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.


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 interdisciplinary core and elective courses. Two such courses are offered by our CHRA Fellows, who also develop workshops and other co-curricular activities for the MA students. Learn more about the MA in Human Rights & the Arts and our inaugural Fellows.


The Fall 2021 CHRA Talk series kicked off with Coco Fusco discussing the new strategies and continuous struggles of Cuban “artivists” advocating for civil rights.

12:00 pm EST on October 4th via Zoom 

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s live audiovisual essay on reincarnation as a medium for justice.

12:00 pm EST on November 1st via Zoom 

Githa Hariharan’s autobiographical account of how the creative process navigates power structures at

12:00 pm EST on November 15th via Zoom 

Sayak Valencia’s examination of “the livestreaming regime” in the U.S./Mexico borderlands


“Food Politics” is the theme of this semester’s CHRA Digital Commissions.

12:00 pm EST on October 8th via Zoom

Don’t miss artists Brian Lobel and writer Season Butler sharing recipes as well as insights on history and healing during the launch event for Only God Can Make Tomato Sauce

12:00 pm EST on December 6th via Zoom

Join us for the launch of the second Digital Commission Tastes of Loss by dancer, choreographer, and cook Alexandre Paulikevitch.


CHRA offers an array of opportunities to support activists, scholars, and artists doing important work at the intersection of art and human rights.

Fellowships for 2022–23
We are now inviting applications for two one-year research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts.

Faculty & Student Grants
CHRA is now accepting applications for grants to support OSUN faculty’s research projects and course development during Spring 2022
In Spring 2022, CHRA will also provide grants for students at OSUN institutions pursuing a variety of initiatives at the intersection of human rights and the arts.

Visit our opportunities page for more information.


Renovations are underway for CHRA’s new headquarters at the old Soap Factory in Red Hook, NY. The building will house offices, classrooms, MA student studios, and a multi-use exhibition and event space. We can’t wait to meet our neighbors and welcome you there.

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