This page offers resources for creatives at risk, including organisations that can provide immediate support and emergency residency opportunities.
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Organisations that can offer Support:

Artists at Risk: ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a non-profit network institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at AR-Residencies and curating related projects.

On the AR website you can find information for information for being hosted, being a host and emergency resources.

ICORN: International Cities of Refuge Network: The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

ELIA European Network of Higher Arts Education has created a list of initiatives and opportunities for Ukrainian creatives.

Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) safeguards the right to artistic freedom of expression and ensures that artists and cultural professionals everywhere can live and work without fear.

Artist Protection Fund works to preserve lives, voices and ideas from around the globe.

Safe Muse is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight for artistic freedom. They provide persecuted artists and artists at risk a place to stay and develop their art.

Free Muse is an independent international non-governmental organisation advocating for freedom of artistic expression and cultural diversity.

Emergency Residency Options for creatives at risk:

EMERGENCY STUDIOS IN SWEDEN for artists and curators from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia – This is an emergency residency. No fee to apply. No grant. OPEN NOW. First round until May 31st. Rolling assessment.

UKRAINE: Emergency Temporary Relocation Resources for artists and cultural workers: a list compiled by concerned cultural workers with information and links to relevant organisations offering aid and assistance.

Opportunity for Belarusian and Russain Dissident artists and cultural workers subject to persecution or political threats by Artists at Risk.

Opportunity for Afghan artists at risk seeking emergency support, through Artists at Risk.

Opportunity for global artists at risk to seek support.