The objective of this project is to carry out a research and planning workshop in Iran with a target group consisting of stakeholders in the fields of music and culture.

The objective of the workshop is to identify and map the situation for artists and musicians on the issue of freedom of expression and the role of music as a tool for social change in a changing Iran and Lebanon. At the workshop we will analyse the needs of the target group in order to design the Democratic Exchange Forum for Musicians and Artists (DXF) which will take place in the fall of 2014.