To help us better achieve our goals, we have built a network of public interest lawyers committed to the delivery of legal services at no fee or at substantially reduced fees to artists of limited means.
Alongside, AGL’s network of pro bono lawyers, AGL has partnered with the Artists at Risk Connection, at PEN America, to improve access to legal services for at-risk artists. We have mapped accomplished lawyers across the globe to create a network which forms a pool of legal experts to which people in the arts field could turn to when in need of legal aid. This is a novel project which attempts to facilitate access to legal help for at-risk artists by connecting them directly to specialized lawyers in their own country. We focus on countries where artists run a high risk of being submitted to censorship, intimidation, and arrest for their creative and expressive activities.