European Music Council
November 04, 2019
Follow up on the Five Music Rights
All Photos by Benjamin Fayolle
The World Forum on Music team would like to thank you very much for your participation and contribution to the 6th World Forum on Music in Paris. It has gone by so fast and we sincerely hope that your attendance was useful, productive and thought provoking.
As a direct follow up to the WFM and the inspiring presentations and speakers, we would like to share with you the following opportunity related to the First Music Right: Freedom of Expression. We encourage you of course to be active in defending and promoting all Five Music Rights in your daily lives and work.
Your World Forum on Music Team
Safe Haven residencies for persecuted art practitioners
Safe Haven residencies for persecuted artists are organized around the world by different organizations and networks. As was shortly mentioned at the WFM, the Finnish Music Council & the Finnish Musicians’ Union are collaborating with the AR – Safe Haven Helsinki residency and SafeMUSE, which is organizing residencies, tours and projects and other opportunities for persecuted artists.
Here is information on the cities that Artists At Risk and ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network, ICORN cities) are organizing. Maybe you will find your city on the lists, maybe you will find a chance to collaborate, invite the artists to the local community and offer your support and networks. We warmly recommend it.
SafeMUSE Safe Music Havens Initiative is an independent non-partisan and non-profit membership association with the main purpose of offering persecuted artists and artists at risk a safe place to stay and work with freedom of artistic expression. SafeMUSE are organizing residencies, projects and tours, and are always in need for partners and funders for good opportunities for persecuted artists.  
Contact: Jan Lothe Eriksen, Project Manager -

Safe Haven residencies for persecuted art practitioners

Co-Directors Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen, contact them at:
AR – Safe Haven Helsinki, Finland
AR – Safe Haven Berlin, Germany
AR – Saari Residence / Saastamoinen Foundation Residency, Finland
AR – Safe Haven Athens, Greece
AR – Wysing Art Centre (near Cambridge), UK
AR – Safe Haven – Provence, France
AR – Safe Haven Catalonia, Spain
AR – Unicorn, Artists in Solidarity, Malmö
AR – Gnesta (near Stockholm) Sweden
AR – Safe Haven Residency Iceland
AR – Safe Haven Rome, Italy
AR – Abidjan, Ivory Coast
AR – Radar Sofia, Bulgaria
AR – Safe Haven Residency Hub, Tunis
AR – Safe Haven Karlsruhe, Germany 
AR – Safe Haven Tangier, Morocco
AR – Safe Haven Belgrade, Serbia
(AR – Safe Haven Paris, France)

Sanni Kahilainen
Secretary General / Finnish Music Council
Head of Communications / Finnish Musicians’ Union
Pieni Roobertinkatu 16
00120 Helsinki

Jan Lothe Eriksen
Project Manager
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