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Artists take risks for all of us. Explore a global network that’s ready to help.

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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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Aid A - Aid for Artists in Exile

  • Services offered
  • Grants
  • Awards
  • Fellowships
  • Regional Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Disciplines
  • Visual Artists
  • Filmmakers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Musicians
  • Target demographic
  • Emerging Artists
Guidelines of assistance

Aid A awards scholarships to individual artists who through their creative work continue championing democracy and human rights in their home countries.


Aid A – Aid for Artist in Exile helps artists from anywhere in the world who are persecuted in their home countries for standing up for freedom of expression, human rights and democracy, and as a result are being prevented from carrying out their creative work in the areas of theatre, fine art, literature, film and music. The artists are often forced to leave their countries and built up a new existence in exile.

Last updated Jun 04, 2020
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