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

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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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  • People Living in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Human Rights Defenders
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Guidelines of assistance

A 24-hour support line is available to human rights defenders needing emergency assistance. Please call +256-783-027-611 or fill out the secure contact form on the website.


DefendDefenders, known as The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Advocates Project until 2015, protects human rights defenders in the African region, focusing its work on Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (together with Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Resources for various types of defenders (e.g., LGBTI and human rights) are available on the website, as well an emergency hotline for human rights defenders.

Last updated Jun 02, 2020
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