Applications Invited for Artist Protection Fund 2021

Applications Invited for Artist Protection Fund 2021

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Apply By: 05 Jun 2021

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About the Organization:

Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach. Their vision is a peaceful, equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas and greater understanding between people and cultures. Today, IIE proudly supports flagship educational and cultural exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, in addition to government, corporate and foundation programs.

Artist Protection Fund 2021

The Artist Protection Fund draws upon the unwavering commitment that the Institute has demonstrated for over 100 years to preserve lives, voices, and ideas from around the globe. With support from the Mellon Foundation and with the participation of many arts organizations worldwide, IIE developed the Artist Protection Fund to fill a critical unmet need by providing relief and safe haven to artists on a large scale, and for extended periods.

Eligibility Criteria:

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.

They encourage applications from women and members of ethnic, racial, cultural, or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their fields.

Please direct any questions to APF@iie.org.

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