African Artists at Risk

Opportunities for Temporary Shelter and Relocation

Threats to both creativity and freedom of expression are on the rise globally, with Africa as no exception. As a result, artists, journalists and human rights defenders are seeking out shelter or safer locations in order to escape harm. However, the support systems currently in place predominantly relocate at-risk African artists to Europe and North America, which poses an additional set of social, cultural and economic challenges. This report thus attempts to understand the experiences of artists from African countries and investigates the successes and challenges of developing temporary shelter and relocation initiatives based on the continent. It is accompanied by a concise summary document.



Year of publication: 2021
Author: Kara Blackmore
Type of publication: Studies and inputs
Topic: Protection and Relocation, Art, Civil Society
Edition: 1
Pages: 65
Series: ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy – a Martin Roth-Initiative publication
Art. No.: 7078

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