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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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Operates in MENA

Al Mawred Al Thaqafy - Culture Resource

  • Services offered
  • Residencies
  • Safe Housing
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Travel Funds
  • Emergency Funds
  • Emergency Support
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

The program provides a temporary residency, emergency funds, and mobility funds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only artists, writers and cultural managers from Arab countries can apply.


Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) aims to support artistic creativity in the Arab region and to encourage cultural exchange between intellectuals and artists within this region and abroad. CR mainly provides grants, awards, and training that can be applied for through the website. This nonprofit also holds events for the public to spread awareness of artists in the Arab region.

Last updated Oct 13, 2020
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