On June 2, 2021, artists Dina Brodsky, Savannah Spirit, and Spencer Tunick hosted a conversation to share advice on how to tag, contextualize, or modify artwork on Instagram so as to improve its chances of not being removed.

The webinar is part of Don’t Delete Art, a gallery, resource center and campaign advocating for artistic freedom on social media. NCAC is a member of the coalition leading the initiative, which also includes PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), Freemuse, Article 19, International Arts Rights Advisors, and the IBEX Collective. 

While the coalition continues to advocate for changes to social media companies’ policies on artistic expression, artists still struggle every day to navigate complex, shifting and often opaque terms of service and appeals processes. Don’t Delete Art’s artist resource center offers guidance about how to understand and work around existing community guidelines when publishing art on social media platforms, using information sourced from published community guidelines and resources from Instagram and Facebook, as well as from artists’ direct experiences with social media censorship.

View the conversation:

Artist Spencer Tunick has been documenting the live nude figure in public space since 1990. He has organized over 100 temporary site-related installations that encompass dozens, hundreds, or thousands of volunteers, and his photographs are records of these events. He is a co-founding curator of Don’t Delete Art. He can be found on Instagram at @spencertunick. 

Savannah Spirit is a photographer, curator, and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her fine art nudes are often banned on social media (@savannah.spirit_). She is a co-founding curator of Don’t Delete Art.

Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist miniaturist, painter and curator. She is also a social media influencer and has over 415,000 followers on Instagram (@dinabrodsky).