Open your home, interact locally, start a residency!
Millions of refugees are in, or on the way to, countries all over the world. Often with traumas, physical or mental injuries. We can do things in our countries. From collecting clothes, toys, hygiene articles to support them, invite them to concerts, to hang-outs. Check out any initiatives around you in the civil society. It could be your local sports club, church, any membership organizations, but also volunteer groups dedicated to help refugees. A few examples below.
NB! There is also a fast rising need for housing. Do you have a space, room, spare house? Check out how the coordination works in your country. In Sweden coordination goes through Migrationsverket.
Musikcentrum Öst is part of the SWAN network (under Artist at Risk) and we are running a residency project in our office for Ukranian refugee artists. Mail us (kim[at]musikcentrumost.se) for more info. If you are an artist and want to apply, go to artist at risk (below).
Artist at Risk
- global network for artist residencies where you can apply as an artists or offer, residency, or support the network.