The Arts Centre, the Producers, the Festival and the Human Rights Charity

In 2021, Fly The Flag highlights Article 19 – the right to freedom of opinion and expression. It will culminate with the release of a new film, Fly The Flag For Human Rights, created by young people across the four nations of the UK


How did the collaboration come about?

Fly The Flag is an ambitious new project created by choreographer Oona Doherty alongside 4 artists.

It is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities which celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share.

Fly The Flag launched in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), with artist and activist Ai Weiwei commissioned to design a flag as a symbol for Human Rights.

Since launching 100s of arts organisations, schools and charities have displayed the flag across the UK and creative opportunities have been programmed, and children and young people have learnt about and celebrated Human Rights. The flag is central to the campaign and continues to be flown in recognition of our Human Rights, as an act of both celebration and defense.

Each year we invite you to Fly The Flag for human rights. From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people come together to celebrate and remember that human rights are for everyone, every day.


In order of importance, please choose the relevant factors that contributed to the success of this project?

Response to need
Response to COVID-19
The 'big' idea
Social impact
Delivery of Project
Combination of skill sets
Combination of participants
Volunteer support
Existing relationships
Available funding