Deadline: 1 December 2016
The Institute of International Education (IIE) together with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is currently inviting artists and arts organizations, for its Artist Protection Fund (APF), a three-year pilot program, making life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from around the world, and place them at host universities and arts centers in safe countries where they can continue their work.
Any threat of persecution or violence due to an artist’s practice, identity, or beliefs would qualify fo this program. This includes intimidation, harassment, repression, censorship, unjust punishment and violence arising out of an artist’s work, and/or exercise of her/his fundamental human rights. APF may also make a limited number of awards to artists facing general insecurity, instability, or civil conflict that affects the whole population of a country or region.
With funding from the Mellon Foundation and with the participation of many arts organizations from around the world, IIE developed the Artist Protection Fund to fill a critical unmet need to provide relief and safe haven to artists on a large scale and for extended periods.
- Artists from any country and artistic discipline may qualify. Applications are reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces. Preference is given to artists who:
- are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or artistic practice in their home countries or countries of residence;
- demonstrate accomplishment and promise in their artistic practice;
- will benefit their home and/or host communities.
- Applications from women and members of ethnic, racial, cultural, or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their fields are encouraged.
How to Apply
Those interested, may apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Artist Protection Fund.