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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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Justice and Peace Netherlands - Shelter City Initiative

  • Services offered
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
Guidelines of assistance

Travel and visas of the human rights advocates are arranged and paid for by Justice and Peace. Justice and Peace likewise provides health insurance and is responsible for both the travel and stay of each human rights advocate.


Shelter City is a national initiative of Justice and Peace, in collaboration with Dutch cities, focusing specifically on the protection of human rights advocates. When human rights advocates are under intense pressure because of their work, they can apply for a three-month temporary shelter in one of the eight Dutch Shelter Cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Middelburg, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Tilburg, and Groningen. In these eight cities, about 20 human rights advocates per year can be provided rest and respite.

Last updated Jun 03, 2020
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