The Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), PEN America’s newest initiative, is an online collaborative project encompassing more than 500 global organizations that provide resources that can help save the lives of threatened artists. Through this online hub artists and organizations alike now have a clear, easily navigable website from which to network or seek further assistance. ARC is a supportive environment, where artists can “connect,” fostering progress towards positive change in human rights.
Resources available for threatened artists include: fellowships, emergency support, housing, training, and advocacy, among others. ARC is committed to improving resources for artists at risk, enhancing connections among supporters of artistic freedom, and raising awareness about artistic freedom.
You can learn more about ARC’s work on their website. Most importantly, if you know any artists in need of urgent support, please encourage them to fill out the encrypted form by clicking on “Connect with us” on ARC’s website!