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Artist Protection Fund
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Artist Protection Fund

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The Artist Protection Fund (APF) is an initiative of the Institute of International Education, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The APF makes fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of practice, and places them at host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their work and plan for their futures.

Criteria

IIE-APF welcomes inquiries from threatened artists directly or from individuals or institutions nominating threatened artists for support. APF is for artists who are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence.

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.

IIE-APF also welcomes inquiries from institutions around the world interested in hosting threatened artists. Hosts can be academic institutions, arts residencies, cultural centers, performing arts organizations, or artistic communities. Hosts will be required to match the fellowship support financially or through in-kind contributions that may include housing, studio space, materials/supplies, and other support from their networks.

Benefits

The APF makes fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of practice, and places them at host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their work and plan for their futures.

Apply

Applications and submissions are typically considered any time throughout the year, on a rolling basis. Candidates meeting APF qualifications will be considered by the APF Selection Committee at least two (2) times per year. Decisions will be announced approximately two (2) weeks after each Selection Committee Meeting.