Arterial Network lends support and expertise to lobby governments for change, using international instruments to develop the national legal framework.

Through its Artwatch Africa project, dedicated to the recognition and promotion of artists rights and freedom of creative expression, Arterial Network has brought public attention to arts advocacy through the release of the original song Droit de Vivre (2015) and a free e-book compilation of poems, essays and short stories, titled How Free is Free? Reflections on Freedom of Creative Expression in Africa (2016).

Similarly, Arterial Network regularly organizes workshops to empower artists and other professionals across the sector with knowledge about artists’ rights, freedom of creative expression and protection from repression.

In October 2017, Arterial Network revitalized its Cultural Policy Task Group (CPTG) which advocates for the effectiveness of ratified conventions and promotes good governance throughout the creative sector.