Michael Mai

Berlin-based attorney Michael Mai coordinates advocacy before the German government on securing artists’ entry into Germany. Mai has 14 years of experience as an attorney practicing civil and contract law in Berlin. Mai has also lectured and taught legal seminars for over ten years. During his legal clerkship, Mai worked at the Academy of Arts, …

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Yama Rahimi

Yama Rahimi will serve as AAPP Europe’s first resettlement coordinator, assisting artists with German visa applications and providing holistic resettlement support. Rahimi is a contemporary artist from Afghanistan. He has a bachelor of film directing from the Faculty of Fine Art at Kabul University, and he is currently in the last year of his MA …

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Gracie Golden

Gracie Golden serves as AFI’s Senior Officer of Relocation and Resettlement, providing resettlement support across programs.


Ashley Tucker serves as AFI’s Co-Executive Director, leading the planning and implementation of its programs, operations, and legal services for at-risk artists.


Zelo Safi serves as AFI’s Senior Attorney, Immigration & Human Rights, providing legal services for at-risk artists from around the world. 


Zanya Andrade Fitz serves as AFI’s Programs & Operations Coordinator, implementing mechanisms of strategy, research, and support for AFI’s  programs and operations.