Dissident Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara Handed Prison Sentence – ARTnews.com

Artists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel Castillo Pérez received sentences of five and nine years in prison, respectively, following trials in Cuba. Their imprisonment has drawn condemnation from international human rights groups, who accused the Cuban government of retaliating against the artists’ involvement in protests over the falling standard of life on the island. … Read more

Cuban Dissident Artists Face Trial Next Week, Human Rights Groups Say – ARTnews.com

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, a Cuban dissident artist, is set to stand trial in a Cuban court at the end of the month, human rights groups announced on social media today. Otero Alcántara, a visual artist and member of the San Isidro Movement, a collective of artists and dissidents fighting censorship in Cuba, was arrested … Read more

France announces €1m fund for Ukrainian and dissident Russian artists

The French government has announced a relief fund of €1m for fleeing Ukrainian artists and cultural workers in an initiative that will also apply to dissident Russian artists. A statement from the culture ministry said that, under the scheme, artists and arts professionals and their families will be eligible for residencies for a period of … Read more