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Become a HOSTING ORGANIZATION ! Apply Here

  • We are receiving a large volume of emails, so please wait a few days if you have filled in the form. In case of an emergency contact hosting@artistsatrisk.org.

Artists and cultural workers from UKRAINE: Apply Here

  • We are receiving a large volume of emails, so please wait a few days if you have filled in the form. Only contactact us here in case of an emergency contact ukraine-applications@artistsatrisk.org.

DISSIDENT BELARUSIAN and RUSSIAN artists and cultural workers at risk: Apply Here

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AFGHAN artists and cultural workers: Apply Here

  • We are receiving a large volume of emails, so please understand that because of the frozen visa-policy in many countries – visas are not being issued! – our hands are tied. We are working hard to change governments’ policies. This is our current goal.
  • Other than this, direct financial support for those in Afghanistan can only be offered in exceptional difficult circumstances, as our funds are very limited. In case of exceptional emergency, contact:  afghan-applications@artistsatrisk.org

Artists at Risk (AR) accepts applications from all over the world. Apply here.

  • We are receiving a large volume of emails, so please wait a few days if you have filled in the form.  Contact us here only in case of an emergency: applications@artistsatrisk.org
  • General applicants: please only submit an application if you are at serious risk. Eligible candidates usually face sustained persecution, involuntary displacement, unjust imprisonment, torture or ongoing death threats.

We will make every effort to find translation for eligible applicants. We are working on providing our web-pages in several languages. Submissions are possible in all major languages. Nevertheless, for reasons of cost and speed, we strongly prefer English.

As said, we accept urgent applications at any time. The Public Call is available in

English

Arabic العَرَبِيَّة

Turkish Türkçe

French Français

Bangla বাংলা

Portuguese Português

      Russian Русский язык

      Belarusian Беларуский

Hindi हिन्दी

Farsi فارسی

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. We welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals, rather than as asylum seekers or refugees. Artists and other art-practitioners at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply.

Please note that in all cases, whether short or longer-term residencies, AR’s residencies  are temporary. Artists at Risk (AR) should not be regarded as a government-type guaranteed welfare provider.

Please do NOT apply to Artists at Risk (AR) if you are not at risk and are simply looking for an artist-in-residency. In that case, you can find ample normal residency opportunities here, for example.

Notes on the Application Procedure

Standard level security:
Please note that a Google email accounts necessary because the form uploads attachments to Google Drive. If you do not have one, register here. Also note that you should not request access to the form – it is open.

Highest level security:
Create a Wire account (see Secure Communications), download the Application Form HERE, and send your completed form with all application materials (preferably as a .zip) to the Wire account @artistsatrisk. Alternatively, send your application from a Protonmail account to this protonmail account: perpetualmobile@protonmail.com

NB: The email artistsatrisk[@]protonmail.com is NOT owned by Artists at Risk (AR). Please report any communication from that address to info@artistsatrisk.org. The owner of the address is using it without our permission.

Lowest level security:
If you cannot use the above form you can download the Application Form HERE, and send your completed form with all application materials (preferably as a .zip) to the respective email address given above. (PGP-encrypted emails can still be received at our old address found here.)

Further information on our Secure Communications page.

Selection

AR-Residents are selected on the basis of merit after a series of background checks performed by specialists from the relevant regional and international fields of arts and human rights. References given in the form by the AR-Candidate may be consulted. Short-listed candidates will be selected for a specific AR-Residency by an AR-Selection Committee. Although they can refuse an offer, candidates  cannot be given a choice of specific location for their temporary relocation.

Temporary Relocation Facilities for Selected AR-Residents

Dedicated AR-Residencies usually include accommodation (and in some cases a studio), and a monthly living grant. Travel, visa and travel-insurance and a limited budget for a production and legal costs are also included. Each residency, however, offers different conditions. Some residencies can support families.

Please note that such arrangements are not guaranteed, and may be impossible in times of mass applications, such as in the case of the Afghan and Ukraine crises.

Our Public Call is open at all times, and distributed via all channels. This includes well-known venues in art (such as the contemporary art e-mail lists, such as here and here) as well as multiple other channels, including activist email lists, LGBTQI+ networks, ecological networks, regional, local and specialist human rights listings.

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