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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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Speculative Literature Foundation

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Guidelines of assistance

The Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a writer who is 50 years of age or older at the time of the grant application and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level.


The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) aims to promote literary quality in speculative fiction by encouraging new writers, assisting established writers, and numerous other activities. SLF offers four grants: the Older Writers Grant, the Travel Grant, the Working Class Writers Grant, and the Diversity Grant. The website also offers a host of resources and information.

Last updated Sep 12, 2017
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