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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.

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Operates in Africa

African Human Rights Network (AHRN)

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Residencies
  • Workshops
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Regional Assistance
  • Language Classes
  • Target demographic
  • People Living in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Human Rights Defenders

Guidelines of assistance

AHRN has several types of trainings for human rights defenders in the region, as well as the Shelter City temporary relocation program in Dar es Salaam and Benin. Those interested in applying must fill out an application.


AHRN facilitates, through various activities, the promotion, protection and capacity building of Human Rights Defenders and human rights organizations in the Great Lakes region, and thus strengthens the role of Civil Society in the region. AHRN seeks a better Great Lakes Region without any human rights violations.

Last updated Apr 01, 2020
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