Culture for Ukraine

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Artists are one of the most vulnerable groups of society during the war as they don’t have any opportunity to continue their working practice and sometimes even fulfill their basic needs. In the list presented below, you can find information about various foundations and other organizations which are providing support to artists from Ukraine who stayed in their homeland, as well as those who fled to various European countries. Here you can find options for individual financial support, mobility and residency programs, cultural programs, work search instruments and scholarships and educational offers.

Please note that the options presented below are being updated in accordance with the current situation and may change.


FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

REGULAR CULTURAL EVENTS FOR UKRAINIANS OF ALL AGES

Theatres

  • Divadlo Minor, Prague
    • NEčtení (NONreading). An interactive fairy tale-reading event for Ukrainian children aged 6 to 9. Reservation necessary – book HERE.
    • NEdivadlo (NONtheatre). A regular drama class led by theatre directors from Kyiv and Kharkiv for Ukrainian children aged 6 to 14. Reservation necessary – book HERE.
    • Contact: nemachasu68@gmail.com (Yevgenia Fedorova)
  • Divadlo S+H, Prague
    • Tickets for Ukrainian citizens for a symbolic 1 CZK; applies for all weekday plays before noon.
    • Contact: info@spejbl-hurvinek.cz
  • Divadlo Na Zábradlí, Prague
    • Now offering added tickets for plays to Ukrainian fine arts students under the initiative founded by DAMU.
    • The theatre regularly offers accommodation for “emergency sleepovers” to Ukrainian families and small groups, who have just arrived in the Czech republic or who are currently looking for permanent accommodation.
    • Contact: nazabradli@nazabradli.cz
  • Švandovo divadlo, Prague
    • Offering free entry for Ukrainian fine arts students and teachers based on an agreement with DAMU.
  • Karlín Music Theatre, Prague
    • Offering unsold tickets for children’s plays to Ukrainian families.
    • Contact: objednavky@hdk.cz
  • Divadlo pod Palmovkou, Prague
    • Offering discounted tickets to Ukrainian fine arts students.
  • DOX – the Platform for Contemporary Art, Prague
    • Open workshops for Ukrainian children aged 6 to 15 – every Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm.
    • Contact: skoly@dox.cz
  • Czech Dance Platform, Prague
    • Free tickets for plays at Ponec Theatre; free entry to the public Contemporary dance lessons, to the Children’s Studio, and the Motion and Vocal workshops for the elderly.
  • National Moravia-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava
    • Tickets to all plays for Ukrainians for a symbolic 1 CZK until the end of the season. Further recommending interesting plays with no language barrier from the theatre’s repertoire.

Galleries and Creative workshops

  • National Gallery Prague
    • Offering special tours with commentary in Ukrainian.
    • Regular entry fee with a 50 % discount for Ukrainians; applies to all current exhibitions and collections.
  • The Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava
    • Offering free entry to exhibitions, off-programme events, and creative workshops in Ukrainian.
  • In the Footsteps of Statues for Ukrainian children
    • The educational sheet In the Footsteps of Statues (Po stopách soch/Cлідами скульптур) is published in cooperation with the Brno House of Arts, the Brno Architectural Manual and the Tourist Information Centre.

Libraries

  • Student and Scientific Library in Hradec Králové
    • Every Tuesday from 9am to 11am, there are open activities for Ukrainian families with children taking place on the 5th floor. There will be games, an indoors children’s playground, drawing tools etc. – as well as small snacks. There will be an interpreter present.

Museums and Memorials

  • The Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Prague
    • Offering entry tickets to all Ukrainian citizens for a symbolic 1 CZK; this applies to the Historical Vyšehrad exhibition in the Gothic cellar, to the Vyšehrad Gallery, and to the casemates and the Gorlice hall.
    • Offering a discounted entry fee to all in-house events for families with children and to music evenings in the Old Burgrave’s House.
    • Offering free use of the Old Burgrave’s House hall to organized groups of schoolchildren and teachers from Ukraine.
  • Museums for Ukraine
    • Providing information about special events and programme for both children and adults from Ukraine.
    • Contact: kalendarium@cz-museums.cz

Other

 

SPECIAL OFFERS, OPPORTUNITIES, PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • Czech National Agency for International Education and Research
    • Announcing a special call for funding request submissions; these apply to selected events which are part of the Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. The target of the call is allocating financial support to projects reflecting the current events in Ukraine.
    • NGOs, schools, and informal groups are all eligible to put down their request.
    • The deadline was May 5th.
    • The next funding request call is scheduled for October 2022.
  • Culturenet
    • The portal offers both Ukrainian jobseekers and job-providers to put down their requests and offers via a simple form upon successful registration. This form is in English. The offer is mainly intended for artists, culture managers, scientific and technical specialists, and other professionals.
    • Contact: info@culturenet.cz, tel. +420 728 396 667
  • Czech Centers (CC)
    • Offering Czech language integration courses online for free. The course attendees will learn basic communication skills necessary for a swift integration into Czech society. The course is intended for complete beginners, along with optional follow-up courses.
    • Those interested can apply using the online-form available on the ČC Kyiv website.
  • Association of Professional Theatres (APD)
    • Coordinating job offers from Czech cultural institutions and connecting them with the potential jobseekers from Ukraine in cooperation with the Czech Centers. If you know someone looking for work in the cultural sector (artists of all artforms incl. technical support professionals), make sure to contact APD in order for it to share the jobseeker’s application with the necessary institutions.
    • Contact: pomoc@asociacedivadel.cz
  • LINGEA
  • Study in the Czech Republic
    • Providing opportunities for students to attend university in the Czech Republic.
    • Contact: ukrajina@dzs.cz
  • Actorsmap.cz
  • PONEC Theatre
  • Researchers at Risk Fellowship
    • Czech Academy of Sciences is offering internships to scientists from Ukraine.
    • Application deadline: September 30th, 2022.
  • Práce v kultuře pro Ukrajince
    • A public Facebook group used for sharing job offers from various cultural institutions intended for Ukrainian artists and students.
  • Deziluze festival 2022 - open call for Ukrainian artists
    • Alternative festival of all types of conceptual arts (music, theatre, exhibition, performance, workshop…) in and around an old baroque brewery.
    • Offerin a platform for any interesting and progressive project
    • The festival takes place from June 24 to 26, 2022, in Březnice.
    • FB event
  • Prague City Theatres - open call for Ukrainian artists and their collaborators
  • The Konektiv Nights concert series
    • Directing the full attention of the upcoming Konektiv Night (December 2022) to the Ukrainian community
    • Aiming at musicians who have been forced to leave their country due to Russian aggression and have found their (even temporary) refuge in the Czech Republic.
    • Offering a platform for musical creation and networking with the Czech
      music scene, as well as a fee for the performance (including its preparation).
    • Contact: info@konektiv.net
  • The National Theatre - audition for ukrainian female singers
    • The National Theatre Drama is looking for female singers for a small choir to take part in the new production of Eurípidés’ The Bacchae directed by Jan Frič and staged at the Estates Theatre.
    • The show will be prepared from December 2022 till February 2023 (premiered on February 16th and 17th, 2023), and then repeated in blocks of several reruns approximately every quarter.
    • The required vocal range is alto and soprano.
    • The audition will take place in September 2022.
    • Please send your CVs by August 15th, 2022 to Ms. Nina Jacques via e-mail n.jacques@narodni-divadlo.cz.
  • Financial support for ukrainian musicians and their families
    • OSA (Association of composers, lyricists and musical publishers) offers financial help for music authors and their family members who lost their homes or income due to the war.
    • Application form
    • Contact: helpukraine@osa.cz

FROM ABROAD

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
  • European Cultural Emergency Program for Ukraine, EU countries
    • The Culture of Solidarity Fund supports European cultural and solidarity initiatives aimed at Ukraine ,active mainly in the following fields:
      • Maintaining independent (cultural) media reporting and supporting
        transparent, trustworthy and secure (digital) media platforms.
      • Securing and providing cultural areas for protection and refuge within
        Ukraine, as well as areas for refugee artists and cultural professionals
        in exile.
      • Initiating artistic projects and productions which foster hope for a
        peaceful future for Ukraine and all of Europe.
      • Please send a short description of the activities and explicatory
        statement with the requested funding sum
        to cos@culturalfoundation.eu.
  • EMERGENCY ARTIST GRANT, Ukraine Emergency Fund for performative artists in Ukraine, Ukraine
    • A grant for artists in need of emergency assistance in Ukraine for
      securing their safety and the implementation of art projects (financial assistance).
    • Aiming at theatre and dance artist still in Ukraine.
    • Ruban Production ITP providing one-time emergency charitable assistance sum of 8.000 UAH (approximately 250 EUR) to all Ukrainian independent artists (dance and theater) still in Ukraine, at their request.
    • For theatre and dance artist, who are now in Ukraine.
  • Culture of Solidarity Fund – Ukraine special edition, Europian countries
    • Fund supporting short-term or mid-term European cultural initiatives in the following areas: disinformation/misinformation, propaganda filter bubbles, fake news, ongoing war ‘infodemic’ through supporting independent, alternative, and trusted European (digital) media; providing and nourishing safe cultural spaces for individuals fleeing their homes and looking for shelter in exile or in Ukraine; counteracting forces of fragmentation through artistic and cultural expressions that provide hope to withstand the harsh realities of war and to act for a peaceful future of Ukraine and Europe.
    • Aiming at individuals, collectives and organizations from all sectors and the civil society at large.
  • Artists in war, Ukraine
    • Program supporting and encouraging artists to return to artistic work and become voices of the society that is living through the most devastating times.
    • One-time financial support to artists and curators art fields (theater, music, cinema, visual arts) who are active in their sector and can reflect on the time of war in their works.
  • Emergency response for cultural heritage, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe
    • Programme providing “first aid” to cultural heritage threatened by a man-made or natural disasters or conflicts.
    • Offering funding for specific material needs, research missions for identifying cultural emergency relief actions, first aid training for salvaging culture, or raising awareness about the damage to culture and heritage in an ongoing crisis.
    • Contact: cer@princeclausfund.nl
  • Emergency Fund for Filmmakers
    • The fund aims to help filmmakers with small grants of EUR 500, EUR 1.000 or EUR 1.500 to assist in covering temporary relocation expenses, legal and administrative fees (visas etc.), and initial minor but necessary expenses required during the current situation.
    • Contact: contact@icfr.international
  • Scholarships for Ukrainian writers, translators and literary critics from Ukrainian PEN
    • PEN Ukraine offers Ukrainian authors UAH 30,000 to continue their work on artistic projects. 
    • The initiative is offered by the PEN Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation and New Democracy Fund in frames of the Rapid response fund programme.
  • Dance Video Open-call
    • Open Call of dance videos for the "Let the body speak" project. The modern dance platform is launching a digital hub for showing short dance videos created by Ukrainian dancers after February 24th, 2022.
    • Please familiarize yourself with the requirements and send your videos for placement.
      • Videos accepted until August 1st, 2022.
OPTIONS FOR WORK AND ACCOMODATION, EDUCATION AND RESIDENCIES
  • enCast, EU countries
    • Full and free access for Ukrainian actors to the casting resources and jobs to help them find acting work in Europe.
  • International Creator Residency Program, Tokyo
    • Program aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated international creators in the field of visual art, film, design, architecture, and to give opportunities to work in Tokyo.
    • Program offers accommodation and shared studios as well as financial support to allow creators to develop and present new works and ideas in Tokyo.
  • Arts for Ukraine, European countries
    • Program providing artists with individual contacts and institutions with information about shelter, professional, or educational help possibilities.
  • Artists at Risk assistance programme, all countries
    • Providing assistance to artists fleeing from Ukraine. All art professionals with Ukrainian citizenship or residency may apply – including curators, critics, theorists, e.g. – for emergency temporary relocation and hosting.
  • Museums support Ukraine, European countries Funded Emergency Residency for curators, Netherlands
    • European museums network providing options for work placement, studying, scholarships, and accommodation for professionals in the cultural heritage sector. Further providing separate support for museums in terms of salvaging collections on-site and offering storage for collections.
    • Aiming at museums, individual museum workers, and students.
    • Up to 4 persons are welcome in SEA Foundation’s residency work/live studio of 100 m2 in the city of Tilburg (southern Netherlands).
    • Providing sustenance, accommodation and curatorial and artistic practice support.
    • Aiming at curators, curators collective, or a curator/artist duo, who are displaced or fleeing the war.
  • Scholarships for female artists from Ukraine, Poland
    • Staromiejski Dom Kultury and the City of Warsaw offer a scholarship programme for women artists in danger.
  • Accomodation and Work for film industry professionals from Ukraine, Bulgaria
    • Offered by B2Y productions and Nu Boyana film studios.
  • Romanian Solidarity Action for Ukrainian Artists – for artists in the areas of any disciplines, Romania
    • Association of Romanian Contemporary Art Galleries offering accommodation and financial support.
    • Each artist will be supported according to their individual needs. There will be no formal obligations, but the organization is ready to support specific artistic practice in any possible way.
  • Cooperation with the National Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Warsaw
    • National Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw is offering cooperation with Polish cultural institutions to artists from Ukraine now staying in Poland.
  • Mentorship programme for artists from Ukraine, Latvia
    • Latvian Contemporary Art organizations offering support and mentorship to colleagues - artists and culture professionals arriving to Latvia due to the war.
  • Jobs For Designers And Developers Affected By The War In Ukraine, all countries
    • Website providing job opportunities for office and remote work for designers.
  • Study opportunities at Pallas for Ukrainian art students, Estonia
    • Pallas University of Applied Sciences offering possible continuation of studies in the field of art in any department of Pallas.
    • Admission possibilities to enter the spring semester with an individual study plan, or to continue studies in the 2022/2023 academic year via the Erasmus curriculum (single courses) or full-time studies.
  • Creative Shelter, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria 
  • ESCAPE! – Escape as a creative challenge
  • Documenting Ukraine
    • The project seeking to facilitate its work by supporting journalists, scholars, artists, public intellectuals, and archivists based in Ukraine as they work on documentation projects establishing and preserving a factual record through reporting, gathering published source material, or collecting oral testimony – as well as bringing meaning to events through artistic interpretation and intellectual reflection.
      • construction of a complex archive of materials created and collected by project participants, and the presentation of these materials to the public, in cooperation with partner institutions including the Center for Urban History (Lviv)
    • initial phase: one-time project grants of 5.000 EUR
      • awarded via  two possible channels::
        • through recommendation of a member of the IWM community 
        • bythrough open application (see below)
    • contact: ukraine@iwm.at
  • ARTery
    • Ever-growing network of available jobs open to artists and creative industry professionals fleeing war.
    • An independent initiative of ARTmania Festival (Romania), Music Export Ukraine (Ukraine) and Pohoda Festival (Slovakia) aims to provide viable options to counter the effects of war and Covid by redirecting temporarily displaced Ukrainian creative professionals to teams where they are needed and welcome.
  • EU4Culture: grants for professional travels
    • Grants for professional trips:  trip lasting 7-10 days — a maximum of 2.550 EUR; up to 5 weeks — a maximum of 3.600 EUR; up to 12 weeks — a maximum of 5.500 EUR that will cover tickets, accommodation, per diems, registration fees, visa, medical insurance, and PSR tests.
    • The call is ongoing, but the application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the expected mobility start date.
    • Contact: Daria.Moskalevych@goethe.de
  • Ukraine Solidarity Residencies, Finland
    • Residencies and accommodation for Ukrainian and Ukraine-based artists and art professionals affected by the war.
    • The aim of the collaboration is to promote solidarity by establishing sustainable support networks and finding the means for Ukrainian artists to continue their practices.
    • Request Form.
    • Contact: ukraineaid@hiap.fi
  • Histoire de l’art, no. 91: Ukraine
    • The magazine offers authors to write articles about Ukrainian culture. Articles may take on a monographic (devoted to an artist, a region, a city, or even an institution), thematic, or chronological form.They may be written in French, English, Ukrainian, German, or Russian. The “Ukraine” issue will be coordinated by Bertrand Cosnet, lecturer at the Université de Lille; Dominique de Font-Réaulx, editor-in-chief of the journal; and Igor Sokologorsky, director of the series “L’art à l’écrit” at Nouvelles Éditions Place.
    • Deadline: June 15th, 2022.
    • Contact: revueredachistoiredelart@gmail.com
  • Aqtushetii residency, Georgia
    • Residency funding program.
    • The residency will be open from June to September 30.
      • The duration of stay: from 2 weeks to 1 month.
    • In addition: financial support for 2 Ukrainian artists in the context of each of the annual workshops, including “Ceramics”, “Film Photography” and “Experimental Music”.
      • Workshops will take place from July to September.
    • Contact: contact@icfr.international
  • Cultural City, Beauty will return the World!, Italy
    • Theater seminar in Naples.
    • For refugees from Europe, who had to leave their art job because of the War.
    • Providing free accommodation, Italian language studies, and work in Naples (if needed).

If you're aware of similar long-term help for Ukrainian cultural sector professionals or if you're able to provide such help yourself, please reach out to us at ukrajina@idu.cz.

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+420 224 809 169 
judita.hoffmanova@idu.cz

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