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UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Please note that the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is not a grantmaking program and is unable to assist artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, because we recognize the growing effect that the pandemic is having on artists, we have compiled a growing list of resources for artists affected by COVID-19 and hope that you may find assistance there. Please refer to the "Stories" page to find the list. If you are an artist or cultural practitioner otherwise at risk because of your creative practice, please follow the directions below to contact us.

Please fill out the form to get in touch with us. Submissions are encrypted and ARC understands that your communications are confidential. ARC does not provide direct services, but we will do our best to refer you to organizations that do. You can also find help by exploring our network of resources.

Your message is end-to-end encrypted and will be marked as urgent. You have the option to write this message in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. Expect a reply within 72 hours.

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ARC has hundreds of partners in its network. If your organization works in the arts or offers resources that artists at risk can avail themselves of, then we encourage you to join the ARC network, even if serving artists at risk is not your stated mission.

Current Opening

ARC is seeking a highly organized regional representative in Africa.

Become an intern

ARC seeks interns three times a year, in Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Interns should be passionate about human rights, artistic expression, and serving artists at risk. When internships are open, they will be posted here and on PEN America's website.

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Receive updates about the struggle for artistic freedom and the plight of individual artists. Tell artists you know about the many resources available to them. Share stories about individual artists and the challenges they face. Spread the word via email, social networks, and messaging platforms.


Your contributions provide unrestricted operating support, helping endangered artists receive resources that can keep them safe, healthy, and free to practice their craft.

Support ARC’s mission by making a tax-deductible donation online through our secure server or send a check to:

Artists at Risk Connection
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

We are grateful for donations of any amount, from individuals and organizations. No amount is too small.

For institutional inquiries or further information, please contact Julie Trébault, director of the Artists at Risk Connection.

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