Art and Oppression

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The ARI Art and Oppression Initiative aims to strengthen freedom of expression, combat censorship and support a multifaceted engagement with issues related to freedom of expression, censorship, race, and representation. This series of funded multi-year programs launches in 2022 with the bi-annual Slug Press Freedom of Expression Student Comics Competition;  a Visiting Artist program, Superheroes + Other Misfits; a themed graduate student teaching fellowship; and support for student research that engages with topics related to the Art and Oppression theme. For more information about funding opportunities associated with the Art and Oppression initiative, please visit the ARI grants page. The ARI Art and Oppression Initiative was launched in 2021 by Faculty Director Dee Hibbert-Jones with generous seed funding from Jim Gunderson and Peter Coha.


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