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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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ICORN - International Cities of Refuge Network

  • Services offered
  • Safe Housing
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Fellowships
Guidelines of assistance

To apply for an ICORN residency, you are required to complete the ICORN Residency Application Form. It is important that you provide all the information requested in the form. For security reasons, all information will be treated confidentially.


The International Cities of Refuge Network is a group of cities that provides residency to artists of any stripe whose lives are being threatened. To date, 63 cities have signed up for the network, bringing aid to 121 artists. A list of residencies is provided for artists who cannot be approved.

Last updated Jun 02, 2020
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