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I am at risk

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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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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