We accept urgent applications at any time

AR welcomes applications from all over the world. We will make every effort to find translation for eligible applicants. We are working on providing our web-pages, and the application form, in several languages. Submissions are possible in all major languages.

Our first PUBLIC CALL is now open and available in English, Arabic, Turkish and Spanish.

Due to the new translations, the deadline has been EXTENDED to June 15, 2017.
Nevertheless, we accept urgent applications at any time.

We welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals, rather than as asylum seekers or refugees. Art practitioners at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply here. AR-Residencies enable practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives.

AR-Safe Haven Residencies usually include an apartment or studio, a monthly living grant, travel, visa and insurance costs and a limited budget for a production and legal costs. Each residency, however, offers different conditions. Some residencies can support families.

Application Procedure

Download and complete the application form found HERE.

Submit the completed form and all supporting documents here. You may upload one .zip file or several individal files (in which case make sure to number and put your name/initials in each of the filenames).

Alternatively, you may send your application materials to (PGP-encryption available). See Secure Communications

You can submit your application in all major languages. We prefer English, however, as all applications will be translated in English for the Jury. It also creates costs and time delays. If you can, please submit your application in English.


An international jury will select AR-Residents to be granted short or long-term residencies. The jury will be selected by the co-directors of AR in coordination with the Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot)
Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief,
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Savvy Contemporary/Curator-at-large,documenta14)
Helge Lunde (Executive Director, ICORN)
Julie Trebault (Artists at Risk Coalition, PEN America)

Artists at Risk (AR) is a Perpetuum Mobilεzation

Co-Founding Directors: Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky (in alternating order)
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Email: (PGP-encryption available)

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