Art and creative expression fuels democratic discourse. The menu below contains resources to help you better understand how the First Amendment protects artistic expression, learn about relevant cases and take action against art censorship.
If you feel your right to speak, think or create is under threat, we’re here to help.
Featured Resources for Artists
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|A Manual For Art Freedom||Visual Art|
|Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy||Visual Art|
|Art and Culture Censorship Timeline||Visual Art, Video Games|
|Student Artistic Expression||Visual Art, Schools|
|1990 Wolf Trap Conference on Academic Freedom & Artistic Expression Statement||Higher Education, Visual Art|
|Depictions of Animal Cruelty: NCAC's Amicus Curiae Brief in U.S. v. Stevens|
|What Can I do to protect free speech now: Tools for activists||Censorship, Violence|
|NCAC Backgrounder: A Primer on Sex, Sexuality, and The Law||Nudity & Pornography|
|The Struggle for Civil Rights and the First Amendment||Political Dissent|
|Making Art After September 11th: the ART NOW archive||Visual Art|
|Decency, Arts, and the First Amendment: The Case of Rudy Giuliani||Visual Art, Nudity & Pornography|
|Symbols Into Soldiers: Art, Censorship and Religion||Visual Art, Religion|