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AR-Kraków at Nośna Foundation

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to welcome Nośna Foundation, a non-profit art gallery and independent art space in Kraków, Poland, to the network of AR-Safe Haven Residencies. The residency is co-financed by the City of Kraków. As part of the … Continue reading

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Lapinlahti welcomes Artists at Risk (AR) / Perpetuum Mobile (PM)

The new PM / AR Commons Space, Studio and Office in Lapinlahti We are more than glad that over the past period members of Lapinlahden Lähde have kindly welcomed Artists at Risk (AR) as part of the Lapinlahti community. After … Continue reading

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Lil Baliil releases new track Corona to protect African community

  2 June 2020 Afro-Pop musician and AR-Resident Lil Baliil has recorded a new song, Corona, to encourage Somalis and fellow Africans to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19. Alarmed by reports that the Somali community has been hit disproportionately … Continue reading

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Welcoming Artists at Risk (AR) Resident Ibrahim Jawabreh

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to welcome Palestinian artist Ibrahim Jawabreh as an AR-Resident. This short-term residency is funded by the AR Covid-19 Emergency Fund, created to support artists at risk who face threats to their freedom or safety … Continue reading

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Welcoming Benjamin Abras to AR-Tunis

Benjamin Abras is an Afro-Brazilian artist, dancer and performer whose work explores black culture and the restrictions placed upon the black body. Moving from his first residency period at AR-Tangiers, he is the second resident at the fast-developing Artists at … Continue reading

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Welcoming Rémi Sarmini to AR-Tunis

A warm welcome to Rémi Sarmini as an Artists at Risk (AR) Resident at AR-Tunis! Rémi Sarmini is a Syrian theatre director, actor, educator and founder of the theatre collective Tajroubeh Troupe. He is currently based in Tunis where he … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call for investigation into death of Shady Habash

22 May 2020 In an open letter sent this week to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Artists at Risk (AR) joins PEN America, Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network, and more than 60 partner organizations calling on authorities to conduct a full … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call to President El-Sisi for release of Mustafa Gamal and Galal El-Behairy

On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Artists at Risk (AR) joins cultural rights defenders in a letter to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, calling for the release of web designer Mustafa Gamal and poet Galal El-Behairy. … Continue reading

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Grammo Suspect launches new album: Embrace Diversity

17 May, 2020 On occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 🌈 #IDAHOT #LGBTQ #IDAHOBIT2020, Artists at Risk (AR) sends our Huge congratulations to Grammo Suspect on the release of Embrace Diversity, her album campaigning for justice … Continue reading

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Open letter: human rights and culture groups call for release of Mustafa Gamal

8 May 2020 We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Mustafa Gamal from prison in Egypt. His imprisonment in pre-trial detention is an egregious instance of the Egyptian government’s continuing crackdown on freedom of expression, in violation of … Continue reading

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