AGL has partnered with the Artists at Risk Connection, at PEN America, to improve access to legal services for at-risk artists by mapping 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. These countries include but are not limited to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Egypt.
If you are a lawyer from the above-mentioned countries and you would like to join our efforts to defend artists and artistic freedom, please contact us.