Previously a filmmaker, Fredrik Elg now specializes in issues concerning democracy, inclusion and freedom of speech, specifically in the arts. He has worked with ICORN cities of refuge for the Swedish Arts Council, Malmö City and partnered with several global organizations working with democracy and artistic freedom.
Fredrik has conceptualized and launched the Safe Haven network for creative professionals under threat. He is one of the founders of the non-profit organization Safe Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT). He has studied arts, journalism and social studies at Lund University, Malmö University and at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
He spearheaded the feasibility study for a new Swedish National Museum for Democracy and Migration in Malmö 2016, whereafter he co-managed the launching of the Museum of Movements (MoM) in Sweden – the result of the feasibility study. He is presently active as a strategic developer for democracy and human rights for the Malmö City Libraries.
He is also commissioned to develop an institute for oral storytelling for UNESCO-accredited Land of Legends in Småland, Sweden. He is an active member of PEN Sweden/Malmö, a board member of Swedish ICOM and is proud to have recently been appointed a board member of Women Chapter International (WCI).