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The Art Borders Project exists to collect reports of artists who have experienced difficulties at borders as a result of their practice or personal situation. The categories for including reports are flexible and may change over time.

Making a report

If you have been the subject of an encounter which you believe fits the above criteria, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You may ask to remain anonymous, and we will hold all correspondence in confidence.

If someone you know has been the subject of such an encounter, please ask them if they would prefer not to make a report, or if they would prefer to make the report themselves. If they would prefer you to make the report, please get in touch with us. You may ask to remain anonymous, and we will hold all correspondence in confidence. We may ask to speak with the person concerned to verify the event.

If you know of an event which you believe should be in our reports, which you think fits our criteria, and third party documentation exists (e.g. a news report) get in touch. We will still seek verification and consent before publishing anything on the site.


We seek to verify each report we receive, either directly with the person who reported it, a trusted contact, or through a third party, including the media. Reports are marked "Verified" or "Unverified" accordingly. Reports marked "Sourced" have been gathered from third party reports.

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these reports, and further investigation should be undertaken before using the project as a source.

We will not divulge anonymous sources.


The Art Borders Project was originated by artists with the support of Rhizome.

We are currently in discussion with a number of organisations and institutions about supporting the project. If you would like to help the project with support in the form of financial assistance, promotion, legal or other advice, please get in touch.


All communications with the project are held in confidence. We advise you to use encryption when contacting the Project.

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