Launch of the Artist Protection Fund

newsThe Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announce the launch of the Artist Protection Fund (APF).

The Artist Protection Fund is a three-year pilot program that will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in safe countries where they can continue their work.  Hosts will be requested to match fellowship supportthrough contributions that may include housing, studio space, art supplies, and other support from their networks.  This new program builds upon IIE’s nearly 100 years of support for threatened scholars, including the work of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, which has, since 2002, provided fellowships to enable over 600 threatened scholars from 53 countries to escape from harm and continue their work in freedom and safety.

We call upon universities, arts centers and arts organisations around the world to join in this important effort and we very much welcome your participation and support.

Further information, the full press release and to express interest in nominating or hosting threatened artists:
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We also welcome applications for the APF Project Director position, which is full-time and based in New York.  CLICK HERE  for a job description and how to apply.
Institute of International Education (IIE), 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA 



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