News & Opportunities

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Read our Fall 2021 newsletter here (copied below). To sign up to our newsletters, please add your register here. MA & FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS LAUNCHED Our new Human Rights & the Arts master’s program at Bard College has begun. The inaugural cohort is comprised of artists, curators, activists, and researchers from eleven countries. The two-year program, with ample need-based funding, offers…

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Call for Proposals: OSUN Student-led Initiative Grants

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Deadline: November 19, 2020 The OSUN Human Rights & the Arts Center at Bard College invites applications for micro-grants to students pursuing campus- and community-based initiatives in human rights and the arts. The goal of this grant program is to support students at OSUN institutions who seek to create or extend projects in human rights and social justice, particularly those…

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Call for Proposals: OSUN Faculty Research Grants

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Deadline (Extension): November 19, 2020 The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for faculty research grants at the intersection of human rights and the arts. The Center seeks to confront the current practical and conceptual challenges of human rights discourse by stimulating new ways of thinking, developing new strategies of activism and engagement, incubating new relationships…

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CHRA Announces Fall 2021 Public Program

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard is pleased to announce its Fall 2021 lineup of talks series and digital commissions launch events. This term, four artists and activists from around the globe share their practice reflecting on human rights and the arts intersect in their work. CHRA will also publish two digital commissions responding to...
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The Entire First Season of CHRA Digital Commissions on View for the Remainder of the Summer

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We are pleased to announce that all four of our first season of CHRA Digital Commissions are now available for online viewing. This Spring 2021 series included four artists from around the world [Leil Zahra Mortada, Marikiscrycrycry (Malik Nashad Sharpe), Emilio Rojas, and Sethembile Msezane] using a variety of media to reflect on the notion of “invisibilities.” Each artist selected…

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CHRA Announces its 2021-22 Fellowship Recipients

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and Arts at Bard College is pleased to announce that Nadine Fattaleh and Oscar Humberto Pedraza Vargas have been selected as the inaugural (2021-22) recipients of the Center’s fellowship in human rights and the arts. The fellowship aims to support outstanding engagement in human rights and the arts by scholars, artists, and activists. Fellows…

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Tania El Khoury and Ziad M. Abu-Rish Interviewed by Hyperallergic

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The online arts publication Hyperallergic recently featured CHRA core team members Tania El Khoury and Ziad Abu-Rish. In conversation with Katie Kheriji-Watts, they discuss their relocation from Beirut to Bard College and how their previous art and research projects inform CHRA’s overall vision, including its flagship MA in Human Rights and the Arts Program. The interview highlights the duo’s shared…

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Call for Fellowships (AY 2021–22)

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for two one-year research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts. The positions are open to individuals working in a variety of fields where human rights and the arts intersect, including artists, curators, researchers, scholars, writers, filmmakers, advocates and activists.

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Call for Proposals: Faculty Research Grants in Human Rights & the Arts (2020-21)

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for research support from faculty pursuing projects at the intersection of human rights and the arts. The goal of the grants is to support OSUN faculty research—including scholarly research, investigation/documentation, and research-based art practices—and to strengthen the connections between colleagues at different OSUN institutions.

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Call for Proposals: Grants for Student-led Initiatives in Human Rights and the Arts

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The OSUN Human Rights & the Arts Center invites applications for micro-grants to students pursuing campus- and community-based initiatives in human rights and the arts. The goal of this grant program is to support students at OSUN institutions who seek to create or extend projects in human rights and social justice, particularly those with an artistic dimension, that are based…

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