European Arts and Human Rights Network

The Smashing Times Resource and Advice Service is implemented by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and consists of:

  • European Arts and Human Rights Network
  • Artist Professional Development Programme
  • European Resource and Advice Service on the Arts for Equality, Human Rights and Diversity – Multi-Media space providing information, resources and services
  • Creative Arts for Health and Well-Being Hub
  • European Arts and Human Rights E-Learning and Training Space

The European Arts and Human Rights network will be a key part of the Smashing Times Resource and Advice Service. Smashing Times are in the process of building an online digital arts platform to house the European Arts and Human Rights network. Members can join and set up their own account and be included in our membership directory. Network membership is open to artists, arts organisations, Human Rights defenders, Human Rights Organisations, citizens and communities

The aim of the Smashing Times European Arts and Human Right network is to enable artists and arts organisation to connect with each other on-site and online and with industry decision makers and to keep up with trending topics, news and events related to the arts, equality and rights. The network provides a platform for artists and arts organisation to connect with communities in relation to building connections and establishing arts and equality projects, creating an interactive, online space to meet, share and work together and to showcase the work to a wide audience. Membership is open to artists, citizens and communities who are interested in using the arts to promote equality, human rights and diversity. 


  • Raise awareness of work of Smashing Times and key artists
  • Promote, advise and inform, the work of Artists and communities who use art to promote human rights. 
  • Secure core funding for network activities

Services will include:

  • Three online meetings per year for online networking and exchanges. Provide opportunities for artists and communities to highlight their work, do regular call-outs for presentations, abstracts and samples, and hold discussion forums on topics decided by members and on the current situation of Arts and Human Rights, recommendations to EU.
  • One Face-to-face Arts and Human Rights networking day at the annual Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival – yearly meeting in person in Dublin to provide opportunities for artists and communities to come together to share work and experiences and network with talks, exhibitions, performances. 
  • Notification for news and events
  • Two free tickets per year to ticketed events
  • Journal of Arts and Human Rights – once yearly
  • Access for network members to resources developed by the Centre 
  • First option to book training – fees apply
  • Mentoring workshops 

Sign up for membership here.