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

I am at risk

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.

I am at risk

Operates globally

Scholars at Risk

  • Services offered
  • Training
  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Fellowships
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Emergency Support
  • Research Opportunities
  • Target demographic
  • People Living in the Middle East
  • People Living in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • People Living in North Africa
  • People Living in Europe
  • People Living in Latin America
  • People Living in East and South Asia
  • People Living in Oceania
  • Refugees and Asylees
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Migrants
  • People Living in Central Asia
Guidelines of assistance

We are most successful in finding temporary research-based and teaching positions for threatened scholars with advanced degrees and significant academic experience. We are unfortunately not able to assist students.


Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions committed to promoting academic freedom and protecting threatened scholars. SAR arranges temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in its network for scholars facing grave threats to their lives, liberty, and well-being. SAR also engages in advocacy and monitoring activities around issues of academic freedom.

Last updated Jan 04, 2020
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