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Artists take risks for all of us. Explore a global network that’s ready to help.

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If you are an artist at risk seeking assistance, please check the "I need urgent assistance" box.

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.

If you are an individual or an organization looking to connect with ARC but do not need urgent assistance, please fill out the form to get in touch with us.

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Protect Defenders.EU

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Emergency Funds
  • Housing
  • Regional Assistance
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

ProtectDefenders.eu delivers a fast EU response to support human rights advocates at risk. The emergency grants ensures that human rights advocates can access and implement urgent security measures to protect themselves, their family, and their work.


ProtectDefenders.eu is the European Union Human Rights Advocates mechanism established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. It's led by a consortium of 12 NGOs active in the field of human rights.

Last updated Jun 02, 2020
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