Artists at Risk Connection > Regional Representative for Latin America - Consultancy

PEN America, a non-profit organisation working at the intersection of literature and human rights, seeks a talented, energetic, and highly organised regional representative in Latin America for its Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) programme, a support system for artists facing threats as a result of their creative expression. This is a part-time consultant position and can be based anywhere in Latin America.

The successful candidate will grow and strengthen a dynamic regional network in order to ensure that ARC’s partners are diverse, representative and responsive in this region.

The Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) manages a coordination and information sharing hub that supports, unites and advances the work of organisations that provide assistance to artists at risk of persecution globally. ARC’s mission is to improve access to resources for artists at risk, enhance connections among supporters of artistic freedom, and raise awareness about challenges to artistic freedom.

The Regional Representative will:

  • Give advice, devise strategies, and lead local outreach as ARC develops its network of assistance for persecuted artists.

  • Support urgent assistance efforts by the ARC team by referring artist cases to international support and connecting artists to local and regional resources.

  • Promote opportunities for the local arts community to have a global impact and for the international network of organisations to support artists at risk more locally.

This is a consultant role that would be suitable for an individual who is already quite active in their own artistic or human rights community, is interested in developing their own regional network, and is excited about the idea of shaping and initiating more international projects and collaborations. The position requires a minimum one-year commitment.

Deadline: 6 December 2019.

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