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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.

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Tamizdat Artist Services

  • Services offered
  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Immigration and Legal Services
  • Monitoring and Reporting
Guidelines of assistance

CoveyLaw, Tamizdat's pro bono legal service for performing artists, requires the following documents: proof of employment, performance contracts, a long-term contract with an "employer," authorization, itinerary, and numerous others.


Tamizdat is a nonprofit organization that facilitates international cultural exchange. Through a program sponsored by the National Foundation for the Arts, the organization provides pro bono legal services to those looking for the international performing arts community. Tamizdat's lawyers and law students also collect and analyze data on U.S. visa issues for performing artists.

Last updated Jan 04, 2020
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