ECA Art News Briefs

Artist Protection Fund Supports Artists in Conflict Zones

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Artist Protection Fund is a pilot project that offers grants to artists in conflict zones. The $2.79 million fund will target artists who have been persecuted because of their work or beliefs, setting them up with host institutions that will match funding and include support such as studio space, art supplies, and housing for an extended period of time. The selection process is not yet finalized, but the project identifies an unmet need to support artists under threat. Read more here.

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