Artists at Risk (AR)

Artists at Risk​ (AR) is a new institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies” and curating related projects.

Our first public call is now open. Rather than as asylum seekers or refugees, we welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals. AR-Residencies enables practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives. Art practitioners at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply here. An international jury will select AR-Residents to be granted short or long-term residencies.

Scope
Artists at Risk (AR) is designed as an institution of worldwide scope. Visual artists will be AR’s primary focus, although other creative intellectuals—such as theatre and film practitioners – or others that need assistance beyond what can be provided by organisations such as PEN, SafeMUSE or Freemuse, may find placement at AR. Indeed, the musician Ramy Essam, “the singer of Tahrir Square”, was our first AR-Resident. As part of a collective effort with its many partners and networks, including PEN-America (ARCoalition), ICORN (The International Cities of Refuge Network) and new funding opportunities, AR is taking the first steps towards establishing a type of PEN for visual artists at risk.

AR-Residencies

AR-Safe Haven Helsinki, operating under various titles since 2014, is co-organised in cooperation with HIAP-Helsinki International Artists Programme, and is funded by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office.

AR-Safe Haven Athens will receive its first AR-Resident in spring 2017, funded by the EU “Re-Build Refuge Europe” project. AR-Athens has developed out of local partnerships, and was part of Athens Biennale 2015-2016.

AR-Safe Haven Berlin is being launched in 2017 as part of the same EU project, and is hosted in partnership with SAVVY Contemporary.

AR-Saari Residence/Saastamoinen Foundation includes two months on the west coast of Finland, followed by a one-months stay in Helsinki.

AR at Wysing Arts Centre (near Cambridge, England) is launching a dedicated 3-month AR-Residency in 2017.

AR at the Nordic Black Theatre (Oslo) is hosted by one of the Nordic Region’s oldest transcultural performing arts institutions.

AR at Free Home University (Lecce, Italy) is funded by Musagetes, Canada.

AR-Resistance Residency (Provence, France) commemorates the underground resistance fighter Lisa Fittko (guide to Walter Benjamin) and resistance work worldwide.

Further residencies are in the process of joining this growing network.

Advisory Board

Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot)
Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief, Hyperallergic.com)
Helge Lunde (Executive Director, ICORN)
Julie Trebault (Artists at Risk Coalition, PEN America)

The European Parliament honoured Perpetuum Mobile with the European Citizen’s Prize for AR, and Safe Haven Helsinki won the Annual Art Act Award in 2016.

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http://artistsatrisk.org/

Co-Founding Directors: Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky (in alternating order)
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Email: artistsatrisk@gmail.com (PGP-encryption available).

PLURIversity: ”Gender: Human” by Shieko Reto at the Nordic Culture Point

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SHIEKO RETO – Long-term resident Artist at Risk at Safe Haven Helsinki

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Ramy Essam back in Finland at Safe Haven Helsinki

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Perpetuum Mobilen turvaresidenssimalli laajentuu Eurooppaan EU-tuella

Re-Build Refuge Europe -hanke on saanut EU:n Luova Eurooppa -ohjelman erillishaussa 200 000 euroa rahoitusta. Sen osana Perpetuum Mobile ry:n turvaresidenssimalli laajentuu Eurooppaan. Tunnustuksena työstään Perpetuum Mobile vastaanotti 12.10. Euroopan parlamentin myöntämän Euroopan kansalaisen palkinnon. Turvaresidenssejä järjestetään poliittisen vainon kohteena … Lue loppuun

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Safe Haven Helsinki wins Annual Art Act award !

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Documentation: MOBILE TALK by Erkan Özgen

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MOBILE TALK by Erkan Özgen

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Erkan Özgen: Artist talk on the 19th July 2016

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Erkan Özgen, Kurdish artist from Eastern Turkey, is the latest PM/HIAP Safe Haven Helsinki resident at Suomenlinna. 

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Perpetuum Mobile / Artists at Risk WINS the EUROPEAN CITIZEN’S PRIZE

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