CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Arts vs Disinformation

๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—— ๐—จ๐—ฆ ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ! We are looking for up to 7 artistic or creative projects.

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Many governments in our region are engaging in disinformation campaigns to twist truths, conceal wrongdoings, and punish whistleblowers. We try to fight disinformation, but our platforms are often limited by laws that prevent citizens and human rights defenders from speaking truth to power. Are there more innovative and creative ways to respond to this challenge?

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง

Innovation for Change – East Asia is presently undertaking a research and publication project on disinformation initiatives by governments, titled โ€œ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎโ€.

You are invited to respond to one of the reports provided by us, which cover the disinformation campaigns in the following countries or territories: ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ผ, ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ, ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฎ.

You may respond to the disinformation research through visual art, music, film, performance, or any form of creative arts.

Each selected project will be awarded ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐——๐Ÿญ,๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ to bring it to fruition. There will be an online Arts Vs Disinformation Festival in the fourth quarter of 2020 to feature all the artworks, performances, and presentations.

๐—ช๐—›๐—ข

๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ง๐—ข: ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜€, ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ., ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ, ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ (๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป) ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ.

You can join as individuals, organizations, or collectives; you may collaborate with individuals, organizations, or collectives from other countries in East Asia (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and the countries of Southeast Asia, plus Timor-Leste, and West Papua).

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If interested, please email i4c.eastasia@protonmail.com with โ€œArts vs Disinformation Proposalโ€ in the subject header.

Upon receiving your initial expression of interest, we will provide a summary of the research papers and thematic overviews. Once you indicate your preferred country, region, or theme, we will furnish you with the actual report and the application form.

In the form, you can then indicate which country specific report or regional thematic issue you would like to respond to, what is the nature of your proposal, who are your collaborators, a reference to previous work, etc.

For enhanced security, you are advised to set up a ProtonMail account for all communications on this project.

๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ (Again)

1. To empower artistic and creative responses towards governmentsโ€™ disinformation campaigns and contribute to the creation of spaces for diverse peoplesโ€™ responses.

2. To enable collaboration between research, activism, and the arts to strengthen civic spaces.

3. To contribute to public knowledge and understanding of disinformation, especially how governments are using it to undermine civic space and democracy in East Asia.

๐—ช๐—›๐—˜๐—ก

Deadline for submitting your proposal is the end of Monday, 12 October 2020 (11:59pm Manila time).

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