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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 MENA

Artistic Freedom Center

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Grants
  • Exhibition and Performance Opportunities
  • Research Opportunities
Guidelines of assistance

Emergency Legal Defense Fund provides financial grants to artists that are unfairly detained or persecuted for producing or distributing their work by authoritarian governments. AFC produces White Papers on countries who unfairly persecute artists.


The Artistic Freedom Center is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that takes a stand for artists who are unjustly silenced, intimidated and censored around the world. AFC works toward a world where artists everywhere can freely express themselves; where all people can access and appreciate the concepts communicated through creative expression.

Last updated Oct 06, 2017
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