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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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Front Line Defenders

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

Protection Grants can pay for provisions to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders and their organizations, including digital security and communication security or legal fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed.


The mission of Front Line Defenders is to protect human rights defenders at risk. It provides emergency support to those directly threatened, as well as protection grants to organizations and individuals that help to improve security.

Last updated Jun 05, 2020
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