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

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Artistic Freedom Initiative

  • Services offered
  • Immigration and Legal Services
  • Target demographic
  • Refugees and Asylees
Guidelines of assistance

Assistance is offered to artists who are persecuted for expressing their opinions through their work or are facing censorship. Portfolio required for application. Artists already living in the USA who want permanent residency are welcome.


The AFI is a group of human rights activists, lawyers, academics, and artists working together to advance and promote artistic freedom and peaceful dialogue through art. The organization provides legal support services for artists seeking to relocate to the USA.

Last updated Jun 05, 2020
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