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Public Call for Artists at Risk

2022-04-14 16 countries
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ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a network-based organization that works at the intersection of human rights and the arts. The AR Pavilion is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual artists, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies,” and curating related projects. Artists at Risk (AR) is a global institution that is rapidly expanding. It has developed AR-Safe Haven Residencies in 20 locations in 16 countries, expanding on its established residency program in Helsinki. Despite the fact that Artists at Risk (AR) was the first residency program of its kind dedicated to the visual arts, it has always accepted applicants from other fields such as film, theatre, and dance. AR remains unique as an international network of residencies with close curatorial support. As a global advocate for art practitioners at risk, it is developing a horizontal network of AR-Safe Havens around the world in collaboration with partners and other networks.

Brief Description

This public call for Artists at Risk (AR) is open, and applications can be submitted at any time. Art professionals who face severe repression of their freedom of expression, persecution, or politically motivated threats to their individual freedoms may apply. Please submit an application only if you are in severe danger.


Those artists who are frequently subjected to ongoing persecution, relocation, unjust imprisonment, torture, or death threats. Selection Criteria: Artist at Risk-Residents are chosen based on application materials and background checks conducted with the assistance of specialists from the relevant regional and international fields of arts and human rights.References such as consultations with AR-Advisory Committees of potential hosting AR-Residencies are also important. Required Document: Scan copy of your passportPortfolio or sample of works CVPlans for residency (if accepted)Information of 2 references Applicant’s signature scan

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Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

Safe Haven in AR A residency typically includes an apartment or studio, a monthly living allowance, travel, visa, and insurance expenses, as well as a limited budget for production and legal expenses.Each residency, on the other hand, has its own set of requirements. Families may be able to benefit from some residencies.

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Artists at risk visa

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