Artist Safety Hosting: A Discussion on Practice


September 19, 2019


30 Irving Place, New York, NY 1000

Event Details

Presented by the New York City Artist Safe Haven Residency Coalition in partnership with Goethe-Institut New York, this panel discussion celebrates the launch and publication of a new user guide titled Artist Safety Hosting: A Guide to History, Ethics & Practice. Co-written by Artistic Freedom Initiative and, with support from our New York City Artist Safe Haven Residency Program coalition, the launch and publication of the guide mark the graduation of our residency from prototype to program.   

The guide offers reflections on the history, ethics, and best practices of artist safety hosting in New York City and elsewhere, tracks the development of our coalition led residency program, and includes a section dedicated to legal assistance for at-risk artists.   

Featuring guest speakers and panelists including Tania Bruguera, Francis Greenburger, Laura RaicovichPrerana Reddy, Todd Lanier Lester, Ashley Tucker, and Rashwan Abdelbaki, discussions at the event will address the evolution of “safe havens” and residency programs for threatened international artists. In dialogue with individuals across the worlds of arts, culture, philanthropy, and non-profits, we acknowledge those who have nurtured and supported the growing field of artist safety hosting at a political moment when it is more critical than ever.   

Copies of the guide will be available at the event. Light refreshments will be served. 

Photography by Gareth Smit

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