Artists' Voices

To support the creation of this guide, ARC interviewed thirteen artists who have experienced or are currently experiencing persecution and censorship because of their work. The in-depth interviews lasted approximately one and a half to two hours and explored the artist’s career, activism, and experiences coping with risk and finding assistance.
Conducting firsthand interviews enabled ARC to ascertain what the lived experience of risk is like, what tactics artists use to counter threats, what forms of support help most, and what forms of support remain lacking.