A Safety Guide for Artists

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When an artist first faces risk, there are not a lot of roadmaps: the experience can be incredibly isolating and disorienting. ARC - Artists at Risk Connection’s A Safety Guide for Artists explores topics such as defining and understanding risk, preparing for threats, fortifying digital safety, documenting persecution, finding assistance, and recovering from trauma.

Tips and strategies were drawn from testimony of artists who have faced persecution, including Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera, Lebanese singer Hamed Sinno, American visual artist Dread Scott, and Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, as well as the research and expertise of ARC’s vast network of partners.

The guide is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian and it can be downloaded as a PDF or read on the ARC website.