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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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Protection International

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Professional Networks
  • Lobbying and Policy Development
  • Regional Assistance
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

Protection International's programs help defenders manage their protection effectively and convince other individuals and institutions with a stake in the protection of human rights defenders to maximize their positive contributions.


Protection International provides tools and strategies to people who defend human rights in order to protect themselves. It supports individuals, organizations, networks, and communities whose rights to defend human rights are being violated through threats, judicial harassment, stigmatization, or other forms of repression.

Last updated Jan 04, 2020
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