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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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Martin Roth Initiative - MRI

  • Services offered
  • Grants
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Fellowships
  • Research Opportunities
Guidelines of assistance

Martin Roth-Initiative facilitates and funds temporary relocation for artists at risk and cultural actors to Germany or to third countries. They also commission research on relocation and protection.


Martin Roth Initiative protects artists who are committed in their home country to the freedom of art, democracy, and human rights. Successful candidates are provided with a monthly scholarship and temporary residence in Germany or third countries with a duration of 12 to 24 months. The program puts an emphasis on collaboration with the cultural scenes and local civil society in the host countries, so those scholarship holders are enabled to promote their professional development.

Last updated Jun 04, 2020
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