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 education 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.

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
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 old baroque brewery and its surroundings.
    • Offerin space to any interesting and progressive project
    • The festival takes place from June 24 to 26, 2022, in Březnice.
    • FB event

FROM ABROAD

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
  • European Cultural Emergency Program for Ukraine, EU countries
    • The Culture of Solidarity Fund supports European cultural and solidarity initiatives with Ukraine which are active mainly in the following fields:
      • They maintain independent (cultural) media reporting and support open, trustworthy and secure (digital) media platforms.
      • They secure and provide cultural places of protection and refuge within Ukraine and for refugee artists and cultural practitioners in exile.
      • They initiate 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 argumentation with the amount requested to cos@culturalfoundation.eu.
  • EMERGENCY ARTIST GRANT, Ukraine
    • A grant for artists in need of emergency assistance in Ukraine for their safety and implementation of art projects (financial assistance).
    • For artists and cultural workers who remained in Ukraine in places of hostilities.
  • Emergency Fund for performative artists in Ukraine, Ukraine
    • Ruban Production ITP provides one-time emergency charitable assistance in the amount of 8000 UAH (approximately 250 EUR) - to each Ukrainian artist of the independent stage (dance and theater), who are 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 will support short-term or mid-term European cultural initiatives in the following three areas: disinformation, misinformation, propaganda filter bubbles, fake news, ongoing war ‘infodemic’ by 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.
    • For individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large.
  • Artists in war, Ukraine
    • Program to support and encourage artists to come back 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 in various fields of art (theater, music, cinema, visual arts) who are active in their sector and have the opportunity to reflect on wartime in their works.
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.
  • Arts for Ukraine, European countries
    • Program providing artisits with information about contacts of individuals and institutions for information about shelter, professional or educational opportunities.
  • Artists at Risk assistance programme, all countries
    • Web site providing possibilities for artists fleeing from Ukraine. All art practitioners from Ukraine or with permanent residency there may apply here, including curators, critics, theorists, etc. for emergency temporary relocation and hosting.
  • Museums support Ukraine, European countries
    • Network of European museum organizations provides options for work placement, studying, scholarships and accommodation for professionals in the sphere of cultural heritage. There is also a separate support for museums in terms of salvaging collections on-site and offering storage place for collections.
    • For museums, individuals working in the museums and students.
  • Funded Emergency Residency for curators, Netherlands
    • Up to 4 persons are welcome in SEA Foundation’s residency work/live studio of 100 m2 in the city of Tilburg (South of the Netherlands).
    • Provides sustenance, accommodation and curatorial and artistic practice support.
    • For curators, curators collective, or a curator/artist duo, who are displaced or who are 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 to 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 offers 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 concrete artistic practice in any possible way.
  • Cooperation with National Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Warsaw
    • National Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw offers artist from Ukraine now staying in Poland offers cooperation with polish cultural institutions.
  • Mentorship programme for artists from Ukraine, Latvia
    • Latvian Contemporary Art organizations offer support and mentorship to colleagues - artists and culture professionals arriving to Latvia due to 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 offers possible continuation of studies in the field of art in any department of Pallas.
    • The admissions are possible to enter the spring semester by an individual study plan or to continue studies in 2022/2023 academic year by Erasmus curriculum (single courses) or full-time studies.
  • Creative Shelter, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria 
  • ESCAPE! – Escape as a creative challenge
    • Open call for amateur or professional artists (especially from Ukraine). 
      • Actors, writers, musicians, singers, post producers.
    • International artistic project of The Prague Shakespeare Company (Czech Republic) and Filmboard Karlsruhe (Germany).
  • Documenting Ukraine
    • The project seeks to facilitate this work by supporting journalists, scholars, artists, public intellectuals, and archivists based in Ukraine as they work on documentation projects that establish and preserve a factual record, through reporting, gathering published source material, or collecting oral testimony; or bring 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 5000 EUR
      • awarded via two tracks:
        • by recommendation of a member of the IWM community 
        • by open application (see below)
    • contact: ukraine@iwm.at
  • ARTery
    • Ever-growing network of available jobs, open to artists and creative industries 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.

 


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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