The Martin Roth-Initiative (MRI) protects artists who are committed in their home country to the freedom of art, democracy and human rights by enabling temporary residence in Germany or third countries for the purpose of protecting those who are being persecuted.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Temporary relocation

Target group: artists*

Operates worldwide 

The Martin Roth-Initiative supports artists and cultural actors at risk by providing financial support for temporary relocation to Germany or within their home region (usually third countries). All funding is channelled through designated host organisations. All MRI scholarships must be provided in collaboration with a host Organisation.

*The Martin Roth-Initiative is specifically supporting artists and other people working in the cultural sector