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  • 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 [email protected].

Open Call for Ukrainian Hosting Institutions: Apply Here

  • Join in solidarity! Become a member of the AR-Network in Ukraine! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via: [email protected].
  • Open Call для мистецьких центрів, культурних інституцій та арт резиденцій! Подайте заявку тут. Приєднуйтесь в знак солідарності! Станьте членом мережі AR в Україні! Якщо у вас виникли запитання, будь ласка, не соромтеся зв’язатися з нами за адресою: [email protected]

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 [email protected].

Open Call For Ukrainian Roma artists at risk: Apply Here

  • The best way to receive our help is to fill in the form. If you have any difficulties, however, please contact us at [email protected]
  • Akharipe karing e Romane Artisturja save si ando Risko. Keren aplikacia kathe. O maj lačho modo te šaj džutisaras tumen si te pheren i forma kaj si phangli maj opre. Te si tumen orsavo pharipe, rugisaras tumen te roden amen ko emailo: [email protected]
  • Конкурс для ромських митців, які перебувають в небезпеці. Заявки приймаються за посиланням. Зв’яжіться з [email protected], якщо у вас виникнуть додаткові запитання чи сумніви.

RUSSIAN artists and cultural workers at risk: 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: [email protected]

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:  [email protected]

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: [email protected]
  • 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 (there may be some old information, due to the delay in translations from the original language of the respective Call):


Arabic العَرَبِيَّة

Turkish Türkçe

French Français

Bangla বাংলা

Portuguese Português

      Russian Русский язык

      Belarusian Беларуский

Hindi हिन्दी

Farsi فارسی

Ukraine-war related

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 via forms:
Please note that a Google email account is necessary to apply via the forms. This guarantees that all information is transferred within Google, and hence a high level of security is guaranteed. If you do not have a google email, register a new one here. Please do not request access to the form – it is open for filling in.

Highest level security:

Create an account on Element on Matrix to enter into secure communications with AR (see Secure Communications)  Alternatively, write from a Protonmail account to this Protonmail account: [email protected]

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


AR-Residents are selected on the basis of multiple criteria. Background checks on all information may be 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 of relocation from AR, 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.


Artists at Risk (AR) is a Perpetuum Mobilεzation

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