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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.

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Operates in Africa

Artwatch Africa (AWA)

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Lobbying and Policy Development
  • Directories
  • Grants
  • Residencies
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Target demographic
  • People Living in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • People Living in North Africa
Guidelines of assistance

ArtWatch Africa posts links to partners providing opportunities for those working in all creative mediums, including visual arts, theater, and crafts. A frequently updated list of grants and residencies is available.


Artwatch Africa aims to empower cultural practitioners across Africa as well as influence governmental thinking and social perceptions around the arts. The organization provides training for coordinators on themes of artistic freedom.

Last updated Aug 30, 2019
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