THE FREEMUSE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021:
Convened in Violation of the Freemuse Charter

December 7, 2021

🟥 Freemuse has been, in our view, by far the most important non-governmental organization in the world, within the sector working with artistic freedom and freedom of expression for artists. Freemuse has been a spearhead, trendsetter and inspirator in the sector, and a decisive factor in improving the situation of many individual artists.

This is now under serious threat. 

The Freemuse Executive Committee has, through the way of running the organization, including a lack of control over the former Executive Director’s financial and administrative dispositions, and through convening a General Assembly in violation of the organization’s charter, seriously jeopardized the reputation and professional standing of Freemuse, and seriously endangered the the organization’s financial funding base. 

This morning the Chair and General manager of Safemuse, Anders Hovind and Jan Lothe Eriksen, has forwarded a letter to Freemuse’s coming General Assembly on Saturday 11 December, pointing out that that the convening of the General Assembly is in blunt Violation of the Freemuse Charter, concluding in the following: 

– In view of these serious breaches by the Executive Committee of the Freemuse Charter, this General Assembly Meeting cannot be accepted as lawfully convened.

The letter suggests the following:

– This meeting elects a new Interim Board consisting of three [3] members that does not contain members from the existing Executive Committee. This Interim Board is instructed to prepare and convene a new General Meeting in accordance with the provisions of the Charter, § 4.2, no later than the end of May 2022.

Safemuse encourages all members of Freemuse to attend the General Assembly and support this motion.

https://freemuse.org/news/support-freemuse-and-have-a-say-in-our-work/

Full letter enclosed

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