Your Contributions Help Artists Create Without Fear

Artistic Freedom Initiative is proud to support at-risk artists as they continue necessary and beautiful conversations through their work. Thus far in 2023, AFI has taken on the cases of over 950 artists and their dependents through our direct-service programs and projects, including Pro-Bono Legal Services for At-Risk Artists, Resettlement Assistance, Artists for Social Change, the Afghan Artists Protection Project (AAPP), and the Iranian Artists Support Project (IASP) pilot.

Your support makes the case for artistic freedom…literally! With a contribution of just $20, you enable our team of dedicated lawyers, researchers, immigration experts, and arts professionals to avail of a half-hour of translation services necessary for filling out visa application narratives. 

Artists deserve to create without fear – the world will be a more beautiful place for it. Help us make the case for artistic freedom today.

We are grateful to our generous institutional donors, including:

Artistic Freedom Initiative’s programming is made made possible by: the SDK Foundation for Human Dignity,  the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the American Muslim Fund, the Ford Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the MOSAIC Network and Fund, the Darby Foundation, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, and the DJ McManus Foundation.

Your donations make our work possible.

How do your contributions sustain AFI’s work and support the artists in our network?

 AFI is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

Photo credits: Nosrat Tarighi, Thom Goertel, Jonathan McPhail, Sachyn Mital, Garreth Smit.