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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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Digital Defenders Partnership

  • Services offered
  • Grants
  • Emergency Funds
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

Incidental Emergency grants provide rapid support to journalists, human rights defenders, NGOs, activists, and bloggers who face urgent digital emergencies because of their online presence.


The Digital Defenders Programme's mission is to provide emergency support to human rights defenders in need, be they bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, human rights defenders, or any other civil society activist. DDP also aims to build capacity for emergency responses, which it does through a grant program.

Last updated Sep 12, 2017
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