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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 globally

Artists at Risk (AR) - Perpetuum mobile

  • Services offered
  • Residencies
  • Safe Housing
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Disciplines
  • Visual Artists
  • Musicians
  • Target demographic
  • Survivors of Torture and Trauma
  • Refugees and Asylees
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Migrants
  • Detained Persons
  • Emergency assistance

Guidelines of assistance

Artists at Risk (AR) welcomes applications for their residencies from art-practitioners from all over the world. AR makes every effort to find translation for eligible applicants. Submissions are possible in all major languages.


AR is an institution focused on human rights in relation to cultural practitioners, providing persecuted artists, writers, critics and scholars with residencies and professional support. This well-established program has been operating under various titles since 2013. It is co-organised in cooperation with HIAP – Helsinki International Artists Programme. It is supported by funding from the City of Helsinki Cultural Office.

Last updated Nov 22, 2019
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