The Center for Ethics and Writing is developing academic and community partnerships with colleges, arts and human rights organizations, and other institutions of higher-learning. The Center is currently supporting faculty and administrators in developing Center-supported programming and courses at at the Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library, as well the Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership in Harlem. The Center will be working with the Bard Prison Initiative to develop an MA program in public humanities for incarcerated students.
In partnership with PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection, the Center is developing a nonresidency based program for international writers and artists whose freedom of expression is under threat. Artists supported by the fellowship will play a pivotal role in the Center’s work to promote the necessity of free expression and will have their work, and the threats they face creating and disseminating it, made increasingly visible. As artists and writers whose work has come under direct threat from state and nonstate actors, the fellows supported through the Center will, when possible: visit courses supported through the center; present at least one public lecture at a partner institution on the relationship between their artistic practice and threats to their freedom of expression; and participate in conversations and interviews with students for the Center’s journal and digital platforms.