Artists at Risk (AR) has joined forces with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) to offer artistic residencies for Roma contemporary artists, curators, and other art practitioners from Ukraine. Are you a Roma artist or cultural worker at risk from Ukraine? Do you urgently need help to carry on your professional work? If you are clearly at risk, you may be eligible for an “Artists at Risk (AR) Residency”.

An AR-Residency includes:

– Physical relocation to a hosting institution within the AR-Network in Europe. There is also limited availability within Ukraine.

– Being hosted at an artist-in-residency within the Artists at Risk (AR)-Network for up to three months.

– An AR-Emergency Grant to cover living expenses during the AR-Residency.

Apply here: 

For more information, see our homepage:

ERIAC was officially established on 07 June 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The Institute is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe (CoE), the Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Roma Leaders’ initiative – the Alliance for the European Roma Institute. ERIAC has a unique mandate as the first transnational organization for the recognition of Roma arts and culture. The Institute functions as a transnational creative hub, supporting the exchange of creative ideas across borders, cultural domains, and Romani identities. ERIAC highlights the numerous and multifaceted Romani contributions to European culture, talent, success, and achievement, as well as documenting the historical experiences of Romani people across Europe. 

Artists at Risk (AR) is an initiative of non-profit association Perpetuum Mobile registered in Finland since 2013 and works at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR established the network of arts and non-profits, municipalities, states and international organisations to assist, relocate and fund artists who are at risk of persecution, oppression or fleeing war or terror. AR hosted artists in 26 locations in 19 countries globally, prior to the Ukraine war. Recently AR cooperated with the Swedish SWAN network, UNESCO and Goethe Institute. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, currently over 500 hosting institutions have joined the platform across Europe in order to relocate and support the almost 2000 art practitioners at risk from Ukraine.

Also in cooperation with АРКА − Агенція адвокації ромської культури (Agency for the Advocacy of Roma Culture, ARCA).

The programme welcomes contemporary artists, curators, and other art practitioners, with self-declared Roma identity, who are from or have permanent residency in Ukraine. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the decision about the placement is made based on risk assessment and the availability of spaces at hosting institutions. The programme covers the cost of relocation, accommodation and a monthly allowance. The allowance rates are established by the programme depending on the cost of living at the location of the hosting institution. The programme is envisioned to accommodate up to ten AR-ERIAC Residents for a period of minimum three months.

Please complete and submit your application through this form:
The form requires that you fill in all mandatory fields (starred) and upload the required documents. N.B. You do NOT need access to edit this form. Just fill in the blank fields!

Please submit your application in English, Ukrainian or Russian. N.B. The form requires you to log in with a Google-Email account. If you do not have one, or wish to use a new, anonymous gmail account for security reasons, it is very easy to register a new account at The best way to receive our help is to fill in the form. If you have any difficulties, however, please contact us at 


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