Artists at Risk
12 Jul 2023
ARTISTS at RISK (AR) initiated by Perpetuum Mobile ry (PM) is a non-profit organisation active at the intersection of human rights and the arts (501c-3 equivalency). Since 2013, PM has developed AR to become a Mondial network of artistic institutions, non-profits, municipalities, state institutions and international organisations to assist, relocate and fund artists who are at risk of persecution or oppression or are fleeing war or terror.
Prior to the war in Ukraine, AR hosted artists in 26 locations in 19 countries globally. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, approximately 570 hosting institutions have signed up to AR across Europe in order to relocate and support almost 2100 applicants from Ukraine. Parallel to this, almost 600 dissident artists and cultural workers from Russia and Belarus, at risk of persecution, imprisonment or worse, have applied for support.
Read more about the supported initiatives from the Culture of Solidarity Fund: Ukraine edition.