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 in several languages. Submissions are possible in all major languages. Nevertheless, for reasons of cost and speed, we strongly prefer English.

Our second public call is now open. The call is available in English, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish and French. As said above, 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

Standard level security:

Please complete and submit the google form found HERE.

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 acccount @artistsatrisk.

Email-level security:

If you prefer to use email, you can download the Application Form HERE, and send your completed form with all application materials (preferably as a .zip) to PGP-encryption is available for this account (see Secure Communications for how to use this).

You can submit your application in all major languages, although we prefer English. All applications will be translated in English for the Jury. Translation creates costs and time delays. Please submit your application in English if at all possible.


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,
Ramy Essam (Musician, known as the “Singer of Tahrir Square, Cairo”)
Helge Lunde (Executive Director, ICORN)
Julie Trebault (Artists at Risk Coalition, PEN America)

Artists at Risk (AR) is a Perpetuum Mobilεzation

Co-Founding Directors: Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen (in alternating order)
Secure chat: Wire or Signal.
Email: (PGP-encryption available)

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